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2019 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview

2019 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview
The Kannapolis Intimidators open the 2019 season at home against the Rome Braves on Thursday April 4th at 7:00PM ET. Ryan Newman will be the manager of the Intimidators after being in Birmingham last season with the Barons. Jose Bautista is returning to the South Atlantic League as pitching coach. Cole Armstrong will be the... 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 »

Preview: White Sox Fall Instructs

Preview: White Sox Fall Instructs
The regular and post-season games have ended for all seven White Sox affiliates in 2018. Three teams went to the playoffs, and one of those won a league championship (Great Falls). Now we move into the off-season. Players have scattered to the four winds, but some will breeze back to the team’s Camelback Ranch facility... Read more »
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Catching Up with the Kannapolis Backstops

Catching Up with the Kannapolis Backstops
Since A.J. Pierzynski left the team in 2012, the catching position has been a revolving door for the White Sox. And had A.J. not have been a locker room problem at his previous stops they probably would not have had a chance to acquire him. If you’re old enough to remember the last time the... Read more »

Youth is Used Pretty Well, Actually, By the Young

Youth is Used Pretty Well, Actually, By the Young
There are suddenly a bunch of talented post-teens playing major league baseball and making everyone feel bad about themselves. Juan Soto, currently the only actual teenager in big league baseball, hit a three-run home run on the first pitch of the first at-bat in his first game started for the Nationals. Ronald Acuña, who turned... Read more »

The Kannapolis Piranhas?

The Kannapolis Piranhas?
The Intimidators are, as of this writing, in first place with a 13-6 overall record to start the 2018 campaign. Part of their success thus far is a lineup that, while lacking star prospect power, also lacks clear holes. The starting nine are all players with enough tools and skills to keep them in the... Read more »
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2018 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview

2018 Kannapolis Intimidators Preview
The Class A Kannapolis Intimidators opened South Atlantic League play on Thursday, April 5th at home against Lakewood, and as of this writing are 1-1. The team is managed by Justin Jirschele, who even in his second year as the team’s leader is only 27 years old. Last year he was the youngest manager in all... Read more »

White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders, 2017 - Hitters

White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders, 2017 - Hitters
2017 was a big year for the White Sox minor league system. They acquired a wave of highly considered prospects from other teams, rode some success from both the 2016 and 2017 drafts, and for the first time in many years the Latin American pipeline is starting to generate some success in the system. The... Read more »

Fall Instructs for White Sox prospects - roster and preview

Fall Instructs for White Sox prospects - roster and preview
The Fall Instructional League in Arizona is about to begin, and the White Sox squad opens play on September 21st. Also commonly referred to as simply Instructs, you can think of this league as the Arizona Fall League’s younger brother. Unlike the AFL, where teams only send seven or eight hand-picked players, usually from the... Read more »
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Season in Review: 2017 AZL White Sox

Season in Review: 2017 AZL White Sox
Team: AZL White Sox League: Arizona League (a.k.a. Fire League) Final record: 30-26 overall (11-17 1st half, 19-9 2nd half) Final placement: 4th in 1st half, T-1st 2nd half in the Central Division (no playoffs) Complete Team Stats In 2015, the AZL White Sox won the league championship and last year they had a 21-35 record. Here in... Read more »
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