Arizona Fall League recap: Oct. 31, 2018

White Sox pitching prospects are making good use of the extra reps

While Zack Burdi has drawn most of the attention among the White Sox’ Arizona Fall League representatives due to his lagging velocity, the club’s other pitchers have had a pretty nice go of it as the season nears its halfway point.

*Tanner Banks is surviving as a strike-throwing lefty, posting a 2.87 ERA over 15⅔  innings. He’s allowed 19 hits while only striking out seven, but a piddly two walks helps. So do three unearned runs, I suppose. He’s now surpassed 160 innings this season.

*Danny Dopico gave up all three of his runs in his first two outings. Over his last five? 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 12 K.

*Zach Thompson has a claim as the Desert Dogs’ most effective pitcher in any role, having allowed just one run over eight innings on five hits and a walk against 12 strikeouts. This comes after a strong season out of the bullpen with Winston-Salem and Birmingham, so he’s made himself compelling when 40-man roster conversations arise.

Glendale 12, Salt River 6 (10 innings)

  • Laz Rivera went 1-for-5 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Basabe entered as a pinch runner and scored.
  • Tanner Banks: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP
  • Danny Dopico: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

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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