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Old 07-18-2014, 05:59 PM
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Carlos Rodon, the Sox’ No. 1 draft pick in June, will make his professional debut next week in the Arizona Rookie League.

Sox have signed former major-league starter Chien-Ming Wang and assigned him to Class AAA Charlotte.

Dylan Axelrod has been traded to the Reds organization.

Deunte Heath was released and will play in Japan.

Sox claimed Raul Fernandez off of waivers from the Rockies and assigned him to Class A Winston-Salem.

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Old 07-19-2014, 01:00 PM
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I haven't seen much out of Sierra; his arm is strong, but not accurate (Viciedo has an accurate strong arm). We'll see.

As for Mitchell being a "non-prospect", that's an evaluation opinion of some guys who follow the minors closely. When they strike out 1/2 the time, as Mitchell did at Charlotte this year, it's a reasonable position.
It's really strange though how not only that he is raking in Birmingham, he's doing it after being completely hapless in Charlotte this year and birmingham last year. If something tangible changed about him, it would inspire more confidence.
I give him credit for not rolling over and dying, but it is obviously too little, too late. At 26, he's in no one's long term plans, even as a 4th outfielder. There are just too many guys in the Minors (in general) that are younger and have a better upside. He may get a pity call up in September, but that will be the extent of his impact for the White Sox.

Perhaps if he can keep it up, a career in the Independent Leagues could be an option. He could also bounce back and forth between Mexico and the Minors (See Cory Aldridge). He can make a good living (6 figures) as he figures out what he is going to do with the rest of his life.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:03 PM
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Mitchell is done. On a side note... does anyone know anything about Taylor? I see he's old (29) is he just your typical AAAA player?
Taylor is not much of an option. He'll be a lifer in the minors, although a Justin Maxwell type of career is still possible if a team gives him the Major League at bats.

Given his size, people always expected him to develop power, and that never happened. This seems to be a running theme with sluggers from Stanford. He is a contact hitter without great athleticism, which is quite a contrast from a lot of the outfielders we have in our system.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:12 PM
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I give him credit for not rolling over and dying, but it is obviously too little, too late. At 26, he's in no one's long term plans, even as a 4th outfielder. There are just too many guys in the Minors (in general) that are younger and have a better upside. He may get a pity call up in September, but that will be the extent of his impact for the White Sox.
Again, I don't know why that's so obvious. The Sox minor league system is hardly replete with OF prospects, and the system still has major problems with strike zone recognition and OBP. And if you look at his progression, it tells a story, to me, of being moved up before he's ready. He was a college draftee, but he was also high-school raw when drafted:
2009 -.852 OPS in Kanny.
2010 - Injured
2011 - .682 OPS in W-S, yet gets bumped to
2012 - Birmingham where he has a .808 OPS and gets bumped to Charlotte
for the last quarter of the season, where he sports a .692 OPS.
2013 - Starts back at Birmingham and has a horrendous .572 OBP; yet he gets bumped to Charlotte where he checks in at .447!
Fall 2013 - Has a good AZFL
2014 Starts in charlotte and his OPS is .675; sent back to Birmingham and he's in the .900s.
He's still 25. It's not like he's 28 or 29. His K rate had consistently been terrible, but it's actually way down in Birmingham (for him, anyway).
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:24 PM
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Mitchell is done-zo, the only reason he's still employed by the Sox is because they needed some shmuckto take AB's in AA
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:17 PM
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What's the story on Mike Recchia? He's putting up some good numbers in Birmingham. How did the Sox get him?
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:41 AM
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What's the story on Mike Recchia? He's putting up some good numbers in Birmingham. How did the Sox get him?
I found my answer. An interesting story, written just several days ago.

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sp...l#.U8-sarFgHhE
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:27 AM
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Rodon made his pro debut last night in Arizona.

Lefty, third overall Draft selection, throws one inning in Arizona Rookie League
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:30 AM
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Andy Wilkins has been out of his mind in Charlotte in July, posting an absurd slash line of .438/.440/.932 with 9 home runs in 73 at bats.

White Sox prospect extends IL lead with 22nd, 23rd homers
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:24 PM
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Andy Wilkins has been out of his mind in Charlotte in July, posting an absurd slash line of .438/.440/.932 with 9 home runs in 73 at bats.

White Sox prospect extends IL lead with 22nd, 23rd homers
And has hit 2 more today with 7 RBIs. He is ridiculously hot right now.

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Old 07-23-2014, 04:56 PM
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Chien Ming Wang's outing is also encouraging. I wonder if we see him in September.
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And has hit 2 more today with 7 RBIs. He is ridiculously hot right now.

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:50 PM
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MLB Updated their prospect list. Rodon is at 23 overall and Tim Anderson at 89
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2014/#list=cws
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:41 AM
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MLB Updated their prospect list. Rodon is at 23 overall and Tim Anderson at 89
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2014/#list=cws
Our top 20 list is refreshing to see after quite a few lean years.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:42 AM
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Current Records

Charlotte: 49- 61
Birmingham: 48- 58
Winston-Salem: 49- 58
Kannapolis: 49- 55
Great Falls: 24- 16
Arizona: 15- 14

Notables

Charlotte
Tyler Saladino .310/.367/.483, 9 HR, 43 RBI, 27 BB, 50 K, 7 SB
Micah Johnson .303/.341/.403, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 11 BB, 26 K, 10 SB
Carlos Sanchez .298/.356/.421, 6 HR, 50 RBI, 33 BB, 73 K, 16 SB
Andy Wilkins .286/.321/.568, 26 HR, 70 RBI, 19 BB, 76 K
Josh Phegley .274/.337/.511, 15 HR, 51 RBI, 25 BB, 54 K
Marcus Semien .238/.333/.456, 9 HR, 38 RBI, 27 BB, 38 K, 2 SB

Birmingham
Rangel Ravelo .320/.402/.467, 7 HR, 51 RBI, 46 BB, 61 K, 7 SB
Kevan Smith .300/.388/.462, 8 HR, 42 RBI, 34 BB, 55 K, 1 SB
Trayce Thompson .232/.326/.410, 11 HR, 41 RBI, 44 BB, 100 K, 13 SB
Chris Beck 5- 8, 3.39 ERA, 116.2 IP, 116 H, 31 BB, 57 K, 1.26 WHIP
Scott Snodgress 6- 7, 122.2 IP, 119 H, 52 BB, 79 K, 1.39 WHIP

Winston-Salem
Omar Narvaez .311/.429/.446, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 15 BB, 7 K, 1 SB
Tim Anderson .297/.323/.472, 6 HR, 31 RBI, 7 BB, 68 K, 10 SB
Nick Basto .278/.313/.410, 5 HR, 29 RBI, 11 BB, 50 K
Cleuluis Rondon .265/.322/.386, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 7 BB, 12 K, 1 SB
Jacob May .263/.326/.406, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 30 BB, 54 K, 31 SB
Keon Barnum .251/.304/.377, 7 HR, 48 RBI, 27 BB, 124 K, 3 SB
Courtney Hawkins .251/.330/.473, 16 HR, 66 RBI, 40 BB, 107 K, 8 SB
Jacob May .249/.279/.317, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 38 BB, 68 K, 37 SB
Francellis Montas 4- 0, 1.60 ERA, 62 IP, 45 H, 14 BB, 56 K, 0.95 WHIP
Tyler Danish 3- 2, 3.40 ERA, 53 IP, 62 H, 12 BB, 42 K, 1.40 WHIP

Kannapolis
Brett Austin .287/.366/.391, 0 HR, 13 RBI, 11 BB, 28 K
Trey Michalczewski .277/.356/.440, 9 HR, 65 RBI, 41 BB, 125 K, 5 SB
Ben Brewster 2- 0, 2.03 ERA, 13.1 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 14 K, 0.98 WHIP
Thad Lowry 4- 4, 4.33 ERA, 60.1 IP, 67 H, 19 BB, 31 K, 1.43 WHIP

2014 Draftees (Short Season)
Carlos Rodon (Arizona) 0- 0, 6.00 ERA, 3 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 1.33 WHIP
Spencer Adams (Arizona) 2- 1, 3.97 ERA, 22.2 IP, 27 H, 2 BB, 31 K, 1.28 WHIP
Jace Fry (Great Falls) 1- 0, 0.00 ERA, 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 0.69 WHIP
Zach Thompson (Great Falls) 1- 2, 3.92 ERA, 20.2 IP, 22 H, 7 BB, 13 K, 1.40 WHIP
Louie Lechich (Great Falls) .185/.228/.269, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 30 K, 1 SB
Jake Peter (Great Falls) .371/.440/.524, 0 HR, 13 RBI, 12 BB, 10 K, 1 SB
John Ziznewski (Great Falls) .205/.287/.256, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 9 BB, 28 K, 2 SB
Brian Clark (Great Falls) 2- 2, 2.35 ERA, 23 IP, 25 H, 5 BB, 26 K, 1.30 WHIP
Jake Jarvis (Arizona) .194/.310/.222, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 11 K
Zach Fish (Great Falls) .229/.339/.354, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 15 BB, 31 K
Connor Walsh (Great Falls) 1- 1, 3.86 ERA, 14 IP, 12 H, 14 BB, 15 K, 1.86 WHIP
Mike Gomez (Arizona) 1- 0, 2.45 ERA, 11 IP, 6 H, 8 BB, 21 K, 1.27 WHIP
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