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Jun 19, 2019
White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 11

White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 11

The promotions have begun, punctuating big weeks from Danny Mendick, Lincoln Henzman, Steele Walker and Corey Zangari Charlotte Knights SLATER SCOOP: White Sox are calling up first-round pick, former Canes catcher Zack Collins.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) June 16, 2019 Zack Collins: .150 BA, 4 R, 2 RBI, 7 BB, 10 KSeby Zavala: .273 BA, 1 HR, 4 R, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 7 KDanny Mendick: .450 BA, 4 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 SB **MVP of the Week**Daniel Palka: .348 BA, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 SBMatt Foster: 3 2⁄3 IP, 2.52 FIP, 12.27 K/9, 4.91 BB/9Carson Fulmer: 1 IP, 12.61 FIP, 0.0 K/9, 27.0...
Jun 19, 2019
White Sox Minor League Update: June 18, 2019

White Sox Minor League Update: June 18, 2019

Luis Robert is an All-Star among All-Stars, and several very young professional athletes hit well Syracuse Mets 4, Charlotte Knights 3 — 10 innings Ross Detwiler: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HBPConnor Walsh: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (L, 1-1)Adam Engel (CF): 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K , 2 SB **MVP**Jon Jay (RF): 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBIMatt Skole (DH): 2-for-4, 1 BBDaniel Palka (1B): 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2BSeby Zavala (C): 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 KDanny Mendick (2B): 1-for-5, 1 2B, 1 K .@__piece36 ties the game with his second hit of the night, a single to center to score Palka!...
Jun 18, 2019
Eloy’s broken-bat homer leads Sox to 3-1 win over Cubs

Eloy’s broken-bat homer leads Sox to 3-1 win over Cubs

Jose Quintana for Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease (smiley face) The beginning of the Sox-Cubs series had a promising feel to it. The White Sox got a leadoff single from Leury Garcia, followed by a Jose Abreu single and James McCann walk. Eloy Jimenez got his first shot to show something to his former team with the bases loaded. The result? A 5-4-3 double play to end the inning. It’s ok, though. He followed his next two at-bats with a single, walk and...a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning off of Pedro Strop. Ok, cool. That’ll play. Jimenez broke his bat, but that didn’t...
Jun 18, 2019
Gamethread: Good Guys at Bad Guys

Gamethread: Good Guys at Bad Guys

“That’s enough of that, Lackey!! That’s enough of that B.S.” Time: 7:05 p.m. TV: WGN Radio: WGN-720 I have no idea who sponsors this series, but I always enjoy the rather meaningless bragging rights on the line. Can we please go back to three-game, weekend summer series for these two teams to play each other? Seriously, it’s a Tuesday night. Anyway, Ivan Nova gets the start for the White Sox tonight. He was good enough in his last outing, going 5 2⁄3 and giving up four earned runs against the New York Yankees. Cole Hamels gets the start for the Cubs. The Sox pounded the...
Jun 18, 2019
White Sox Minor League Update: June 17, 2019

White Sox Minor League Update: June 17, 2019

Teenagers play baseball, but do not win AZL Mariners 7, AZL White Sox 6 Hector Acosta: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 KJacob Lindgren: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (H, 1)Tyler Johnson: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (H, 1)Vladimir Nuñez: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (L, 0-1)(BS, 1)James Beard (CF): 0-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 ESamil Polanco (2B): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 KJose Rodriguez (SS): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS **MVP**DJ Gladney (DH): 1-for-4, 1 KTyler Osik (1B): 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 KIvan Gonzalez (C): 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 BBJosue Guerrero (RF): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K The AZL White...
Jun 17, 2019
FanPulse: Faith in Ricky? Still wavering

FanPulse: Faith in Ricky? Still wavering

White Sox fans don’t know much what to do with their manager Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged-in fans from each team. Chicago White Sox fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. This week’s deep cut takes a look again at the approval rating for manager Ricky Renteria. Well, he’s back down to a failing grade with fans, equaling his Week 9 rating at 59%. Fan confidence in Ricky Renteria Week 1 76%Week 2 86% (season high to date)Week 3 60%Week 4 67%Week 5 57%Week 6 53%Week 7 43% (season low to date)Week 8...
Jun 17, 2019
Should the White Sox Pursue: Kenta Maeda

Should the White Sox Pursue: Kenta Maeda

The White Sox could be able to land their No. 2 starter for an affordable price The Chicago White Sox need starting pitchers, and may need to look externally for options. There is a terrific option available with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kenta Maeda. But does Maeda make sense for the White Sox? Oh yes, he does. Let’s count the ways. The White Sox rotation is very bad It is no secret that the White Sox rotation needs help. They have one guy you may have heard of who has a 2.22 ERA and is No. 2 among all pitchers in fWAR (3.0). But besides Lucas Giolito, no pitchers on the team have reached...
Jun 16, 2019
White Sox Minor League Update: June 16, 2019

White Sox Minor League Update: June 16, 2019

Dedelow, Walker power the Dash to the only victory of the day Rochester Red Wings 11, Charlotte Knights 5 (game 1) Donn Roach (SP): 2 2⁄3 IP, 7 R (7 ER), 12 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 11.03 ERA Zach Thompson (RP): 2 1⁄3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 5.17 ERA *MVP* Daniel Palka (1B): 1-for-3, 2B, BB, RBI, .253 AVG, .894 OPS Jon Jay (RF): 2-for-4, 2 RBI, .273 AVG, .576 OPS Paulo Orlando (LF): 1-for-4, HR, .290 AVG, .884 OPS Zack Collins (DH): 0-for-2, BB, RBI, .250 AVG, .856 OPS Ryan Goins (SS): 2-for-3, .328 AVG, .941 OPS Before the game was suspended due to the weather, the Knights got off to a fast...
Jun 16, 2019
Pitching in: The latest White Sox UDFA signings

Pitching in: The latest White Sox UDFA signings

Undrafted players have a tougher road than anyone to the majors, but now Allan Beer and Vlad Nuñez are ready to start their journeys When an athlete who believes he’s earned the chance to be selected in a professional sports draft discovers at the end that nobody was interested in services, it has to be disappointing, frustrating and heartbreaking. This is most evident in baseball, when three days, 40 rounds and 1,217 selections transpired earlier this month. Last year, however, three undrafted free agents (UDFAs) were signed to contracts by the Chicago White Sox: Sean Thompson from...
Jun 16, 2019
Draft Signings: where the White Sox stand

Draft Signings: where the White Sox stand

Plenty of upper-tier talent was selected ... so how will all the final bonuses be alotted? It’s been more than a week since Day 3 of the draft concluded, and while many draftees have signed, a few minor rumblings have been stirred regarding the top three Chicago White Sox selections: Andrew Vaughn, Matthew Thompson and Andrew Dalquist. On the surface, this could be a concern, because this was a very top-heavy draft for the White Sox. Many of the second-day picks were expected to be under-slot signings to simply help pay for the top selections in this year’s draft; anything the...
Jun 16, 2019
Well, the first two innings went fine

Well, the first two innings went fine

Sox lose to Yanks by a TD, 10-3 Before you could say Odrisamer Despaigne, the new Chicago White Sox starter had given up a couple of cheap singles to start the game, but then he cruised through the next six batters, including four strikeouts. It didn’t hurt that the New York Yankees were mostly playing their second string. Meanwhile, José Abreu scalded one into the bullpen: Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Mark it 103.5 mph. 366 feet, on a line. The Sox ran into a little bad luck, or maybe bad hustle, in the second. After a Yoán Moncada walk, Welington Castillo hit a double...
Jun 16, 2019
Thanksgiving, 77 ways

Thanksgiving, 77 ways

On this day where we’re all thankful for something, a tribute to the guy who introduced me to the White Sox [Originally published on Nov. 22, 2018, this is a re-run of last November’s Thanksgiving/birthday post, which may have gotten a little buried under a holiday, the offseason, and a 100-loss debacle of a season. We’ve got a lot of new people coming by these days, so what the hell, I’m gonna re-rack this one as a Father’s Day post—BB] Well, I didn’t think there’d be any sort of special Thanksgiving Day post today, at all. And then, Thanksgiving started to creep up, and I...
Jun 16, 2019
White Sox Minor League Update: June 15, 2019

White Sox Minor League Update: June 15, 2019

A rough night for the upper affiliates, but in Great Falls Nate Pawelczyk and Nick Johnson secured a first Voyagers win Charlotte Knights vs. Rochester Red Wings : Suspended in the bottom of the third (rain) The Red Wings lead the Knights, 7-5, with two-outs in the bottom of the third. The ballgame will resume tomorrow afternoon at noon and will play a full nine, to be followed with the regularly-scheduled contest, shortened to seven innings. Tonight's game from #RochesterNY has been suspended ⬇️ https://t.co/pu0kyiPwyZ— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) June 16,...
Jun 16, 2019
Just a whiff of .500

Just a whiff of .500

Sixteen Ks and another rough Reynaldo outing drop Sox, 8-4 Yours truly, coming from the ballpark on this rainy day (but hey, the Hawaiian shirt was worth it alone). It was a welcome sight to see a game even get started at all after the abysmal drive in, but given the second sellout of the season and the Chicago White Sox at .500, it was a can’t-miss game. But, to the game, an 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees, because that’s the important part for you all. (But also, yes WIN05, I went to a Reynaldo López start ... never doing that again). The first inning went by quick for everyone....
Jun 15, 2019
Evan Marshall: ‘Changed’ for good?

Evan Marshall: ‘Changed’ for good?

The veteran has bounced around for years, signed this offseason for just 550k, and now is an integral part of the Sox bullpen Way back in 2011, Evan Marshall was selected in the fourth round of the draft, and three years later made the big leagues. And he was pretty good: In 2014, Marshall had a 2.89 FIP in 49 1⁄3 innings. He was more of a strikeout pitcher then with some questionable command, but he was very effective. Unfortunately for him, it was downhill for the next few years, and not necessarily all his fault. The 2015 season was the start of Marshall’s decline, as his FIP...