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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 »

Slow Curves and Big Doubles: Dash beat the Varnell out of the Nationals

Slow Curves and Big Doubles: Dash beat the Varnell out of the Nationals
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Taylor Varnell improved on his already impressive Dash debut last time out with six innings of one-run ball, and a four-run Dash fifth led the team to a 4-1 victory over the Potomac Nationals. The only string of hits the Nationals were able to put together against Varnell came in the very... Read more »

The Kannapolis Pipeline: Varnell the latest fascinating pitcher called up, but loses in Winston-Salem debut

The Kannapolis Pipeline: Varnell the latest fascinating pitcher called up, but loses in Winston-Salem debut
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Taylor Varnell’s High-A debut against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers was baserunner-heavy but otherwise smooth until the very last pitch he threw, his 100th, which turned into a triple-plus-error and scored three runs for the loss. It’s strange to say for a four-run, five-walk outing over four and two-thirds innings, but this was actually... Read more »
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3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7

3 Games in Arizona — Minor League News and Notes, 7/1 to 7/7
It was 109 degrees and partly cloudy in Surprise, Ariz., on June 30, when 1B Andrew Clayton Vaughn suited up for his first professional baseball game. Adorned in the grey road uniforms of the main club, Vaughn went 2-4 with a pair of singles and a strikeout that first day. Our own Sean Williams was at... Read more »

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2

White Sox Minor League News and Notes, 5/27 to 6/2
“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost Much like Frost’s seminal piece, the White Sox have a decision to make tonight at 6 p.m. One... Read more »

Maturity Plus Aggressiveness Equals Success for Taylor Varnell

Maturity Plus Aggressiveness Equals Success for Taylor Varnell
Being recently married with a baby girl on the way sets Taylor Varnell apart from his teammates. Perhaps that level of responsibility is what differentiates him on the mound as well. The 24-year-old left-hander out of Oral Roberts oozes maturity not typically seen in Low-A. Through nine starts at Kannapolis, the southpaw has been lights... Read more »
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If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine

If This is Rock Bottom, Sign Me Up: 33 reasons why everything is (still) fine
We’re not White Sox fans because we’re optimists. Or maybe we are, actually, I don’t know — why else would we still follow a team that has made the playoffs nine times in its 100+ year existence? In either case, here we are. Our top 80 prospects all need elbow surgery. The major league roster... Read more »

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 AZL White Sox

Season in Review: 2018 AZL White Sox
Team: AZL White Sox League: Arizona League (Rk) Final record: 30-26 overall (14-14 1st half, 16-12 2nd half) Final placement: 4th in 1st half, 3rd in 2nd half in Central Division. Missed a wild card spot by a half game. Complete Team Stats The U.S. affiliate at the lowest developmental level, the AZL White Sox are typically (and this... Read more »
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Season in Review: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers

Season in Review: 2018 Great Falls Voyagers
Team: Great Falls Voyagers League: Pioneer League (Rk) Final Record: 34-41 overall (22-16 1st half, 12-25 2nd half) Final Placement: 1st in first half, 4th in the second half in North division. Won PIO League Championship Series. Complete Team Stats The Great Falls Voyagers have made the playoffs in eleven of the past twelve seasons. They are a... Read more »
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