Tag: Omar Vizquel

FutureSox Podcast Round Table: Rule 5, Double-A and Yermin

FutureSox Podcast Round Table: Rule 5, Double-A and Yermin
On this installment of the FutureSox round table, Mike Rankin welcomes Ken Sawilchik and James Fox via Skype to discuss the recent news regarding the Chicago White Sox 40-man roster. They also took time to discuss the firing of Double-A Birmingham manager Omar Vizquel. The conversation concludes with a bit of fortune telling as it pertains... Read more »

White Sox Part Ways with Double-A Skipper Omar Vizquel

White Sox Part Ways with Double-A Skipper Omar Vizquel
The Chicago White Sox accompanied their decision to lock in seven players ahead of December’s Rule 5 Draft by announcing the release of Double-A Birmingham manager, Omar Vizquel. The 11-time Gold Glove winning shortstop made his managerial debut for the Winston-Salem Dash in 2018 before taking over the Barons job the following year. Director of... Read more »

Season in Review: 2019 Winston-Salem Dash

Season in Review: 2019 Winston-Salem Dash
Team: Winston-Salem Dash League: Carolina League (A+) Overall record: 72-61 (First half: 38-26, 2nd place; Second half: 34-35, 4th place) Final placement: 2nd place Carolina League Southern Division, missed playoffs Final Team Stats Far removed are we from the days of Luis Robert terrorizing Carolina League play with his .920 slugging percentage and 1.432 OPS... Read more »
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Case History: The Importance of a Successful Draft

Case History: The Importance of a Successful Draft
For a rebuild to be successful, teams must take a three-pronged approach to acquiring talent. With the trade market quiet until closer to the deadline and the ship on free agency having sailed, it’s time to examine the third avenue for producing quality players – the MLB draft. The majority of people are skeptical of... Read more »

White Sox Player Development Staff changes for 2019

White Sox Player Development Staff changes for 2019
Today the White Sox announced their 2019 Player Development Staff, which includes everyone from Director Chris Getz through the rovers and coordinators to the affiliate managers and coaching staffs. Most of the names are the same, though many have moved around and are new to their upcoming assignments. And there are a few additions to... 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 »
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Podcast Episode 2018.8: Ft. Chuck Garfien

Check out the latest FutureSox Podcast Featuring White Sox Pre and Post Game Host Chuck Garfien! Clinton Cole spoke with Chuck Garfien for the second time this season and they talked Kopech, Eloy, the next White Sox manager, and other topics. Be sure to take a listen to the podcast and find all of the other... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 6/11 to 6/17

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 6/11 to 6/17
Cheers to Winston-Salem, the Carolina League First Half Champs. The team with too many outfielders secured a postseason berth June 14th. The title is notably the organization’s first since 2012. The Dash have been phenomenal with manager Omar Vizquel at the helm. As the draft roster churn begins to happen, the team will change. Players... Read more »

Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots

Absolutely Go Into the Light: Eight White Sox bright spots
Welcome to June, a brand new month! A little-known Baseball Rule is that you’re allowed to totally forget your team’s performance for the preceding months when a new one begins, so everyone, congratulations on the 3-2 Chicago White Sox. 16 isn’t that many games back for the wild card, right? In fact, there are a... Read more »
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2018 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview

2018 Winston-Salem Dash Season Preview
The Winston-Salem Dash will open Carolina League play on Thursday, April 5th (today!) at 7:00 PM at Carolina. 24-year major league veteran and 3-time All Star Omar Vizquel takes the reigns as manager of the Dash in 2018. Over the past four seasons, the 11-time Gold Glove winner was a member of Brad Ausmus‘ staff... Read more »
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