Birmingham Barons Outfielder Makes Incredible Leaping Catch

In January, Baseball America named Trayce Thompson as the ‘Best Athlete’ and ‘Best Defensive Outfielder’ in the Chicago White Sox’s farm system. After seeing a play Thompson made Saturday night in the Birmingham Barons’ (White Sox’s Double-A affiliate) game against the Mississippi Braves, you understand why Baseball America recognized his athletic and defensive skills...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top White Sox Prospects Off To Encouraging Starts

Unlike last year, the White Sox have plenty of prospects off to very good starts through in the season’s early goings … including many big names. Here’s a look at what these starts mean for the individual and the organization … Micah Johnson, Birmingham Barons Ranking #5 on GSB!’s top-20 prospects, Johnson is off to a blazing start with AA Birmingham. The 20-year-old...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Eight, Including Leesman, Sent to Minor League Camp

The White Sox are starting to trim their Spring Training roster closer to the 25 they'll break camp with. Eight guys were just cut, including one that caught our eye, bringing the team's spring roster down to 47. Outfielders Jared Mitchell, Keenyn Walker and Trayce Thompson, catcher Miguel Gonzalez, and hurlers Omar Poveda, Scott Snodgress and Deunte Heath were...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated Minor League Outlooks: Outfielders

With Rick Hahn's reshaping of the White Sox, many organizational holes have been filled with what are expected to be long-term solutions. Because of this, some guys at the minor league level at certain positions are now far less crucial to the future of the ball club, while focus has shifted to others. Here's a look at the updated situation playing out with outfielders...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steamer Projects: Chicago White Sox Prospects

The relentlessly Canadian Marc Hulet published earlier today his first organizational prospect list of the 2013-14 offseason — in this case, for the Chicago White Sox. It goes without saying that, in composing such a list, that Hulet has considered the overall value those prospects might be expected to provide either to the White Sox or whatever other organizations to which they...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Outfield Prospects Off to Shockingly Slow Starts

Sure, the White Sox' farm system is ranked 28th by Baseball Prospectus. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of bright spots throughout Rick Hahn and Buddy Bell's farm system. As we've discussed plenty before, the strongest unit of the team's organization is the outfield, which is set at both the major and minor league levels. In fact, four of the...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Future: The Outfield Quartet

For seemingly many years now, the White Sox farm system has been viewed as one of the MLB’s worst. Whether it’s because of trades that took depth away from the farm system or just bad drafting, there’s a school of many that believe the Minor Leagues of our Palehose leaves a lot to be desired. However, there’s four guys who, from what they have displayed through their...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

FanGraphs+ Player-Profile Game: Question #5

FanGraphs+ is here! And all week, we’ve been giving away free subscriptions to the service just for skips and skittles. And since it’s one o’clock Eastern — yes, my colleague Carson Cistulli has had considerable difficulty making the time, but that’s fine — that means it’s time for another edition of the vaunted FanGraphs+ Player-Profile Game! I: post a profile —...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)

The Chicago White Sox organization ranked 30th on the Top 30 minor league systems list entering 2012 but this is a much improved system after a couple of solid drafts and a number of prospects took big steps forward in their development. It’s an organization on the rise.   #1 Courtney Hawkins (OF) Age PA H 2B HR BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA 18 249 66 15 8 11 56 11 .288 .328...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, Ft. The Top Performances of the AFL

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Final SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 2. Video: St. Louis Prospect Boone Whiting’s Whole Repertoire 3. Audio: Polish People Pronouncing Szczur Final SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League The Arizona Fall League ended this past weekend. Below are the final SCOUT leaderboards for said...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Preview: Chicago White Sox

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America2012 (30) | 2011 (27) | 2010 (23) | 2009 (16) | 2008 (30)2012 Affiliate RecordsMLB:  [85-77] AL CentralAAA:  [83-61] International League — CharlotteAA:  [63-76] Southern League — BirminghamA+:  [87-51] Carolina League — Winston-SalemA:  [61-78] South Atlantic League — KannapolisArizona Fall League Players — Salt River...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Bubba Starling’s Lengthy Swing

Last week, a number of chat questions about Kansas City Royals Bubba Starling earned me comparisons to ESPN’s Skip Bayliss for statements perceived as outlandish. Yes, Starling was a top-5 overall pick in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory. Yes, he was a two sport athlete with the assumed ceiling of not only a big leaguer, but National Football League quarterback as well...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

9th Inning Rally Falls Short, And Indians Are Done For 2012

Charlotte Knights  6,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   Kris Johnson started but pitched only one inning. The Indianapolis Indians’ 2012 season has come to an end, as they lost to the Charlotte Knights at Knights’ Stadium tonight.  The Knights won this best-of-five playoff series, 3 games to 1, and they will move on to face the Pawtucket Red Sox in the Governor’s Cup series...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor Accomplishments for Week 21

Back in May, while previewing some draft prospects, I mentioned that Marcus Stroman was well suited to climb the ladder quickly.  And then just three weeks ago in my Week 18 MiLB report, I reiterated that sentiment, this time suggesting that Stroman might even be in line for a September call-up.  Well, a lot can change in just a few weeks, especially when, during those few weeks...
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September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Trayce Thompson and Lucas Giolito: Scouting the Unknown

Trayce Thompson | OF, White Sox | Born:  3/15/1991 As usual, roster activity around the minors has increased greatly as the MiLB regular season approaches its final weeks.  A slew of notable prospects are on the move to new clubs at new levels, and I’ve been doing my best to keep y’all informed in my weekly Minor Accomplishments posts.  Well this past Sunday, I neglected to...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox Off Day Episode 3: Scouting The Majors and Minors with South Side Larry

Our first regular season episode of White Sox Off Day is in the books! I don’t know about you, but it definitely cured my off day blues. Off course, I hosted it, so I’m biased; but hopefully it will have the same positive impact on you. We spend the first 45 minutes of the show talking about all levels of the White Sox organization with Larry from South Side Sox. He provides...
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox Keenyn Walker Is All Tools

Last June, the Chicago White Sox plucked outfielder Keenyn Walker from the junior college ranks with the 47th overall pick in the amateur draft. After seeing him in person late in the 2011 season, it became apparent the organization tried to have their cake and eat it too to some extent with the selection of Walker. How so? For a touch under $800,000 in signing bonus, Walker has...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox 2011 Minor League Review

(Note from Grey: Please welcome Scott to the Razzball family. He’s going to be taking over as our prospects writer.  He charted prospects in the Midwest League in 2008, has a sound understanding of player development and said my mustache was robust.  Flattery will get you everywhere!) Chicago White Sox 2011 Minor League Review Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America...
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October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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