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White Sox Minor League News & Notes, 1/8-2/4

White Sox Minor League News & Notes, 1/8-2/4
It’s February. In less than two weeks, we will be able to say without preface, ‘Pitchers and Catchers, Report!’ So this will be our last truly “offseason” News and Notes of the 2017-2018 winter. By the end of February we will be back into weekly mode for Spring Training. While there have not been any... Read more »

2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview

2016 Charlotte Knights Season Preview
Charlotte opens play Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Julio Vinas moves up from Birmingham to manage the highest level White Sox affiliate (AAA, International League) as they open on the road at Durham. Rich Dotson returns as Pitching Coach, joined by Hitting Coach Andy Tomberlin and assistant coach Tim Esmay. The... Read more »

White Sox Winter Leagues Preview, Part 1 - Venezuela

Each year, about a couple dozen players from the White Sox organization play in winter leagues around the Caribbean (Venezuela, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico) and sometimes in Australia. The leagues start at various times and not all of them have their rosters up yet, so we’re breaking up the previews into multiple editions this year. First up are... Read more »

2014 White Sox Minor League Statistical Leaders - Hitters

With the 2014 minor league seasons completed, let’s take a look at the leaders in key statistical areas in the White Sox system. In this edition, we’re going to focus on hitters. We’ll look at some classic core numbers (slash lines, XBH totals), but also some peripheral values (contact rates) that may better indicate where... Read more »

Catching 2015 - The Coming Battle

You can look at any position in the organization and attempt to determine who will be on the roster in that role in 2015.  And given the apparent path taken by Hahn and Company starting late last year, which seemed to plot a road through .500 baseball this year with the goal of competing the... Read more »

In person view of Birmingham Barons hitters

Last week, the Birmingham Barons made one of their yearly trips to East Tennessee to play the Tennessee Smokies (AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) and since that ballpark is well within my driving distance, I made my yearly trip to catch a couple of games on May 6 (a 4-1 loss) and May 7... Read more »

State of the System: Catcher

Positional Overview: The catching spot is arguably the weakest position in the entire system at present. Tyler Flowers is the favorite to claim the starting C role with the big league side out of Spring Training, and although still somewhat young, he was far from convincing both offensively and defensively in 2013. Unless you are... Read more »

White Sox Spring Training Preview - Prospect Perspectives

Pitchers and Catchers report for Spring Training this weekend, and some players (minor and major leaguers) have already arrived at Camelback Ranch.  Aside from a little tinge of jealousy of players who get to run around on green grass in seventy degree temps, there’s quite a bit to get excited about for White Sox fans,... Read more »

White Sox Prospects to Watch Outside the Top 25 - Position Players

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 position players in the White Sox system to keep an eye on in 2014 that fell outside of the organization’s Top 25 players.  The pitching... Read more »

White Sox in the Winter Leagues - Post-Season Review

The Caribbean winter leagues’ regular seasons have ended, with a number of White Sox minor leaguers seeing action.  We previewed the White Sox in the Dominican Winter League here, and the Venezuelan Winter League here, prior to their seasons.  Let’s take a look at how they did. Note: there are two Sox prospects still playing... Read more »
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