2:58 PM EST, Tue November 20, 2018
27 mins ago
2018 Glendale Desert Dogs season recap

2018 Glendale Desert Dogs season recap

Luis Robert and Zach Thompson made big splashes, while a few prospects ran out of gas The Glendale Desert Dogs did not start or finish the season well, en routed to a 12-18 finish. The Chicago White Sox prospects on the roster were up and down all around, as some looked the part, others seemed gassed, and a few might be interesting names come Rule 5 draft time. Luis Robert: .324/.367/.432, 2 HR, 5 SB, 13 K Robert showed a little bit of everything. His power: (this video will never get old) Luis Robert's home run#WhiteSox #AFL18#GlendaleDesertDogs pic.twitter.com/TEuxiGyKzh— Kim C...
15 hours ago
Deep Dive: right field edition, part 2

Deep Dive: right field edition, part 2

The White Sox have terrific right-field depth, and it’s getting closer to Chicago “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. Now, let’s focus on the right field depth in the organization by providing...
21 hours ago
White Sox ties to the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

White Sox ties to the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

Whether one of the Good Guys wearing black, or as a formidable opponent, several players up for the Hall this year have South Side connections Virtually every player on the 35-man Hall of Fame ballot has some tie, tenuous or otherwise, to the Chicago White Sox. Some of the highlights: Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/ One’s a future Hall-of-Famer, one is not. After the 1996 season, Roger Clemens had decided — after his home state Houston Astros and Texas Rangers took a pass — that he wanted to settle in Chicago with his family, and pitch for the White Sox. He was...
Nov 18, 2018
Deep Dive: right field edition, part 1

Deep Dive: right field edition, part 1

Taking a look at the right fielders in the lower levels of the White Sox system “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. Right field is traditionally fielded by outfielders with the strongest arms and...
Nov 18, 2018
Who wants to play 40-Man Roster Shake-Up?

Who wants to play 40-Man Roster Shake-Up?

The White Sox have to decide which players to add (or subtract) from the 40-man roster by Tuesday November 20 is the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters ahead of the Rule 5 draft in December. This is how the roster, currently at 35, stands as of today: Pitchers (17): Manny Bañuelos, Aaron Bummer, Ryan Burr, Ian Clarkin, Dylan Covey, Caleb Frare, Jace Fry, Carson Fulmer, Lucas Giolito, Ian Hamilton, Nate Jones, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo López, Juan Minaya, Carlos Rodon, Jose Ruiz, Thyago Vieira Catchers (2): Welington Castillo, Omar Narvaez Infielders (6): Jose Abreu,...
Nov 17, 2018
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 4

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 4

A snapshot of the top free agent center fielders, as well as the best projected center fielders in next year’s draft “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. So, finally, let’s take a look at free...
Nov 16, 2018
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 3

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 3

Adam Engel: his past, present and future with the White Sox “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the...
Nov 15, 2018
Desert Dogs wreck Rafters

Desert Dogs wreck Rafters

Glendale bags a big win in its AFL finale Glendale Desert Dogs 4, Salt River Rafters 2 Luis Basabe (CF): 1-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB Zach Thompson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, SV (3) In the last game of the year, we only get a Basabe lineup appearance, and he made an impact right out of the gate. In the bottom of the first, after the Desert Dogs allowed two runs, Basabe blooped a single to open up the inning, and stole second. He would come around to score, and Glendale would tack on one more run to tie the game. Luis Basabe gets things started with a leadoff single today. He stole...
Nov 15, 2018
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 2

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 2

The White Sox are loaded with top center field prospects — with three guys named Luis leading the way “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. Now, let’s focus on the center field depth in the...
Nov 15, 2018
Bullpen Dogs Banks

Bullpen Dogs Banks

Southpaw starter throws five strong; relief corps blows the game late Salt River Rafters 4, Glendale Desert Dogs 3 Luis Basabe (leadoff, DH): 0-for-4, 3 K, BB (.178) Luis Robert (cleanup, RF): 1-for-4, R, 2 SB (5) K (.324) Laz Rivera (batting ninth, 2B): 0-for-4, 2 K (.215) Tanner Banks (starter): 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, K, 52 game score, 57 pitches/36 strikes (4.43) Well, this game was generally a bummer. Banks started, pitched five fairly strong innings, and left with the score knotted 1-1. Unfortunately, Desert Dogs relievers Tyler Erwin (Baltimore Orioles) and Jordan Sheffield (Los...
Nov 14, 2018
Deep Dive: center field edition, part 1

Deep Dive: center field edition, part 1

Headlined by 2018 draft choice Steele Walker, the lower ranks of Chicago’s center field corps are nothing to sniff at “Deep Dive” focuses on the depth of each position in the White Sox organization. Each position will be a four-part series: Depth in the lower levels (Dominican through Kannapolis) Depth in the higher levels (Winston-Salem through Charlotte) Under the Radar-type detail on one of the White Sox players at that position Free-agent options at that position, plus sneak peeks into available players in the upcoming 2019 MLB Draft. Center field is the most athletic outfield...
Nov 14, 2018
Middle-Relief Mondays? Wilbur Wood Wet T-shirts? No Social Media Night?

Middle-Relief Mondays? Wilbur Wood Wet T-shirts? No Social Media Night?

In the wake of a 100-loss season, the White Sox are digging deep to draw fans, made clear by this early peek at 2019 Chicago White Sox promotional calendar FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 WHITE SOX ANNOUNCE BEVY OF INNOVATIVE PROMOTIONS TO MAKE OUR SECOND-DIVISION DWELLERS PALATABLE Tent Meeting Sundays, You Be the Fireman Mondays, Wilbur Wood Wet T-Shirt Night, Pork in the Park, No Social Media Night, South Side Inferiority Complex Heritage Night, Emo Music Night Are All Part of Our Early-Season Promotional Specials CHICAGO — Tired of the rebuild? Uninspired by the...
Nov 13, 2018
Desert Dogs limping down the stretch

Desert Dogs limping down the stretch

But Luis Basabe and Laz Rivera did provide Sox positives Surprise Saguaros 9, Glendale Desert Dogs 2 Luis Basabe (CF): 1-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K Luis Robert (DH): 1-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K Laz Rivera (SS): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K Danny Dopico: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K Basabe started off the game on the right foot, with a five-pitch walk. However, once Robert was up with two runners on base, he fouled out and Glendale could not muster a run. Surprise did not squander its chances, putting up a four spot in the bottom of the first. Luis Basabe smokes a single to center off Blue Jays pitcher Nate...
Nov 13, 2018
Minor league free agency: targets for the 2019 White Sox

Minor league free agency: targets for the 2019 White Sox

Ample righty relievers, and even a couple of credible rotation candidates, headline the best offerings among minor league free agents The offseason takes away — but gives, as well. Monday’s piece dove into the basics of minor league free agency, and summarized which players in the White Sox organization opted for free agency earlier this month. Now that we know who’s been lost, how can the Chicago White Sox fill in some gaps in their minor league system? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Former White Sox who...
Nov 13, 2018
Quiet night for White Sox in Glendale’s win

Quiet night for White Sox in Glendale’s win

Zach Thompson with a rather repetitious hold; Luis Robert takes the collar Glendale Desert Dogs 4, Mesa Solar Sox 2 Luis Robert (CF, cleanup): 0-for-4 (.338) Zach Thompson (relieved in seventh and eighth): 1 2⁄3 IP, H BB, 20 pitches/12 strikes, hold (2.92) Not a lot to report in this game, as Robert’s “slump” continued through four at-bats. He lined out to counterpart Daz Cameron in center field to end the first inning, grounded out to third to lead off the fourth, flied out again to Cameron to end the fifth, and popped out to short in the seventh. Thompson entered in the seventh...