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Old 09-27-2018, 09:25 AM
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Jake Burger update. His walking boot has been removed and he's expected to be back in the lineup in June.

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/ba...-walking-boot/
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:55 PM
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Future Sox has posted their Birmingham season review http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox...ingham-barons/
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:50 PM
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Future Sox has posted their Birmingham season review http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox...ingham-barons/
In the "Looking Forward to 2019" section, they didn't mention Adolfo. Even with him missing the 2nd half of 2018 with TJS, I'd expect him to move up to Birmingham at some point next year. If I'm not mistaken, he'll be out of options at the start of the 2021 season, so he can't sit in A ball for too long.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:03 PM
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Future Sox has also posted their Charlotte Knights season review:
http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox...lotte-knights/

....also, they have an interesting Q&A with several White Sox blog writers about the Sox minor league system:
http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox...minor-leagues/
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:38 PM
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Dane Dunning has a pain-free side session coming back from a "moderate elbow sprain":
https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/wh...e-side-session

https://www.soxmachine.com/2018/10/0...hrowing-again/
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:19 PM
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Dane Dunning has a pain-free side session coming back from a "moderate elbow sprain":
https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/wh...e-side-session



https://www.soxmachine.com/2018/10/0...hrowing-again/
That is excellent news although as Scott Merkin's story points out at the White Sox web site surgery is still a possibility depending on what happens the rest of this fall. It is a good start but he is not out of the woods by any means yet.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:36 PM
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https://www.mlb.com/news/year-end-ml...st/c-296917278

Updated top 100.

Cease is the biggest riser- jumping up into the top 25 (deservedly)

Robert, Madrigal, and Kopech fell.

The biggest two falls were Robert (injuries) and Madrigal (they cite a lack of pop as a concern).

Rutherford is 77th, which I think is incredible given how so many were so low on him (I think he had a great year. 7 home runs is nothing to smile at, but his eye and ability to produce give me hope he will have a little bit of Yelich in him).

Overall, I think this is a pretty good year for the minors.

It sucks that Kopech, Hansen, and Dunning have run into issues. I was expecting them to be ready by 2020. It looks like Dunning and Kopech may be (though I do worry Dunning will have TJS).

If Basabe comes in hot to start next year, he will probably crack this list given his toolsy approach.
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:21 PM
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https://www.mlb.com/news/year-end-ml...st/c-296917278

Updated top 100.

Cease is the biggest riser- jumping up into the top 25 (deservedly)

Robert, Madrigal, and Kopech fell.

The biggest two falls were Robert (injuries) and Madrigal (they cite a lack of pop as a concern).

Rutherford is 77th, which I think is incredible given how so many were so low on him (I think he had a great year. 7 home runs is nothing to smile at, but his eye and ability to produce give me hope he will have a little bit of Yelich in him).

Overall, I think this is a pretty good year for the minors.

It sucks that Kopech, Hansen, and Dunning have run into issues. I was expecting them to be ready by 2020. It looks like Dunning and Kopech may be (though I do worry Dunning will have TJS).

If Basabe comes in hot to start next year, he will probably crack this list given his toolsy approach.
So we still have five in the Top 50, and seven overall in the Top 100. Given the epidemic of injuries, Iíd say thatís pretty good.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:39 AM
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https://www.mlb.com/news/year-end-ml...st/c-296917278

Updated top 100.

Cease is the biggest riser- jumping up into the top 25 (deservedly)

Robert, Madrigal, and Kopech fell.

The biggest two falls were Robert (injuries) and Madrigal (they cite a lack of pop as a concern).

Rutherford is 77th, which I think is incredible given how so many were so low on him (I think he had a great year. 7 home runs is nothing to smile at, but his eye and ability to produce give me hope he will have a little bit of Yelich in him).

Overall, I think this is a pretty good year for the minors.

It sucks that Kopech, Hansen, and Dunning have run into issues. I was expecting them to be ready by 2020. It looks like Dunning and Kopech may be (though I do worry Dunning will have TJS).

If Basabe comes in hot to start next year, he will probably crack this list given his toolsy approach.
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So we still have five in the Top 50, and seven overall in the Top 100. Given the epidemic of injuries, Iíd say thatís pretty good.
Yes, that's a good number of top prospects to have in the top 100. I'm optimistic about all seven. Even with Kopech going down with TJS, I fully expect him to return to being a top of the rotation guy starting in 2020. I hope Dunning stays pain free and doesn't ultimately need TJS, but again, that injury shouldn't derail his career (only delay).

I could see Basabe cracking the top 100 next year. He was still pretty young (21) for AA this year, so there's definitely time for him to improve.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:12 PM
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https://www.mlb.com/news/year-end-ml...st/c-296917278

Updated top 100.

Cease is the biggest riser- jumping up into the top 25 (deservedly)

Robert, Madrigal, and Kopech fell.

The biggest two falls were Robert (injuries) and Madrigal (they cite a lack of pop as a concern).

Rutherford is 77th, which I think is incredible given how so many were so low on him (I think he had a great year. 7 home runs is nothing to smile at, but his eye and ability to produce give me hope he will have a little bit of Yelich in him).

Overall, I think this is a pretty good year for the minors.

It sucks that Kopech, Hansen, and Dunning have run into issues. I was expecting them to be ready by 2020. It looks like Dunning and Kopech may be (though I do worry Dunning will have TJS).

If Basabe comes in hot to start next year, he will probably crack this list given his toolsy approach.
I'm not too worried about Rutherford's power numbers just yet. Yes, they need to improve as he makes his way to the majors, but it's not unreasonable to expect his power numbers to improve.

By the way, here's an article about the close friendship between Rutherford and Yelich:
https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/bl...nd/c-297159502
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:37 PM
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I'm not too worried about Rutherford's power numbers just yet. Yes, they need to improve as he makes his way to the majors, but it's not unreasonable to expect his power numbers to improve.

By the way, here's an article about the close friendship between Rutherford and Yelich:
https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/bl...nd/c-297159502
Bingo. I donít expect Rutherford (or Sheets) to hit many HRs at Birmingham, either, since itís a HR-suppressing park.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:50 PM
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Any thoughts on where our Top 30 prospects will start the season in 2019 (and possible move up to another level as the season goes on)? There was a similar question here last October:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...d.php?t=147271

Here's our Top 30. I believe this was last updated mid-season: http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2018?list=cws
1. Jimenez (expected major league debut: mid April)
2. Kopech (DL, out until 2020 and already promoted to majors)
3. Cease
4. Robert
5. Madrigal
6. Dunning
7. Rutherford
8. Collins
9. Basabe
10. Hansen
11. Adolfo
12. Walker
13. Burger (estimated return: June 2019)
14. Gonzalez
15. Sheets
16. Hamilton (called up in Sept.)
17. Burdi
18. Pilkington
19. Medeiros
20. Stephens
21. Lambert
22. Zavala
23. Tyler Johnson
24. Ruiz (called up in Sept.)
25. Flores
26. Adams
27. Curbelo
28. Rivera
29. Stiever
30. Henzman

What about other interesting prospects not on this list that might move up to Top 30 status at some point? Bryce Bush, Lenyn Sosa, others?
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:24 PM
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I could see Eloy starting with the team...maybe. It all depends on if Kris Bryant's refusal to sign an extension with the Cubs has a ripple effect through baseball where teams stop playing the service time game.

I also bet Cease and Burdi are up by May, then maybe 2 more of middle prospects. Hamilton and Stephens mayhap?
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:59 AM
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If you're looking to kill some time, FutureSox has been running a series going over the top prospects by position: http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:43 PM
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If you're looking to kill some time, FutureSox has been running a series going over the top prospects by position: http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox

Good summaries. I wonder if some fans will read those, freak out, and proclaim the rebuild a pending failure because we're not 3-deep in potential all-stars at each position.

I'm not ready to write-off Gavin Sheets just yet because of his lack of power this year. Yes, he'll need to eventually display power if he has any future as a 1B in the majors, but not every prospect is a finished product in High A one year removed from college.

Some intriguing teenagers like Bush, Sosa, and Delgado. It'll be interesting to see the write-ups for outfielders and pitchers.
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