Tag: Kevin Vance

Minor Madness - Can Charlotte carry 28 pitchers?

This time of year, there are always more players in the organization than there is room for on active major and minor league rosters.  If you attempt a depth chart for the April-starting affiliates (Class A and up), even leaving out the guys likely to be in rookie ball (which starts in June), you end... Read more »

White Sox Prospects to Watch Outside the Top 25 - Pitchers

With the popularity of our Next Wave article last offseason, we’ve decided to make this an annual tradition – and split it into two articles.  This is a list of pitchers in the White Sox system to keep an eye on in 2014 that fell outside of the organization’s Top 25 players.  We published the... Read more »

A Season in Birmingham - Chris Bassitt

***The following article was written by Chris Bassitt, a Chicago White Sox pitching prospect, as a guest of FutureSox.  Chris tells the story of his partial season, and post-season run, with the Birmingham Barons.  We hope this gives our readers a unique view into a player’s perspective on life in the minors. By Chris Bassitt After learning... Read more »

FutureSox YouTube Channel - Exclusive White Sox Prospect Videos

In 2013, FutureSox writers saw four of the organization’s six US affiliates in person.  During those visits, we took a lot of video, and now we’ve consolidated the recordings onto a YouTube Channel.  This gives you one-stop shopping for videos of White Sox prospects – we have video of about 40 prospects available on the... Read more »

White Sox in the Arizona Fall League - 2013 in Review

The Arizona Fall League season has ended.  The Glendale Desert Dogs, on whose roster are the eight White Sox prospects in the AFL, failed to make the championship game.  Let’s take a look at the performance of these Sox farm hands, using the preview we published in October as a guide (and credit to Daren... Read more »

White Sox in the Arizona Fall League - Preview

The White Sox have eight players on the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League.  The AFL serves as a showcase of sorts, where all 30 MLB teams send a handful of prospects to get in some fall reps against enhanced competition.  This season, play begins on October 8th. The players... Read more »

Q&A with Infielder Marcus Semien

No prospect in the White Sox system is hotter right now than infielder Marcus Semien.  At age 22 in AA he is on the younger side, but you wouldn’t know it looking at what he’s done in July: .372/.524/.745, 29 BB, 12 K and 6 stolen bases for good measure.  He’s played all three skill infield... Read more »

Top White Sox Prospects - 2013 Mid-Season Top 25

We recently published the 11-25 list, with details on each of those prospects.  Click here to see that article and read those write-ups and our intro.  This article contains the top 10 with details, lists the names for 11-25, and lists the other prospects who received consideration. A NOTE ON ELIGIBILITY: This year we have a... Read more »

FutureSox Prospects of the Month: June 2013

Rookie ball is underway, which means all affiliates are in-season. That crowds the picture for the best performers of the month. As was evident last month, for the most part, the same players are continuing their success. With the minor league all-star breaks already past (for A ball) or shortly coming and the trade deadline... Read more »

Q&A with Pitching Prospect Erik Johnson

Pitcher Erik Johnson was selected by the White Sox in the 2nd round of the 2011 Amateur Draft, and he’s been rocketing up the prospect ladder ever since.  A definite overall Top 5 in the current Sox system (and making a strong case for #1) and it’s hottest pitching prospect, Johnson is already mowing down AA hitters despite having... Read more »
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