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Old 06-04-2013, 11:41 PM
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Courtney showed up today:

2/5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R. Average up to .200

Easily the most exciting prospect in the Sox system
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:32 AM
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WOO HOO...he's at the Mendoza line! (already he's better than Adam Dunn...LOL)

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:57 AM
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Courtney showed up today:

2/5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R. Average up to .200

Easily the most exciting prospect in the Sox system
Nice little write up on him to go along with it:

White Sox prospects homers twice in fourth game off DL
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:36 AM
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I'm convinced more and more that drafting players who turn out successful in the Major Leagues is rare. I just wonder if it's luck if these players actually succeed on a big league level. That being said it makes me sick when I realize the White Sox drafted Jared Mitchell instead of Mike Trout. What were these scouts thinking? Wouldn't this White Sox team be different now if we had Trout in our lineup everyday? Trout is a hustling 5 tool player who could of owned Chicago if he was playing here.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:56 AM
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I'm convinced more and more that drafting players who turn out successful in the Major Leagues is rare. I just wonder if it's luck if these players actually succeed on a big league level. That being said it makes me sick when I realize the White Sox drafted Jared Mitchell instead of Mike Trout. What were these scouts thinking? Wouldn't this White Sox team be different now if we had Trout in our lineup everyday? Trout is a hustling 5 tool player who could of owned Chicago if he was playing here.
They picked the wrong guy, but so did 22 other teams. The White Sox haven't been big on picking high school players in the first round in the past, they were big on trying to sign safe, signable college players. Jared Mitchell was the Louisiana High School player of the year, had just been named MVP of the College World Series and was being compared to Carl Crawford. It's not like he was Keenyn Walker (ugh).
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:58 AM
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Lets be real too, Trout would not be Trout with the White Sox. The only thing we have proven in our minor leagues is we can't develop prospects well. Just appreciate Trout in the game of baseball because we passed on him
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:29 PM
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The only thing we have proven in our minor leagues is we can't develop prospects well.
I would change that to "position players", as we've developed some good arms of recent vintage.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:06 PM
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I would change that to "position players", as we've developed some good arms of recent vintage.
Before the year I would have agreed, but since then, Its been tough to say we have. Sale spent about a Minor League Rehab Assignment's worth of time in the minors, Reed yes, Jones has regressed, and jury is still out on the other kids, but none of them profile to be dominant, more 3-5 starters.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:59 PM
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Three Kannapolis pitchers combine to throw seven inning no-hitter

First no-hitter since 2010 completes doubleheader sweep
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:08 PM
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Chris Beck fires a 5 hit shutout after being named to the all-star team.

Beck's gem caps amazing day


Sidenote in game, Courtney Hawkins goes 2 for 3 with a triple and raises his BA to .210, hitting currently .308/.357/.846 in June.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:42 AM
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Chris Beck fires a 5 hit shutout after being named to the all-star team.

Beck's gem caps amazing day


Sidenote in game, Courtney Hawkins goes 2 for 3 with a triple and raises his BA to .210, hitting currently .308/.357/.846 in June.
After a 3/4 game with a HR (and strikeout...), Hawkins is hitting .367/.406/.967 in June!
BA up to .229, OPS at .886 in a super-aggressive high-A assignment. Keep him there all year regardless of what happens, NO NEED to rush this guy.

And it's only 7 games, but Keenyn Walker is hitting .360/.467/.400 in June with 4:1 SB:CS

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Old 06-10-2013, 05:30 PM
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After a 3/4 game with a HR (and strikeout...), Hawkins is hitting .367/.406/.967 in June!
BA up to .229, OPS at .886 in a super-aggressive high-A assignment. Keep him there all year regardless of what happens, NO NEED to rush this guy.

And it's only 7 games, but Keenyn Walker is hitting .360/.467/.400 in June with 4:1 SB:CS
The last few drafts, the SOx' top picks have been top athletes with high ceilings and very "toolsy." Those players are raw talents and take time to develop.

I am hopeful that Courtney Hawkins, Kennyn Walker, Tim Anderson and Gordon Beckham will be the White Sox core offensive players for a long time. Three of the four play up the middle and Hawkins projects to be strong throwing right fielder.

The Sox could use a catcher to have more strength up the middle and they do have Josh Phegley who is currently hitting .318 with 12 homers in 202 at bats at Charlotte. It wouldn't surprise me, though, if the Sox sign a catcher in the offseason or try to pick up a catching prospect in a trade. I wonder what it would take to get Travis d'Arnaud from the Mets?
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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The Sox could use a catcher to have more strength up the middle and they do have Josh Phegley who is currently hitting .318 with 12 homers in 202 at bats at Charlotte. It wouldn't surprise me, though, if the Sox sign a catcher in the offseason or try to pick up a catching prospect in a trade. I wonder what it would take to get Travis d'Arnaud from the Mets?
Considering it took a reigning Cy Young winner for the Mets to get him in the first place, I doubt he's heading our way any time soon.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:43 AM
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Considering it took a reigning Cy Young winner for the Mets to get him in the first place, I doubt he's heading our way any time soon.
I saw that Cy Young winner last night and he was throwing a lot of flat knuckleballs up there. I wonder if the Mets well really not sold on Dickey and decided to sell high and get two top prospects for him in d'Arnaud and Syndergaard.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:30 AM
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Birmingham clinched the first half championship on Monday, will play in end of season playoffs.

Barons clinch first-half SL North title
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