White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 23, 2021

Jonathan Stiever (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Icon Sportswire)

Another day, another unfortunate update regarding a White Sox pitching prospect’s health.

This time it involves Jonathan Stiever, who will miss the remainder of the 2021 season due to lat surgery. He had been placed on the injured list last week.

Stiever finishes his year with a 5.84 ERA over 17 starts with Charlotte, with 88 strikeouts to 80 hits and 24 walks over 74 innings. He’s found a certain kind of consistency where he’d allow three runs over five innings with mild variations in his peripherals. While a lot of Knights pitchers have struggled, Stiever was the rare guy to have a way worse ERA away from Truist Field (7.61 to 4.82). He couldn’t really find a dominant gear in any start in any month, as he threw just one quality start this year.

The bigger disappointment is that he finishes the year with an infinite ERA in Chicago. He appeared in just one game, backing up Michael Kopech after five innings on April 25 with the potential of handling the final four. Instead, he faced just four batters, giving up singles to all of them before Tony La Russa pulled him from the game.

Chris Getz told James Fegan that Stiever is expected to recover in time for spring training.

ACL Royals Gold 7, ACL White Sox 6

  • Colson Montgomery went 1-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras was 2-for-5 with a double and a K and a CS.
  • Wes Kath, also 2-for-5 with a K.
  • Benyamin Bailey was 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Logan Glass went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Cameron Butler wore the collar and silver sombrero.

DSL Reds 2, DSL White Sox 1

  • Manuel Guariman was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Randel Mondesi, 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Victor Quezada also wore the silver sombrero during an 0-for-4 day.
  • Carlos Hinestroza: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

(Photo by Rob Grabowski/Icon Sportswire)

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knoxfire30

Bizarre year for the sox minor league pitchers, does anyone have an arrow pointed up after this year? On the bright side a lot of bats made strides.

knoxfire30

Forgot about Kade, Vera I wasnt gonna include cause he is pitching about 3-4 levels to low given his age and talent, but he is definitely exciting.

Greg Nix

Stiever needs to go visit Driveline. Seems like a guy who the difference between 92 and 94 will determine whether he has an ML career.