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White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 3/20 to 4/2

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 3/20 to 4/2
To quote Europe, “It’s the final countdown, the final countdown. Oh…” The minor league season is but days away, set to open this Thursday. The rosters are taking final shape and should be finalized Wednesday, and before you know it, the White Sox affiliates will charge the field for the 2018 season. There will be... Read more »

Winter Leagues Review – How White Sox Prospects Performed

Winter Leagues Review – How White Sox Prospects Performed
The White Sox had 16 minor leaguers play in the islands over the course of the winter. While you spent most of the last few months freezing, these players were honing their craft in balmy climates such as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. So add that to the list of ways your life doesn’t compare... Read more »

Winter Leagues Preview - focus on White Sox prospects

Winter Leagues Preview - focus on White Sox prospects
The current focus on the offseason leagues for prospects is on the Arizona Fall League and the Fall Instructional League, both of which are well underway (and you can follow those links to our previews). But the foreign winter leagues are just getting started, with some not even open yet. There are at least 17... Read more »
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In-Person Reports: Spencer Adams and four AA relievers

In-Person Reports: Spencer Adams and four AA relievers
These are reports from my look at five Birmingham Barons pitchers on June 29th and 30th. This includes a deep look at Spencer Adams, who has made some strides since last season, and briefs on the four relievers I saw in those two games. Included are videos for all of them, as well as quotes... Read more »

2017 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2017 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
The Birmingham Barons open play on Thursday, April 6th, along with the other three full-season affiliates. Julio Vinas returns as manager after guiding the Charlotte Knights in 2016. He’s joined by Hitting Coach Cole Armstrong and Pitching Coach Jose Bautista. The first series begins on the road at Jackson, before coming home to Regions Field... Read more »

White Sox Rule 5 Draft preview - who they could lose or add

White Sox Rule 5 Draft preview - who they could lose or add
The Winter Meetings, currently underway, rightly get attention for all the hot stove action as teams start making big trades and signings. But the festival of roster machinations (built around the meetings’ stated purposes of conference sessions and front office job matching for teams at all levels) ends with the Rule 5 Draft, which will... Read more »
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2016 Birmingham Barons Season Preview

2016 Birmingham Barons Season Preview
Birmingham opens play on Thursday, April 7th, along with the other three full-season clubs. Ryan Newman takes over as Manager of the Barons for 2016, replacing Julio Vinas (who moved up to Charlotte). He’s joined by Hitting Coach Jamie Dismuke (who is returned to the club) and Pitching Coach J.R. Perdew (who moves up from... Read more »

2016 Pre-Season Writers Round Table - Part Two

2016 Pre-Season Writers Round Table - Part Two
With Opening Day for the major league team and the full-season affiliates less than a month away, the FutureSox staff convened and reflected on our pre-season rankings, made some bold predictions, and noted what they are looking out for this season. I was joined by Matt Cassidy, Brian Bilek, Will Siskel, and our newest writer,... Read more »

Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list

Next Wave: Pitchers who just missed our 2016 Top 30 Prospects list
After we publish each of our twice-annual Top Prospects lists, we publish a pair of follow-up articles we call the “Next Wave.” One covers position players, which we published a few days ago. This one covers pitchers. These are prospects who didn’t make our most recent top 30, but who are nonetheless worth keeping an eye on. You... Read more »
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Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Preseason 2016 - Full List

Top 30 White Sox Prospects, Preseason 2016 - Full List
Twice annually, the writers at Future Sox work together to produce a list of the top prospects in the White Sox system. We use a voting system among the staff, then argue about specific players and rankings, until we come to a final list. The list is then released in two parts. This is the... Read more »
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