White Sox Minor Keys: July 21, 2021

Luis Robert is officially back in action.

Sure, it’s in Winston-Salem, and he was lifted for a pinch runner in the fifth inning after singling in his third plate appearance of the night, but it’s action nevertheless.

Robert flied out twice to center field before dropping this shanked shot into right field, finishing his first night back at a ballpark 1-for-3.

In other significant news, Micker Adolfo also broke through the Birmingham wall to warrant a promotion to Charlotte, but I’ll be covering that in a separate post.

Durham 7, Charlotte 3

  • Jake Lamb went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Eloy Jiménez was 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Yermín Mercedes departed the game after 0-for-2 and might be retired?
  • Micker Adolfo made his Triple-A debut was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Jimmy Lambert is going the wrong way: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

Birmingham 17, Chattanooga 9

  • Romy Gonzalez was 1-for-5 with a three-run homer, walk and strikeout.
  • Carlos Pérez was 2-for-6 with two doubles.
  • Yolbert Sanchez went 4-for-5 with a sac bunt.
  • Blake Battenfield: 5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Winston-Salem 10, Jersey Shore 4

  • Luis Robert played center in his first rehab game and went 1-for-3.
  • Lenyn Sosa went 3-for-5with a double.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes was 2-for-5 with a double, strikeout and two stolen bases.
  • Luis Curbelo went 3-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.

Kannapolis 5, Fayetteville 4 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Jose Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Bryan Rmaos was 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Luis Mieses fell a triple short of the cycle during a 3-for-4 night.
  • Harvin Mendoza was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Caberea Weaver went 1-for-3 with a K.
  • James Beard was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Jared Kelley is indeed back in Kannapolis: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Kannapolis 15, Fayetteville 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Jose Rodriguez balanced out by going 4-for-5 with his ninth homer and his 20th stolen base.
  • Bryan Ramos went 1-for-3 with a sac fly, walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 3-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • Caberea Weaver went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • James Beard, 1-for-3 with a walk.
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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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My worries about the future of the rotation lessened a good amount with the re-signing of Lynn but man the Lambert, Lopez, Stiever types aren’t doing much in AAA to give confidence about any of them having much of a big league future. Sox minor league starting pitching depth is worrisome.

Last edited 1 year ago by knoxfire30

Fangraphs folded in draft picks to team prospect lists
2 Kath
3 Montgomery
12 Burke
27 McDougal

They also bumped Jake Burger up to 7 on the list and changed his future value from I think 35+ to 40+.

Last edited 1 year ago by jorgefabregas

Kelley is the only player graded 45 or above. The rest of the division has 44 such players.


I heard Longenhagen I think on Keith Law’s podcast say that pro scouts are seeing Kelley and not understanding how he got such a big bonus. So it sounds like the scouting matches the statistical performance. I assume he will be moved down when they do a full re-rank.


We’ll see. I don’t know what to think. If true, maybe the fact he fell to the Sox in the 2nd round was a sign other teams weren’t as high on hin as it seemed


There was some specuation about the Sox and Lucroy, but looks like he cleared waivers and accepted a move to Gwinnett by the Braves


Lane Ramsey was promoted to Charlotte today making it his third team so far this season in the good direction.