White Sox Minor Keys: July 26, 2018

MLB Pipeline updates its top 100 and top 30 prospect lists

On Thursday, MLB.com updated all of its prospects lists — the top 100, and the top 30 for each team — to account for for all signed draft prospects, and there’s a revision to the White Sox’ rankings.

First, the top 100 (with previous rank):

3. Eloy Jimenez (4)
13. Michael Kopech (10)
26. Luis Robert (28)
33. Nick Madrigal (NA)
45. Dylan Cease (61)
66. Dane Dunning (92)
91. Blake Rutherford (99)

Alec Hansen tumbled off the list from the 54th spot due to a year marred by injuries and significant control issues.

As for the White Sox’ top 10 (previous rank):

  1. Eloy Jimenez (1)
  2. Michael Kopech (2)
  3. Luis Robert (3)
  4. Nick Madrigal (NA)
  5. Dylan Cease (5)
  6. Dane Dunning (6)
  7. Blake Rutherford (7)
  8. Zack Collins (9)
  9. Luis Alexander Basabe (14)
  10. Alec Hansen (4)

I’m waiting for Luis Gonzalez (14th) to overtake Jake Burger (13th) for the top spot among 2017 draft picks, because I had a feeling he was going to be the most productive player from that group before Burger blew out his Achilles twice.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5, Charlotte 4 (Game 1)

  • Charlie Tilson went 1-for-2.
  • Eloy Jimenez, 1-for-4 with a two strikeouts.
  • Jose Rondon fanned all four times up.
  • Spencer Adams before the rain delay: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
  • Carson Fulmer: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP

Charlotte 8, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and strikeout.
  • Jose Rondon was 1-for-3 with a double and a sac fly.
  • Michael Kopech was under control: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 57 of 81 pitches for strikes.

Tennessee 7, Birmingham 3 

  • Joel Booker went 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe, 1-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Danny Mendick singled all four times up.
  • Alex Call doubled, singled and struck out twice.
  • Jameson Fisher was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Frederick 6, Winston-Salem 1

  • Luis Gonzalez went 2-for-4.
  • Laz Rivera, 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Blake Rutherford went 1-or-4.
  • Gavin Sheets, 0-for-3 with a K.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Blake Battenfield: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Kannapolis 3, West Virginia 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Luis Curbelo went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Nick Madrigal was just 0-for-3.
  • Carlos Perez, 1-for-2 with a double.
  • Justin Yurchak went 1-for-2.

Kannapolis 2, West Virginia 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Nick Madrigal doubled, singled, delivered a sac fly and was caught stealing.
  • Carlos Perez was 0-for-2.
  • Evan Skoug was also 0-for-2, with a strikeout.

Helena 5, Great Falls 2

  • Steele Walker returned to the lineup, going 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Lenyn Sosa, 2-for-5 with a K.
  • Romy Gonzalez wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Amado Nunez went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Gunnar Troutwine was 1-for-2 with two walks.
  • Codi Heuer: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 WP

AZL Indians1 11, AZL White Sox 

  • Cabera Weaver went 0-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Bryce Bush, 2-for-4.
  • Luis Mieses and Lency Delgado were both 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Anderson Comas, 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Kelvin Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Brayant Nova, 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

DSL White Sox 12, DSL Blue Jays 11

  • Harold Diaz went 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Jefferson Mendoza, 1-for-5 with his first pro homer and a strikeout.
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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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Greg Nix

Forecasting Soria’s replacement: Infante, Bummer, Fulmer and Danish all pitched… but Hamilton did not ???


I called that in the other thread.  I’ll take my victory lap when it becomes official. 


Madrigal has yet to K.  


Lol, I don’t care if it’s on 30 PAs, the steamer projected line for Eloy is sweeeet


The Wimperoo

Alex Call is on fire.


What are the chances Call gets a legit shot at an outfield position on the Sox?

Brett R. Bobysud

If he keeps hitting like he is, he should have as good of a chance as anybody.


Any idea if the Cordell assignment to Birm is meant to be temporary (like a rehap) and he is to be moved to Charlotte soon?