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Super Stats Pack: Hitters

Super Stats Pack: Hitters

Daniel Palka has mashed hell outta the ball, of course — but he’s also been a stellar clutch hitter for the White Sox Since our last check-in, the Chicago White Sox have managed to get even worse on offense, and that’s with a two-three week hot streak (“the Eloy Jiménez Michael Kopech bump”) buried in there somewhere. Going with one plate appearance per game as a minimum requirement for non-cumulative stats like homers, there are 13 qualifying players on the White Sox, and more often than not, they fall below average. If you would like these stats defined, check FanGraphs for...
Sep 17, 2018
Winston Salem Season Recap: Pitching

Winston Salem Season Recap: Pitching

The Dash had a potential ace and closer on their staff to end the year Here is the second part of the Dash season recap, the pitching edition. Alec Hansen .@Zachyflat7 hit a 2⃣-run homer, @NickMadrigal_3 had 2⃣ RBIs, Alec Hansen threw and our bullpen tossed 6⃣ strong innings as part of a 4-3 win over Wilmington.We've now won 7⃣ straight at home.Here were the highlights... pic.twitter.com/P6VAy4SkE9— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) August 18, 2018 Hansen is the first and only top White Sox prospect this year to be demoted. After a major injury, Hansen struggled with...
Sep 17, 2018
Under the Radar: Alex Call

Under the Radar: Alex Call

A bounce-back year could see a call to the White Sox in late 2019 Under the Radar details players in the Chicago White Sox system who may have suffered setbacks, gotten lost in the shuffle, or just haven’t surfaced as significant prospects as of yet. Next up is Alex Call, a former top prospect whose injuries and subsequent struggles in 2017 saw him fall out of many top prospect lists. Alex Call (OF) Birmingham Barons Alex Call, a Burnsville, Minn. native, was a master of consistency during his three-year reign as starting outfielder for the Ball State Cardinals, where he averaged...
Sep 17, 2018
Winston-Salem Season Recap: Hitting

Winston-Salem Season Recap: Hitting

A team will with dominant prospects won both division titles, but fell in their first playoff series Finally, a playoff team! Winston-Salem won both division titles, for an overall record of 84-54. As you have seen with the Charlotte and Birmingham recaps, a lot of talent left the team after the first half of the year. However, it speaks to the depth of the lower levels of the Chicago White Sox farm system that the Dash did not lose much of a step when players were promoted out of Winston-Salem. Additionally, because of that depth, we have to break the Dash recap into two parts. This first...
Sep 16, 2018
Birmingham Barons Season Recap

Birmingham Barons Season Recap

The team did not have as many MLB promotions as Charlotte or as deep a prospect pool as Winston-Salem, but it still boasts big names The Barons did not have a great season in 2018, at 66-72 with a last place showing in the first half and a third place finish in the second. But, much like the Charlotte Knights, they sent a few players to the majors: Ian Hamilton, Ryan Burr and Jose Ruiz. However, many more Barons prospects saw their seasons end in Charlotte — including Eloy Jimenez. So Birmingham was the place to be for Sox prospects for much of the season, but the best ones eventually...
Sep 16, 2018
No sweep for you! Orioles 8, White Sox 4

No sweep for you! Orioles 8, White Sox 4

Unlucky pitching. Horrible defense. However you choose to describe it, today’s game will be one the Sox will be happy to forget The first inning woes continued for Lucas Giolito in today’s 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Once again, he had an absolutely catastrophic first inning, before locking it in and providing an additional five quality innings. After the Chicago White Sox went three up, three down to start the first inning, Cedric Mullins began the bottom of the frame with a leadoff double, and it would take Giolito eight more batters to retire the side. The Orioles tacked on...
Sep 16, 2018
Six Pack of Stats: Orioles 8, White Sox 4

Six Pack of Stats: Orioles 8, White Sox 4

Only five positive WPAs came from the White Sox lineup, in a throwaway getaway game 2 It has now been two years since a Chicago White Sox starter has thrown a complete game. The last CG was on Sept. 16, 2016 by Chris Sale, who beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-4, allowing two earned runs and throwing 119 pitches. The White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are the only teams in the majors who haven’t thrown a complete game in the past two years. 4 The White Sox need to win four of their final 13 games to sidestep the fourth 100-loss season in franchise history. 5 Just five White Sox players in the game...
Sep 16, 2018
Meet the Players: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.

Meet the Players: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S has been a daily reader of South Side Sox for some time, using it has his “go-to” source for Chicago White Sox information. Smart dude. He is truly is a sleeper agent, residing in Houston who watches or listens to almost every White Sox game, and sees them anytime they travel to Texas — and occasionally makes the 12-hour drive to Birmingham to catch a game. Needless to say, his wife is in a constant struggle against the White Sox for his attention. Meet the Players: Quick Hits Name: Ryan Matte Hometown: Waukegan White Sox fan since: The womb First White Sox...
Sep 15, 2018
It’s good to be the king: White Sox whitewash O’s, 2-0

It’s good to be the king: White Sox whitewash O’s, 2-0

Rey is devastating over seven innings, making sparse run support stretch Maybe it was the fact that he was nearing the anniversary of his call-up to the majors last August 2017, but since August 2, Reynaldo López has been the ace of the Chicago White Sox. In seven of nine games, his game scores have been off the charts, averaging a 70. Consider that game score can brusquely correlate to winning percentage, and that means in just about all of his starts in the last two months, López has given the White Sox a 70% chance of winning. Saturday was no different. With his typical lack of run...
Sep 15, 2018
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 2, Orioles 0

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 2, Orioles 0

Run support has been sparse for Reynaldo López in 2018, but he only needed one run on Saturday 0 Reynaldo López has gotten zero runs of support 10 times this season, including in three of his last six games. 3 López has gotten support of three runs or less in 22 of his 30 starts in 2018. 3.07 López’s run support this season, down to 3.07 R/9 after Saturday’s start, has pushed him “past” Baltimore’s Andrew Cashner for the worst run support in all of baseball. In 2017, López enjoyed 7.55 R/9 over his eight starts. 6 López has gotten six runs of support in his last six...
Sep 15, 2018
Lucas Giolito, new and improved

Lucas Giolito, new and improved

Velocity is up, his pitches have more life, and the young righthander is not the same pitcher he was earlier this year When the Chicago acquired Lucas Giolito they and White Sox fans knew that he was not the same pitcher he was earlier in his career. He was not the 100 mph fastball pitcher he once was, but he was still highly rated in the usual prospect rankings after disastrous cup of coffee with the Washington Nationals in 2016. Giolito’s 2017 with the White Sox was much better. After he lost the battle to Reynaldo Lopez for the first White Sox pitching promotion, Giolito looked like a...
Sep 15, 2018
Under the Radar: Jordan Guerrero

Under the Radar: Jordan Guerrero

The former Top 10 MLB Pipeline prospect pitched well in Charlotte — is a promotion to the White Sox next? Under the Radar details players in the Chicago White Sox system who may have suffered setbacks, gotten lost in the shuffle, or just haven’t surfaced as significant prospects as of yet. Next up is Jordan Guerrero, a former top prospect whose inconsistencies have dropped him out of many top prospect lists. Jordan Guerrero (LHSP) Charlotte Knights Guerrero, a native of Oxnard, Ca., was drafted in the 15th round by the White Sox as a lanky, six-foot-three, 165-pound southpaw from...
Sep 14, 2018
White Sox are ‘good enough’ in 8-6 win

White Sox are ‘good enough’ in 8-6 win

Baltimore storms back from being down 7-2, but Chicago beats back those Triple-A charges for at least one game While it is no great shakes to be just good enough to beat the 105-loss Baltimore Orioles, are the Chicago White Sox going to give the win back, or something? No. No, they are not. The White Sox jumped out to a 7-2 lead, surrendered four unanswered runs and briefly flirted with shoveling away a game to a team that surely some Triple-A club could give a run for its money these days, then held on for dear life, 8-6. Yoán Moncada flexed some muscle tonight, going 3-for-4 with a walk,...
Sep 14, 2018
Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 8, Orioles 6

Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 8, Orioles 6

Yoán Moncada was the hitting (and, sorta, fielding) hero tonight .150 With a 3-for-4 night, nifty play along the right-field foul line, and no strikeouts, Yoán Moncada earned a .150 WPA, making him the Chicago White Sox MVP tonight. .333 With their 58th win on Friday, the White Sox only need to finish 5-10 (.333) to avoid a 100-loss season. Currently, Chicago’s winning percentage is .395. 1 A win in one of the weekend games ensures the White Sox their first season series win vs. the Baltimore Orioles since 2008. Chicago split series in 2011 and 2015, but have lost seven others over the...
Sep 14, 2018
Gamethread: White Sox at Orioles

Gamethread: White Sox at Orioles

Chicago heads into the one true dead spot in major league baseball, Baltimore YoYo back atop the lineup card tonight: Tonight's #WhiteSox starters.⏰: 6:05 PM CT : @NBCSChicago : @WGNRadio pic.twitter.com/XC1sSiQPjc— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 14, 2018 A truly unbelievable lineup Baltimore sends out: Luis Ortiz makes his first MLB start tonight with the White Sox in town. #Birdland pic.twitter.com/8fP8v7pB6Y— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 14, 2018