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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham shortstops

All three shortstops at the upper levels seem to fit the bill of utilityman profiles, but don’t have the upside of a Lenyn Sosa, Lency Delgado or Yolbert Sánchez.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis shortstops

In A-ball, Lenyn Sosa is clearly the better of the two prospects, as he’s four years younger than Johan Cruz; he’s also the second-ranked shortstop prospect in the organization (behind only Yolbert Sánchez) according to MLB Pipeline.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league shortstops

There is a decent degree of upside both offensively and defensively among rookie league shortstops. In fact, the talent level here may actually exceed any at the higher levels, with the possible exception of Lenyn Sosa.

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Deep Dive: Free agent third basemen

Anthony Rendon is the top of the class, but there are some other solid third sackers available via free agency for 2020.

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Deep Dive: Yoán Moncada’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Time for the fun stuff: An exhaustive look at the best everyday player on the White Sox roster.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham third basemen

With the possible exception of Camilo Quinteiro, these guys appear to be only organizational depth pieces unless they bounce back in a big way in 2020.

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Deep Dive: White Sox A-ball third basemen

While Yeyson Yrizarri has yet to advance to Birmingham despite spending nearly 2 ½ years with Winston-Salem, Jake Burger hasn’t even participated in game action for two years due to injuries. Both guys are still young enough to attain their high ceilings — but 2020 will be a big year for both.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league third basemen

There is indeed some talent here, though it’s mostly raw. The AZL third basemen appear to be the best of this group.

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Deep Dive: Free agent second basemen

With the pickings pretty slim at second, it’s awfully nice that the White Sox seem set at the spot.

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Deep Dive: Yolmer Sánchez’s past, present and future with the White Sox

As a player who’s actually been in the White Sox organization longer than anyone else, it would be nice to see Sánchez contribute —even if it’s just as a reserve infielder — to a winning team for a change.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham second basemen

Nick Madrigal and Danny Mendick are, by far, the best second basemen in the White Sox system.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis second basemen

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of long-term talent at Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, so this trio needs to prove some people wrong in 2020.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league second basemen

While there is some decent talent at Great Falls, Arizona and the Dominican, nobody is firmly established enough yet to be a surefire lock for full-season ball in 2020.

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Deep Dive: Free agent first baseman and designated hitters

It’s a robust field this free agency period — and the White Sox have a need for offense.

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Deep Dive: José Abreu’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Does Abreu truly have a ‘lifetime’ deal? We’ll find out, as he tests free agency for the first time.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham first basemen

The true prospect on this list is Gavin Sheets, who enjoyed his best power season to date this year at pitching-friendly Regions Field in Birmingham.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis first basemen

With a depth chart boasting Vaughn, Zangari and Osik, first base is in good hands at the A level.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league first basemen

While there’s nobody here that is a Top 30 organizational prospect as of yet, there are a couple of interesting bats worth watching here — especially with Great Falls.

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Deep Dive: free-agent catchers

After Yasmani Grandal, this year’s crop of backstops is … lacking.

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Deep Dive: James McCann’s past, present and future with the White Sox

James McCann had a surprisingly great year for the White Sox in 2019, even punching a ticket to this year’s All-Star Game. What’s next for McCann and the White Sox in 2020?

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham catchers

There’s a catching logjam at the top of the system, and the White Sox are hoping at least one major league backstop can emerge from it.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis catchers

With his mix of offensive competence and defensive strength, Carlos Perez stands out as our top A-ball catcher.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league catchers

Due to the number of White Sox rookie league teams, each catcher gets relatively little playing time, with the DSL White Sox backstops looking sharpest.

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Under the Radar: Tyler Osik

Possessing a special bat, high motor, positional flexibility and major league genetics, White Sox fans have multiple reasons to be excited about Osik.

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Deep Dive: free agent left-handed relievers

This article delves into the left-handed relief options available this offseason; as in most years, the pickings are slim.

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Deep Dive: Aaron Bummer’s past, present and future with the White Sox

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.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham left-handed relievers

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.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left-handed relievers

The Winston-Salem southpaw bullpen arms are especially interesting — especially Andrew Perez and Jacob Lindgren.

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Deep Dive: rookie league left-handed relievers

The rookie corps of southpaws, especially at Great Falls and AZL, showed a lot of promise in 2019.

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Deep Dive: Available free agent right-handed relievers

There are five 1.0 WAR-plus righty relievers out there this offseason … and a ton of bullpen projects after that.

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Deep Dive: Alex Colomé’s past, present and future with the White Sox

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.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham right-handed relievers

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.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis right-handed relievers

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.

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Deep Dive: rookie league right-handed relievers

Let’s take a look at the Top 15 rookie league righties, focusing on five at each affiliate.

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Surprise, Surprise! The Dogs win their second straight over the prickly Saguaros

Go figure, the AFL-worst Desert Dogs host the AFL-best Saguaros, and … Glendale wins!

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Deep Dive: Available free agent left-handed starters

Plentiful left-handed starter options should be available this offseason. Let’s take a look at ’em.

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Deep Dive: Carlos Rodón’s past, present and future with the White Sox

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.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham left-handed starters

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.

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Glendale, gone south again

It’s a quick n’ easy summary when it comes to the AFL these days, because the Desert Dogs, and their White Sox participants, have been yug-ly in these first two weeks.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left-handed starters

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.

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Deep Dive: rookie league left-handed starters

There’a a nice trio of young lefties in the rookie classes, all holding great promise for the future.

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Late rally falls short in 4-3 Desert Dogs loss

Rough day at the dish: Micker Adolfo was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in tonight’s loss. (Sean Williams/South Side Hit Pen)…

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Deep Dive: Available free agent right-handed starters

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.

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Rutherford triples in Desert Dogs loss

Working through a slump: Gavin Sheets has been off to a slow start in the Arizona Fall League, but he…

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Deep Dive: Lucas Giolito’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Lucas Giolito through 2018, his 2019 season with the White Sox, and what his future looks like with the team.

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Desert Dogs sneak a win from the Eagles

Glendale Desert Dogs 7, Águilas de Mexicali 2 Bennett Sousa (RP, 9th) IP, H, 3 K, 15 pitches/13 strikes (0.00…

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham right-handed starters

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.

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Adolfo and Sousa gun Glendale to glory

Bennett Sousa gets a win, and Micker Adolfo guns down a runner!

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Desert Dogs drop third straight on walk-off homer

Slow start: Gavin Sheets was in the starting lineup tonight, but he is still looking for his first hit in…

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Deep Dive: White Sox right-handed A-ball starters

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.

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Flores only gets two outs in Desert Dogs 10-3 loss

Hey, at least Tyler Johnson had himself a game!

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Deep Dive: White Sox right-handed rookie league starters

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.

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Micker Adolfo homers in AFL opener

Five White Sox see debut-game action, in wildly uneven performances.

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2019 Charlotte Knights season recap

It was a successful season in Charlotte, fueled by the MLB ball, with the Knights only eliminated from the playoff race on the season’s last day.

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White Sox Minor League Monthly Update: August/September

Our monthly snapshots wind up with a look at the best of all eight affiliates in the final month of the season.

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Best Laid Plans: A conversation with Keon Barnum

Speaking from his hometown of Tampa, Barnum talked about his drafting and career with the White Sox, transition to life with the Dogs, the pursuit of the home run record, and whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich.

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Under the Radar: Kade McClure

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.

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2019 Birmingham Barons season recap

It was a tough year in Birmingham, but the must-watch 2019 Barons will continue as such in 2020.

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Under the Radar: John Parke

This southpaw control specialist has excelled since being selected in the 21st round of the 2017 draft.

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Voyagers stagger to the finish in 7-0 embarrassment

It wasn’t a game to write home about, as Great Falls mostly mailed in their season finale.

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Connell, reliable pitching help Voyagers cruise, 4-1

Setting the table: Harvin Mendoza got on base in two out of his four plate appearances, as he went 2-for-4…

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Great Falls blown out in shutout loss

In this brutal defeat — there was something in the air all around Chicago this evening — the Voyagers failed to score one run.

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2019 Winston-Salem Dash season recap

When it is all said and done with the rebuild, the 2019 Winston-Salem Dash might have been the start of something special.

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Great Falls Voyagers winning streak is over

With playoff elimination on the outset if the Voyagers lost, they battled for 10 innings but came up short in a walk-off, 2-1 loss

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2019 Kannapolis Intimidators season recap

While it was a down season for Kannapolis, there were still plenty of highlights and prospect excitement throughout the summer.

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White Sox Weekly Minor League Update: Week 22

It was the last week for the full-season MILB teams, with Yermín Mercedes and Lenyn Sosa hitting two bombs apiece.

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White Sox Minor League Update: September 2, 2019

The Knights’ season ended in heartbreaking fashion, as they fell in extra innings.

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White Sox Minor League Update: September 1, 2019

The Knights’ rough week continued, but all other affiliates got victories.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 31, 2019

Charlotte’s win puts it one up in the wild-card race, with two games remaining!

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 30, 2019

Solid pitching leads affiliates to 4-1 day … but the loss hurt, as Charlotte falls into a wild-card tie.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 29, 2019

Jonathan Stiever keeps on looking like a top prospect, with another great start.

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White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 21

The big names highlight the stretch run, as Nick Madrigal and Jonathan Stiever had fantastic weeks … again.

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Arizona Fall League: White Sox edition

Some of the more well-known White Sox prospects are heading down to play in Arizona in the revamped AFL.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 28, 2019

Another heartbreaker for Charlotte, as their wild card lead is trimmed down to one.

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2019 AZL White Sox season recap

It was an inspiring year for the AZL White Sox, in spite of a mediocre record.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 27, 2019

Wrong-way Knights, heartbreaking Dash, and staying-alive Voyagers highlight the Tuesday action.

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2019 DSL White Sox season recap

The DSL Sox greatly improved from their abysmal 2018 performance, thanks to huge seasons from players like Benyamin Bailey, Ronaldo Guzman, and Yolbert Sánchez.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 26, 2019

Both the Knights and Dash lost crucial, stretch-run games.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 25, 2019

A ridiculous finale in Arizona, as well as a doubleheader sweep in Montana, paces today’s action.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 24, 2019

A split for Charlotte, but the undercard features a ton of terrible offensive games on the farm

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 23, 2019

The upper levels all came through with wins, while the rookie classes suffered a few heartbreakers.

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Under the Radar: Yermín Mercedes

It’s somewhat of a surprise that this bulky catcher’s promising offensive profile hasn’t landed him on the South Side already.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 22, 2019

Solid start: Matthew Thompson had another short, strong outing in Arizona tonight. (Sean Williams/South Side Hit Pen) Charlotte Knights 4,…

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 21, 2019

Despaigne wants back on the South Side, Steele Walker keeps clubbing, and Avery Weems cruises through another Pioneer League win.

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White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 20

The Charlotte Bats wreck havoc in Triple-A and some brilliant pitching performances from Week 20 in MILB.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 20, 2019

Mostly victorious showings by the affiliates, and Luis Robert continues to torture Durham’s giant bull.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 19, 2019

The Knights win a homer-happy slugfest, taking a one-game lead in the IL wild card race.

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 18, 2019

In the five games played today, White Sox affiliates outscored their opponents by a combined 27-5 margin. Is that good?

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 17, 2019

Tanner Banks pitches a gem, Yoán Moncada rehabs like a champ and Elijah Tatís gets his groove back

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 16, 2019

Trio of doubles powers Dash to victory; everyone else loses bye

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White Sox Minor League Update: August 15, 2019

John Parke was nearly perfect, while the Knights flashed some big power

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