White Sox Minor Keys: July 28, 2018

The White Sox’ farm affiliates went 1-6 today, and the lone winner is the team you’d least expect.

Pawtucket 6, Charlotte 5

  • Ryan Cordell returned to Triple-A, going 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Jose Rondon, 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. He was picked off/caught stealing.
  • Seby Zavala came off the DL and was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Carson Fulmer: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 21 of 41 pitches for strikes.


*To make room for Zavala, the White Sox released Jacob May.

Mississippi 4, Birmingham 2

  • Joel Booker went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. He was caught stealing.
  • Luis Basabe walked twice and struck out twice, so his hitting streak ended at 15 games.
  • Zack Collins went 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • Danny Mendick was 1-for-4.
  • Alex Call doubled twice and struck out twice.

Salem 7, Winston-Salem 2

  • Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Laz Rivera, 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Blake Rutherford went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout. He was also caught stealing.
  • Gavin Sheets was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes, 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • John Parke: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Delmarva 5, Kannapolis 2

  • Luis Curbelo went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Nick Madrigal was 0-for-5.
  • Carlos Perez went 2-for-4.
  • Andrew Perez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Helena 13, Great Falls 4

  • Lenyn Sosa went 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Amado Nunez had a full house: two triples, three strikeouts.
  • Romy Gonzalez was 0-for-2 with a walk and an HBP.
  • Jason Bilous: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 2 WP
  • Davis Martin: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

AZL Indians2 2, AZL White Sox 1

  • Cabera Weaver went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and an HBP. He was picked off.
  • Bryce Bush went 3-for-4.
  • Lency Delgado was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a sac bunt.
  • Luis Mieses went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and sac fly.
  • Harvin Mendoza, 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Anderson Comas went 0-for-4.
  • Kelvin Maldonado was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

DSL White Sox 9, DSL D-backs1 8

  • Harold Diaz went 1-for-3 with a walk and an HBP.
  • Jerrick Francees was 0-for-3 with a walk, sac bunt and two strikeouts.
  • Wilber Perez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K


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Ill take a guess. Rutherford up to AA Basabe to AAA and Eloy to MLB at once? Assuming he checks all the boxes. But it seems all 3 are doing well at their current levels. Although i can see maybe that being a little too quick promotion for Basabe.

Brett R. Bobysud

Unlikely they promote Basabe to AAA that quickly. He doesn’t turn 22 until next month, so he’s still young for the level, and he hasn’t shown that he can hit consistently enough at the level to warrant one.

Besides, Charlotte already has a plethora of OF, so one doesn’t necessarily need to be called up from Birmingham to take Eloy’s spot when he eventually makes the bigs.


Replace Basabe with Call, and callup Cease once Kopech “checks all the boxes.” That should be the plan at least. 

Brett R. Bobysud

Alex Call’s slash-line in 33 games since being called up to AA:

.894 OPS
4 HRs, 11 2Bs, 18 RBIs
150 wRC+
.207 ISO

In the 2 seasons he’s been healthy, he’s had at least an Above Average wRC+ at each level.

lil jimmy

and yet, not good enough for a Top 30 spot.


We are loaded with quality in the outfield. The competition in the coming years will be fascinating to watch.


Yah, that’s pretty crazy he didn’t make the top 30. I commented on Fangraphs about him not being at least a 45 FV guy on their list (along with a bunch of pitching prospects). He had a pretty solid college pedigree – MAC player of the year – and he appears to have average or better tools across the board. If he can play a passable CF, he has a pretty decent chance to stick around for a while IMO. 

Brett R. Bobysud

Season slash lines for the 6 “main” OF prospects in the system at this point. I consider Robert a “main” prospect, but he’s played so little this season it really isn’t fair to include him here:

Jimenez – .332/.382/.586
Gonzalez – .304/.359/.491
Call – .275/.372/.454
Basabe – .260/.362/.459
Rutherford – .309/.354/.451
Booker – .286/.364/.432


Jameson Fischer would have been considered a main OF prospect before the season. He had better rankings than either Call or Booker


Those are some pretty impressive OBPs at the very least. 

Josh Nelson

Eloy Jimenez highlights from last night, including a sweet diving catch in LF.


Even most of his outs are hit hard. But in Hahn’s eyes, Nicky Delmonico is a much better option. This is beyond ridiculous that he’s still not with the Sox.


He didn’t run out that last ground ball at full speed. Send him to the bench. 


Wilber Perez is the stretch-drive acquisition that will lead the DSL Sox to, well, a handful of wins.


“Handful.” Like, literally 5 wins?

Brett R. Bobysud

I do feel kind of bad for a guy like Jameson Fisher though. He got placed in Birmingham more out of necessity than anything else, when he probably should’ve stayed at W-S for a while longer.

lil jimmy

On MLB’s new Top 30, at #24 is Jose Ruiz.

Not talked about much but should be in Chicago next year. Bullpen RHP. He throws strikes, with upper 90’s heat. Currently sporting a .99 Whip, and 64 SO in 45.2 innings. Signed with SD for 1.1 million and we stole him away.
Payback bitches!


I’ve been following him a little.  Converted catcher I believe.  Jim – would you be able to include him in the box scores if he hasn’t been? 


Sox going after more Left Handed “Pen arms.
Caleb Frare from the Yankees for $1.5mil Intl Bonus $. Seems his control has taken a step forward this year.


Interesting. Though I was under the impression the Sox would already be facing a 40-man roster crunch in the offseason and might be looking to go younger.


I wonder if Cedeno and Avilian both get shipped out.  Lots of options with Fry, Bummer, this guy and Clarkin


I think the acquisition of these lefties is a signal that the the tear down is complete. Sure Avi and Abreu probably go, but I think we’ll see the players who they believe can be part of the next good Sox team on the field soon. No Shields, Santiago, Engel, The wave after sees guys like Palka and Davidson go.