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Old 03-11-2019, 12:18 PM
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Saw this article about a 22nd round pick we have. Might blossom into a nice super utility guy in a couple of years.
https://sports.yahoo.com/meet-danny-...200852780.html
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Great story, seems like a great kid, but has to get his contact rate and hit tool up if he ever is going to make it.
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Saw this article about a 22nd round pick we have. Might blossom into a nice super utility guy in a couple of years.
https://sports.yahoo.com/meet-danny-...200852780.html

Not to try an ruin a nice story, but Mendick is 25 and has not dominated at any stop in his minor league career and his Spring Training stats are inflated due to the competition he's faced. Baseball Reference has his opponent quality at 6.3, which is less than AA. He's organizational filler, might get a cup of coffee if he's fortunate.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:12 AM
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Not to try an ruin a nice story, but Mendick is 25 and has not dominated at any stop in his minor league career and his Spring Training stats are inflated due to the competition he's faced. Baseball Reference has his opponent quality at 6.3, which is less than AA. He's organizational filler, might get a cup of coffee if he's fortunate.
Sounds like a lifer for us!
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Sounds like a lifer for us!
Ha! There are some intriguing infield prospects in the system that could fill a utility role in the future, but I think we should all be more concerned about filling the starting roles first.
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Ha! There are some intriguing infield prospects in the system that could fill a utility role in the future, but I think we should all be more concerned about filling the starting roles first.
It'll be interesting to see how Bush, Sosa, and Nunez do at Kannapolis this year.
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It'll be interesting to see how Bush, Sosa, and Nunez do at Kannapolis this year.
I've pretty much turned the page on Nunez, but Sosa and Bush are very intriguing prospects.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:56 PM
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I've pretty much turned the page on Nunez, but Sosa and Bush are very intriguing prospects.
Are there any lower-level (W-S or maybe perhaps even Kanny and lower) or "under the radar" pitching prospects worth keeping an eye on?
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Are there any lower-level (W-S or maybe perhaps even Kanny and lower) or "under the radar" pitching prospects worth keeping an eye on?
These guys aren't really 'under the radar' since Baseball America lists them among the White Sox top 30 prospects:

Konnor Pilkington (3rd round pick by Sox in '18. Will likely start in Kanny)

Tyler Johnson (5th round pick in '17. Likely to start in Birmingham after strong performance at W-S in '18).

Kodi Medeiros (finished '18 at Birmingham; former #12 overall pick in the '14 draft by the Brewers. Sox acquired for Soria last year. Still only 23)

Lincoln Henzman (finished '18 at W-S; 4th round pick in '17)
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:11 PM
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Are there any lower-level (W-S or maybe perhaps even Kanny and lower) or "under the radar" pitching prospects worth keeping an eye on?
Tyler Johnson does not get a lot of publicity, probably because he's a reliever. Not sure if he qualifies as "under the radar", but he could be a future late inning option if he can refine his offspeed pitches.
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