Minor league roundup: August 31

While he wasn't on the list of first-wave September call-ups, Brent Morel impressed Baseball America's John Manuel on Tuesday night with his play at shortstop.

While he wasn’t on the list of first-wave September call-ups, Brent Morel impressed Baseball America’s John Manuel on Tuesday night with his play at shortstop:

Brent Morel lashes a wall-ball single. Playing SS 2nite for Knights, will be interesting to see, he’s above-avg at 3b but SS may b a stretchless than a minute ago via txt

Morel witha Hazel Mae single in the 3rd, and he’s handled 3 chances smoothly, including a DP.less than a minute ago via txt

Make that five chances; ball keeps finding Morel and he keeps making routine play. Sizzling pitching matchup w/Freddy Dolsi v. Brian Bakerless than a minute ago via txt

He wasn’t so hot on Jordan Danks, who he said “looked awful.”

  • Durham 5, Charlotte 2
    • Brent Morel went 3-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
    • Jordan Danks doubled, drove in a run and struck out three times in five plate appearances.
    • Dayan Viciedo was 0-for-4.
  • Carolina 9, Birmingham 4
    • Christian Marrero went 2-for-4 with an RBI; Josh Phegley was 1-for-4.
    • Eduardo Escobar went hitless in five at-bats, striking out twice.
    • Brian Omogrosso pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit.
    • Kyle Bellamy struck out one in a perfect inning.
  • Winston-Salem 6, Lynchburg 0
    • Jose Martinez went 2-for-4 with a homer (his fourth) and three RBI.
    • Jon Gilmore was 0-for-4; Nick Ciolli 1-for-4.
    • Nathan Jones allowed just three singles and two walks over seven innings, striking out two.
  • Kannapolis 5, Delmarva 2
    • Trayce Thompson doubled, walked and struck out twice.
    • Miguel Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with a walk; Tyler Saladino went 0-for-4 with an RBI.
    • Kevin Moran pitched around a hit and two walks for a scoreless inning, picking up the win in the process.
  • Bristol 4, Kingsport 2
    • Rangel Ravelo went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
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Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Can’t figure out what the Sox want to see Morel at ss for. Even if they can’t extend Alexei, wouldn’t Gordon get the next shot there? And now with Viciedo up, it’s even more strange.
I guess Teahen is the 3B of the future… (sigh).


Not that it hurts anything, I just would be curious as to their thought process there.


Oh I thought we signed Alexei as a free agent. Arb rules still apply there? Didn’t know that.
Still, that makes it even weirder to me since Alexei is sure to be around. Is he projected as a utility guy or what? Again, I can’t see how it hurts anything, but by that thinking we should be playing all of our prospects at second positions.


At least the ones that are good at their first position!