White Sox Minor Keys: May 17, 2018

BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem (Jim Margalus)

With the big-league club struggling, NBC Sports Chicago is turning to one of the White Sox’ most exciting affiliates to try to draw eyeballs.

  • May 24 vs. Buies Creek
  • June 2 vs. Carolina
  • June 16 vs. Wilmington
  • July 14 vs. Buies Creek
  • July 16 vs. Buies Creek
  • July 26 vs. Frederick
  • Aug. 22 vs. Myrtle Beach

It’s a great platform for Joe Weil and Jake Eisenberg, both of whom do a great job calling games for MiLB.tv.

Toledo 3, Charlotte 2

  • Charlie Tilson went 2-for-4.
  • Jose Rondon, 1-for-4 with a strikeout. He was caught stealing.

Birmingham 12, Montgomery 11

  • Zack Collins went 2-for-4 with an HBP.
  • Eloy Jimenez was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a sac fly.
  • Seby Zavala busted out of his slump, going 3-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • Matt Rose, 0-for-2 with three walks and a strikeout.
  • Trey Michalczewski went 3-for-5 with a triple and a walk-off bases-clearing double.
  • Jameson Fisher went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Danny Mendick, 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Ryan Burr: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
  • Ian Hamilton: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K


*James Fegan wrote up the friendly relationship between Hamilton and Burr.

*Michalczewski is still just 23, and he’s hitting .299/.358/.458 this time around. Here’s the video of the game-winner, with a terrific call from Curt Bloom.

Hickory 5, Kannapolis 3

  • Luis Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Evan Skoug was 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Justin Yurchak, 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Michael Hickman hit his first A-ball homer, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • John Parke is regressing: 5 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Winston-Salem at Buies Creek PPD

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can we talk about those Barons jerseys? Surely there’s some *other* Magic City I’m not aware of…


Yeah, what do we make of Michalczewski? Is he starting to make some actual prospect buzz again?

Brett R. Bobysud

Perhaps. But the sheer fact that he’s having a pretty good year at AA after struggling last year is nice to see.


It seems like a BABIP mirage. his bb rate is actually worse than last year and his k rate is still close to 30%


Mendick gets an appearance on the next five of Fangraph’s Fringe Five. https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-fringe-five-baseballs-most-compelling-fringe-prospects-108/

If the power is real (and his pull and flyball numbers seem to be trending in the right direction) I can see him having a place on a good Sox team as utility guy.