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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 45: Craig Dedelow

While he’s going to have to start making a move up the prospect charts quickly, with a projectable body, plus power, and a focus on the intangibles, Dedelow still presents a case for optimism.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 52: Taylor Varnell

This slick southpaw mastered every challenge thrown at him in 2019.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 65: Austin Conway

While a little old for his level, Conway’s exquisite numbers don’t lie.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 70: Tyler Frost

Frost has proven to have a sweet power stroke from the leadoff spot.

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Posted in White Sox Minors

Jonathan Stiever: Ace in the hole

Thanks to tips from pitching coach Matt Zaleski, Jonathan Stiever had a second half for the ages.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 81: Carlos Perez

The best defensive catcher in the system, who’s also demonstrated some offensive ability, Perez is a backstop to keep on the front burner.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 82: Luis Ledo

Slowly but surely, Ledo is moving up in the White Sox system.

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Posted in Deep Dive White Sox Minors

Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis right fielders

Three right fielders in A ball, and three impressive talents.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis center fielders

Two of the best hitters in the entire system excelled in A-ball in 2019.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left fielders

Many of the players here were either drafted in the later rounds or are considered better suited for utility roles. But perhaps one of the late-round selections, like Cameron Simmons or Jonathan Allen, could surprise in 2020.

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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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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