White Sox Minor Keys: July 13, 2021

Photo by Laura Wolff / Charlotte Knights

The fresh Farm Fortnight posted Tuesday afternoon covers the larger developmental tracks for White Sox prospects at the five stateside levels, so I’d recommend reading that before checking out the box scores. As we all know, the minor league season is a serial, so Tuesday’s games aren’t going to make sense to you if you don’t know what happened before.

As for some of the trends mentioned in the post and how they fared at the start of a fresh week:

*Jimmy Lambert: Saw his streak of five-inning starts end with a thud.

*Luis González: Shored up his July stats further.

*Carlos Pérez: Hiked his OPS above .700 with a multi-hit game.

*DJ Gladney: Maintained his boom in a season where they’ve been swiftly followed by busts.

Gwinnett 5, Charlotte 3

  • Blake Rutherford was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Eloy Jiménez played left field and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Yermín Mercedes was doubled, singled, struck out and was plunked.
  • Luis González went 2-for-4 with a homer, strikeout and stolen base.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes was 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Jimmy Lambert: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP. He threw 39 pitches over the inning.
  • Tyler Johnson: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP


*Old friends:

Rocket City 8, Birmingham 5

  • Romy Gonzalez homered, singled twice and struck out twice.
  • Carlos Pérez went 2-for-4.
  • Micker Adolfo was 1-for-4 with a homer and two strikeouts.
  • Jason Bilous: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Carolina 10, Kannapolis 4

  • Jose Rodriguez went 1-for-4.
  • Bryan Ramos was 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Luis Mieses and Harvin Mendoza ran parallel by going 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • DJ Gladney went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Chase Krogman homered, singled and struck out twice.
  • Caberea Weaver went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout, and was picked off.

ACL Brewers Gold 6, ACL White Sox 3

  • Wilber Sanchez went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Anthony Espinoza was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras went 1-for-4 with a homer and two strikeouts.
  • Logan Glass, 1-for-3 with a double, HBP and a K.
  • Cristian Mena: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
  • Erick Bello: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP

DSL Orioles1 8, DSL White Sox 5

  • Dario Borrero went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Carlos Jimenez was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Winston-Salem at Bowling Green PPD

(Photo by Laura Wolff / Charlotte Knights)

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So Romy is about a year older than the competition right now but its AA where the pitching is supposed to be more talented? Are both of those things even still true after the minor league shakeup and pandemic?


Apparently AA (or at least AA south) is older after the year off. Bref says he’s a little younger than league average. https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=gonzal002rom


I feel a lot better about our farm system than I did the last time it was ranked at or near the bottom. What we lack in high end talent we make up for with depth. Hopefully we will find a role player or two from the system as needed over the next couple of years, and maybe a couple of these dudes turn into reasonably useful trade pieces.

I like what they did in the draft this year too – find some prep guys with upside even though they didn’t have a top 10 pick. Now it’s up to Getz to develop Montgomery and/or Kath so that we’ll have someone to step in and get regular ABs in 2025.


Eloy playing left again. He was on the DL twice in 2019, running into a wall once, and another player the other. There have been other times he has missed a game or two for that, in addition to this year. If he gets hurt, all will rightly ask what they could possibly have been thinking.


Rutherford offering scant hope that the Robertson/Frazier/Kahnle trade will pay off….

Greg Nix

I will not stand for this Tyler Clippard erasure.

Why did Eloy leave early?

Probably schedule as part of his ramp up. He left early in the other game he played left in too.


A new addition to the organization reminds me that it doesn’t seem like all that long ago that said newcomer’s father was part of a White Sox rebuild.