White Sox Interactive Forums
Minor Observations

Welcome
Go Back   White Sox Interactive Forums > Baseball Discussions > Minor Observations
Home Chat Stats Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-16-2018, 12:10 PM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 20,858
Blog Entries: 1
Default Looking ahead to the Arizona Fall League

Now is as good a time as any to debate the relative merits of who the Sox should send to the Arizona Fall League. Here are the rules:

Each Major League organization is required to provide six players subject to the following requirements:

All Triple-A and Double-A players are eligible, provided the players are on at least a Double-A level roster no later than Aug. 1.

One player below the Double-A level is allowed per Major League team.

One foreign player is allowed, as long as the player does not reside in a country that participates in winter ball, as part of the Caribbean Confederation or the Australian winter league.

No players with more than one year of credited Major League service as of August 31 are eligible, except a team may select one player picked in the most recently concluded Major League Rule 5 Draft.

To be eligible, players on Minor League disabled lists must be activated at least 45 days before the conclusion of their respective seasons.
__________________
The universe is the practical joke of the General at the expense of the Particular, quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed. The disciples nearest him wept, seeing the Universal Sorrow. Others laughed, seeing the Universal Joke. Others wept. Others laughed. Others wept because they couldn't see the Joke, and others laughed lest they should be thought not to see the Joke. But though FRATER laughed openly, he wept secretly; and really he neither laughed nor wept. Nor did he mean what he said.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-16-2018, 12:16 PM
Domeshot17 Domeshot17 is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Plainfield
Posts: 12,859
Default

I love the AFL, but also realize the results should be taken with a huge grain of salt. Engel and Covey are some prime examples.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2018, 12:17 PM
mzh mzh is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,443
Default

Assuming Robert is our sub-AA representative, who else are we going to see? Burdi for sure, maybe Hansen and Dunning for some rehab reps? Basabe? Should be interesting to follow.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2018, 12:26 PM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 20,858
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mzh View Post
Assuming Robert is our sub-AA representative, who else are we going to see? Burdi for sure, maybe Hansen and Dunning for some rehab reps? Basabe? Should be interesting to follow.
I would love to send Robert to AFL. Is he now considered a US resident, or would he be ineligible because he officially resides in a country that has a Fall/Winter league?

I also would love to send Hansen, but is he now ineligible because heís with Winston-Salem?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-16-2018, 01:04 PM
TomBradley72 TomBradley72 is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Antioch, IL
Posts: 7,400
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
I would love to send Robert to AFL. Is he now considered a US resident, or would he be ineligible because he officially resides in a country that has a Fall/Winter league?

I also would love to send Hansen, but is he now ineligible because heís with Winston-Salem?
Not sure about all the details- but they may want to use their "<AA" slot for Hansen, while Robert plays in a different Winter League (if he's not considered at US Resident).

For the other 5 slots- Cordell, Burdi, Dunning(depending on health) could be candidates, maybe Polo.
__________________
TomBradley72
http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/334c0314
"When youíre going good, youíre not that ****ing good,but when youíre going bad, youíre not that bad. Thatís ****ing Satchel Paige there and thatís wisdom.Ē - Don Cooper, April-2019
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-16-2018, 04:11 PM
Mohoney Mohoney is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Palos Hills, IL
Posts: 13,164
Default

Send the Knights who have a legitimate shot of opening 2019 in the majors. They would benefit the most from one last tune-up.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsemaster Fred
This is the major leagues so get it how you live and letís fight tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-16-2018, 04:36 PM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 20,858
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
Send the Knights who have a legitimate shot of opening 2019 in the majors. They would benefit the most from one last tune-up.
I had that thought, too.

I donít know if Eloy is now a US resident, so to me his eligibility is uncertain.

Kopech will already have set a career high in innings. Should he be extended into October/November? Itís a question best left to the experts. Same thing with Cease.

It seems that pitchers who have spent time on the DL but are now healthy would be prime candidates for the additional innings in AFL, such as Dunning and Burdi, and depending on his eligibility, Hansen.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-12-2018, 09:10 AM
Hitmen77 Hitmen77 is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 13,616
Default

Fall and Instructional league updates, including Madrigal getting reps at SS:
https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/ni...op/c-297646546


https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/wh...ue/c-297664824
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-13-2018, 11:12 AM
Mohoney Mohoney is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Palos Hills, IL
Posts: 13,164
Default

Robert left Fridayís AFL game with an injury:

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/luis-ro...031946405.html
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Lip Man 1 Lip Man 1 is offline
WSI Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chubbuck, Idaho
Posts: 34,134
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
Robert left Fridayís AFL game with an injury:

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/luis-ro...031946405.html
Glass-man. Supposedly tight hamstring.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-24-2018, 04:45 PM
Hitmen77 Hitmen77 is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 13,616
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
Robert left Fridayís AFL game with an injury:

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/luis-ro...031946405.html
...to follow up on this, Robert returned to action in an AFL game this past Saturday.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-24-2018, 04:50 PM
mzh mzh is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,443
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitmen77 View Post
...to follow up on this, Robert returned to action in an AFL game this past Saturday.
And he’s doing just fine so far. Burdi looks good too—2 hits and 5 Ks through 4.2 IP.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-24-2018, 07:12 PM
Hitmen77 Hitmen77 is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 13,616
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mzh View Post
And heís doing just fine so far. Burdi looks good tooó2 hits and 5 Ks through 4.2 IP.
There was mention in the main minor league thread that Burdi has seen his velocity drop since his return. I really haven't heard any official details about that, but I'm hoping that it's because he needs some time to get back up to speed after being out of action over 12 months after Tommy John surgery.

He's definitely a pitcher to watch next spring and might make his way up to Chicago sometime next season if all goes well.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-29-2018, 04:22 PM
Hitmen77 Hitmen77 is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 13,616
Default

Luis Robert will represent the Sox in the AFL's Fall Stars Game:
https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/20...jr/c-299924802
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 PM.




Design by: Michelle

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site-specific editorial/photos Copyright ©2001 - 2008 White Sox Interactive. All rights reserved.