White Sox Minor Keys: July 30, 2021

Camelback Ranch, White Sox spring training home
(Ron Vesely/Chicago White Sox)

The White Sox are starting to roster their most recent crop of MLB draft picks in the farm system, with a bunch of them surfacing on the Arizona Complex League team. You’ll see Theo Denlinger (seventh round), Fraser Ellard (eighth), Tommy Sommer (10th), along with undrafted free agents Zach Cable, Garrett Schoenle, and Kohl Simas, who is the son of Bill Simas.

Jacksonville 4, Charlotte 2

  • Luis Robert went 1-for-4 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
  • Jake Lamb was 0-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts.
  • Yermín Mercedes was 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Jake Burger struck out.
  • Blake Rutherford doubled, hit a sac fly and struck out twice.
  • Micker Adolfo went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts and also left the game early.


*Updates on Burger and Adolfo:

Greensboro 9, Winston-Salem 1

  • Lenyn Sosa went 0-for-4.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes was 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Luis Curbelo went 0-for-4 with two strikeots.

Salem 8, Kannapolis 2

  • Jose Rodriguez went 0-for-4.
  • Bryan Ramos, 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 2-for-4, and was caught stealing.
  • Luis Mieses was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • DJ Gladney singled and struck out thrice.
  • Samil Polanco was 0-for-2 with a sac fly and an HBP.
  • Caberea Weaver went 2-for-4 with a K.
  • Chase Krogman wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Yoelvin Silven: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

ACL Reds 8, ACL White Sox 7

  • Wilber Sanchez went 1-for-5 with his first homer, a walk and a strikeout.
  • Misael Gonzalez wore the platinum sombrero during an 0-for-6 night.
  • Logan Glass went 2-for-4 with a homer, walk and strikeout.
  • Jefferson Mendoza was 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Elijah Tatis, 0-for-3 with two walks and a K.
  • Cristian Mena: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
  • Tommy Sommer’s pro debut: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

DSL White Sox 5, DSL Orioles1 3 (7 innings)

  • Randel Mondesi singled and struck out twice.
  • Manuel Guariman was 2-for-3.

(Photo by Ron Vesely/Chicago White Sox)

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Tommy Sommer!

Call him up. Designate Tepera.

Brett R. Bobysud

So, I was going over the current major league roster this morning, and in my mind, it’s entirely possible Adam Engel gets sent down to Charlotte for the rest of August once Lamb’s rehab assignment is completed.

Engel has one minor league option left, which means they wouldn’t have to DFA anybody to bring Lamb back up if they wanted.

The only other option I can see is maybe sending Lopez back down, but that would mean they’d be rolling with a 7-man bullpen in the heat of August when it looks like Rodon needs a break.


How about back up catcher once Grandal comes back?

Brett R. Bobysud

That won’t be until late in August at the earliest. Can’t drop Seby or Collins until then and both Lamb & Robert will be ready beforehand.

Brett R. Bobysud

For whichever of Lamb or Robert that comes up first, yes, Sheets goes down.

Question then is, who do you drop for the second one?


Drop Lamb or Hamilton or Goodwin. 0 reason to drop Engel, who should be starting most games at this point. Certainly every game against lefties, no? I’d send Vaughn down before Engel.