Bummer’s combination of low salary, years of team control and performance should make him a key contributor to future competitive squads on the South Side.
There are some major league (and experienced) arms at Charlotte, but the two most enticing southpaws in the White Sox system may reside in Birmingham.
The Winston-Salem southpaw bullpen arms are especially interesting — especially Andrew Perez and Jacob Lindgren.
The rookie corps of southpaws, especially at Great Falls and AZL, showed a lot of promise in 2019.
There are five 1.0 WAR-plus righty relievers out there this offseason … and a ton of bullpen projects after that.
Metrics don’t take kindly to pitchers like Colomé. Despite a mostly solid relieving career to date in which he’s posted 126 saves, he’s amassed only a 6.7 bWAR. With that said, there’s something to be said for Colomé being a relatively calming influence in the clubhouse.
Many of the top organizational bullpen arms finished the season with Birmingham and Charlotte this year. Hopefully with a little luck, some of these arms could be fixtures in the White Sox bullpen for years to come.
Even though none rank in MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 White Sox Prospect list, there is indeed some quality under-the-radar talent here. In fact, the strength of the Kannapolis squad this year may well have been its right-handed relief corps.
Let’s take a look at the Top 15 rookie league righties, focusing on five at each affiliate.
Go figure, the AFL-worst Desert Dogs host the AFL-best Saguaros, and … Glendale wins!
Plentiful left-handed starter options should be available this offseason. Let’s take a look at ’em.
It would be great to see Rodón finally reach his potential at some point in a White Sox uniform, no matter how likely it is.
Although the majority of players on this list are essentially organizational depth, there are a couple pitchers who could turn out to be something more.
Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left-handed starters
Featuring the highest-ranked southpaw in the system (Konnor Pilkington), there are several other left-handed arms in Single-A who are worth watching as well.
There’a a nice trio of young lefties in the rookie classes, all holding great promise for the future.
This article delves into the plentiful right-handed starter options that could be available this offseason. Be forewarned: The quality of these free agents does drop rather quickly.
Lucas Giolito through 2018, his 2019 season with the White Sox, and what his future looks like with the team.
For all the hand-wringing over lack of majors-ready arms in the upper levels, there are at least a few names here you’ll be seeing on the South Side soon.
A-ball? That’s where you’ll find the most intriguing White Sox pitching prospect of all, as well as some other very promising “next wave” arms.
With the two top 2019 draftee arms pitching out of AZL (though briefly), Arizona is ground zero for the White Sox’s long-term pitching future.
If he maintains his health while continuing to produce, it’s not difficult to imagine McClure inserting himself into the White Sox plans for 2021 — as anywhere from a fifth starter to a setup role in the bullpen.
Charlotte’s win puts it one up in the wild-card race, with two games remaining!
It’s somewhat of a surprise that this bulky catcher’s promising offensive profile hasn’t landed him on the South Side already.
In the five games played today, White Sox affiliates outscored their opponents by a combined 27-5 margin. Is that good?
A peek ahead at the challenges facing the White Sox, as they choose their 40 key players for 2020
Tanner Banks pitches a gem, Yoán Moncada rehabs like a champ and Elijah Tatís gets his groove back
Why did players strike in 1994? Did anyone benefit from the strike? Were replacement players really going to start the 1995 season? Where was baseball going? How did it get there?
In first place, and second-best in the AL at the time games stopped, we’ll never know what could have been for the 1994 White Sox.