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Old 09-13-2018, 12:20 PM
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Eloy was runner up to Vlad Jr for Law's prospect of the year. Not shocking, especially since Law kind of sucks and hates the Sox, buutttt its still a nice honor.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:30 PM
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An "In My Words" article from mlb.com by Nick Madrigal.

https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/ni...ds/c-294501422
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:46 AM
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Great Falls swept Grand Junction to win the Pioneer League title.

The fact that they were led this year by strong performances by interesting prospects like Lenyn Sosa, Romy Gonzalez, Bryce Bush, Amado Nunez, and Jonathan Stiever, is a good sign - not determinative, not a sure thing, but still good - that the Sox are building a self-sustaining system that can produce waves of talent.

Next June they will emerge from the international signing penalty box, so hopefully the Latin America pipeline will open up again. (Our DSL team was bad this year specifically because they were prohibited from signing any higher-end talent.)

FutureSox also had a recent article in which they suggested the Sox put an affiliate in a short-season Class A league, such as the NY-Penn League, or the Northwest League, in order to provide another level of competition at which to develop talent. I think itís a good idea.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:17 PM
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Great Falls swept Grand Junction to win the Pioneer League title.

The fact that they were led this year by strong performances by interesting prospects like Lenyn Sosa, Romy Gonzalez, Bryce Bush, Amado Nunez, and Jonathan Stiever, is a good sign - not determinative, not a sure thing, but still good - that the Sox are building a self-sustaining system that can produce waves of talent.

Next June they will emerge from the international signing penalty box, so hopefully the Latin America pipeline will open up again. (Our DSL team was bad this year specifically because they were prohibited from signing any higher-end talent.)

FutureSox also had a recent article in which they suggested the Sox put an affiliate in a short-season Class A league, such as the NY-Penn League, or the Northwest League, in order to provide another level of competition at which to develop talent. I think itís a good idea.
Congratulations to the Voyagers! I hope the talent at GF, Kanny, and WS keeps making its way up the system to Chicago in a few years.

Excellent suggestion by FutureSox about adding a short-season affiliate to the Sox system. Here's a link to the article:

http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox...raid-of-seven/
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:55 PM
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Here's a podcast with Chuck Garfein where Jim Callis takes a look at the status of the Sox farm system:
https://art19.com/shows/white-sox-po...b-a96cf40a6c45
....by the way, one of the things I found interesting in this podcast is that Callis is really high on Steele Walker. He said he thinks the Sox got the 2 best bats in the entire draft with Madrigal and Walker.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:10 PM
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....by the way, one of the things I found interesting in this podcast is that Callis is really high on Steele Walker. He said he thinks the Sox got the 2 best bats in the entire draft with Madrigal and Walker.
I heard that too, although I think Garfien and Callis qualified that statement by adding ďbest 2 college bats in the 2018 draft.Ē
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:23 AM
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Steele Walker hit a lusty .186 in 113 at bats for Kannapolis.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:04 AM
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Steele Walker hit a lusty .186 in 113 at bats for Kannapolis.
Very few scouts, teams, or experts put much stock in debut year statistics, for a variety of reasons.
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Old 09-15-2018, 02:05 PM
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Very few scouts, teams, or experts put much stock in debut year statistics, for a variety of reasons.
Exactly. You’re taking away a piece of aluminum that a guy has grown comfortable using all season and replacing it with a piece of wood that a guy has used only in sporadic tournaments. That alone makes the offensive numbers put up by 2018 draftees suspect.
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:23 PM
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Exactly. Youíre taking away a piece of aluminum that a guy has grown comfortable using all season and replacing it with a piece of wood that a guy has used only in sporadic tournaments. That alone makes the offensive numbers put up by 2018 draftees suspect.
He had a .214 babip. He will be fine.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:16 PM
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How's the international scene? The DSL team was basically non-competitive, and the Sox estimable Front Office didn't bother signing many international players this year (and, yes they could have; other teams under penalty did).

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Old 09-19-2018, 09:12 AM
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Very few scouts, teams, or experts put much stock in debut year statistics, for a variety of reasons.
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Exactly. Youíre taking away a piece of aluminum that a guy has grown comfortable using all season and replacing it with a piece of wood that a guy has used only in sporadic tournaments. That alone makes the offensive numbers put up by 2018 draftees suspect.

Agreed. It's not unusual for a player right out of the draft to struggle in A ball their first season. Not everyone can pull a Nick Madrigal and hit .300 in High A right out of college.



Players like Walker and Pilkington are still prospects to watch next year despite their struggles in their debut to the Sox system this year.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:31 AM
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Southsidesox.com has a recap of Charlotte's and Birmingham's seasons:


https://www.southsidesox.com/2018/9/...p-eloy-jimenez

https://www.southsidesox.com/2018/9/...ap-dylan-cease
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:57 AM
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....they also have a recap for Winston-Salem and Kannapolis. Lots of interesting players at W-S this year.


https://www.southsidesox.com/2018/9/...-nick-madrigal

https://www.southsidesox.com/2018/9/...cago-white-sox

https://www.southsidesox.com/2018/9/...-steele-walker
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:35 PM
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How's the international scene? The DSL team was basically non-competitive, and the Sox estimable Front Office didn't bother signing many international players this year (and, yes they could have; other teams under penalty did).
The Sox couldn't because they pretty much used up their pool money. The pool concept was created to stop the Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers from outbidding everyone else for the prime prospects.
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