Tag: Joel Booker

40-Man Roster Decisions, Eligibility and The Rule 5 Draft Implications

40-Man Roster Decisions, Eligibility and The Rule 5 Draft Implications
The 2019 Major League Baseball season has culminated with the Washington Nationals winning their first World Series. Qualifying Offers will soon be extended and free agents have started officially filing for freedom. This is an off-season of great significance for the Chicago White Sox and the decision makers have already begun trimming the edges of... Read more »

2019 Birmingham Barons Season in Review: Hitters

2019 Birmingham Barons Season in Review: Hitters
This is the first of two articles recapping the Chicago White Sox 2019 Double-A affiliate, Birmingham Barons. Included in this first piece is a breakdown of position players. The second will feature a recap of strictly pitchers.  Newly appointed Birmingham Barons manager Omar Vizquel worked with 52 players throughout the 2019 Southern League campaign. With... Read more »

2019 Midseason Rankings: TwitterBag Questions

Twitter can be a divisive place but our readers are the best! They were asked to come up with mailbag questions that correspond with rankings week. They didn’t take that opportunity for granted. Below are the questions that we were submitted and our responses to the best of our knowledge. As always, thanks for reading... Read more »
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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 4/22 to 4/28
Baseball’s No. 1 prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his debut April 26 to a packed Rogers Centre. The hype and buzz preceding his debut with deafening, the Blue Jays’ service time manipulation was maddening and the cheers after he recorded his first hit were jubilant. Which brings us to the White Sox. The top 10... Read more »

2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2019 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons were scheduled to open play on Thursday April 4th in Biloxi, Mississippi against the Shuckers. The Barons will be managed by former big leaguer Omar Vizquel this year as he ascends upward from the Carolina League. Richard Dotson returns to Birmingham as the pitching coach and Charles Poe will take over as... Read more »

Just Missed - Prospects outside the Preseason Top 30

Just Missed - Prospects outside the Preseason Top 30
Welcome to Rankings Week, 2019! Twice a year, we rank the top prospects in the White Sox system. The schedule of events looks like this: Tuesday: The Just Missed article (this one) Wednesday: Prospects ranked #16-30, with capsules Thursday: The FULL LIST, with capsules for #1-15 Friday: Writers’ roundtable discussion of the rankings The White... Read more »
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Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Outfielders

Top White Sox Prospects by Position - Outfielders
Welcome to the last entry in this new offseason article series here at FutureSox. Separate from our twice-annual Top 30 White Sox Prospects lists, we list the top five or ten minor leaguers in the White Sox system at each position on the field. Like the starting pitchers edition, this list ranks the top ten outfielders in... Read more »

Season in Review: 2018 Winston-Salem Dash

Team: Winston-Salem Dash League: Carolina League (Advanced A) Final Record: 84-54 Overall (41-29 First Half, 43-25 Second Half) Final Placement: 1st in first half, tie for first in second half in Southern Division, Lost 3-0 to Buies Creek Astros in the first round of playoffs Complete Team Stats With players like Dylan Cease, Luis Robert,... Read more »

Season in Review: 2018 Birmingham Barons

Season in Review: 2018 Birmingham Barons
Team: Birmingham Barons League: Southern League (AA) Final record: 66-72 overall (32-36 1st half, 34-36 2nd half) Final placement: 5th in 1st half, 3rd in 2nd half in North Division, no playoffs. Complete Team Stats The Barons had a few of the best prospects in the system spend time on the roster during 2018. But a few very-highly-ranked prospects aside,... Read more »
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Just Missed - prospects outside the Midseason 2018 Top 30

Just Missed - prospects outside the Midseason 2018 Top 30
Welcome to Rankings Week, mid-season 2018! Twice a year, we rank the top prospects in the White Sox system. The schedule of events looks like this: Monday: The Just Missed article (this one) Tuesday: Prospects ranked #16-30, with capsules Wednesday: The FULL LIST, with 1-15 capsules Thursday: Writers’ roundtable discussion of the rankings The White... Read more »
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