White Sox Minor Keys: June 15, 2022

Clemson University is hiring Michigan head coach Erik Bakich to run its baseball program, the rumor mill for his replacement immediately snared a couple of Chrises.

One is Chris Fetter, the former Michigan pitching coach whom A.J. Hinch hired to serve in the same role for the Detroit Tigers.

The other is Michigan alum Chris Getz:, who is currently the White Sox’s assistant GM and in charge of player development.

Morosi is Michigan-based, and with “could” being so prominently involved, my guess is that he’s more playing word association with Wolverines in MLB leadership roles than any kind of scoop. But in the event he’s on to something, it’s worth keeping the lightest of tabs on this vacancy.

Charlotte 6, Jacksonville 5

  • Tim Anderson started at short and went 1-for-3.
  • Adam Haseley was 2-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Carlos Pérez returned to the lineup, going 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Gavin Sheets recovered from his rough game Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a double and two walks.
  • Yolbert Sánchez was 0-for-5, but his hard grounder that beat the drawn-in infield for the game-winning run was ruled an error.

Notes:

*Julio Mosquera’s updates about Anderson and Eloy Jiménez:

Birmingham 11, Mississippi 2

  • José Rodríguez went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 1-for-5.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes, 2-for-5 with a double, two strikeouts and a stolen base.

Notes:

*The Barons scored 10 of their runs in the second inning.

Bowling Green 4, Winston-Salem 2

  • Oscar Colás went 1-for-4.
  • Bryan Ramos, 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Luis Mieses and Harvin Mendoza both were 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Andrew Dalquist: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 WP

Kannapolis 8, Fayetteville 1

  • Wes Kath was 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Colson Montgomery, 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • DJ Gladney went 0-for-4 with a walk.
  • Wilfred Veras, 1-for-5.
  • James Beard was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Brooks Gosswein: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

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SocksO’Graham

Monty’s streak is at how many games now?

jorgefabregas

April 23rd is the last game he didn’t reach base. The on-base streak is 26 games.

During those 26 games he’s hit .337/.442/.526 good for a 171 wRC+. The .414 BABIP has done some heavy lifting, but he also has a 14% walk rate, a reasonable 20% K rate, and .189 ISO during that time.

Last edited 5 months ago by jorgefabregas
jorgefabregas

Since April 24, Lenyn Sosa has played 44 games (remember Montgomery was injured for a stretch). He’s hit .346/.386/.617 155 wRC+. .351 BABIP, 6 BB%, 15 K%, .271 ISO.

jorgefabregas

Neither of them have stolen a base this season.

GrinnellSteve

Slackers.

dwjm3

I wonder when Sosa will head to AAA.

jorgefabregas

Good question. The old rule of thumb of moving players up after the draft seems somewhat outdated with the draft a month later.

joewho112

I was wondering this too. How does the later draft influence promotions? It would be unfortunate if it resulted is guys treading water at a level they’ve mastered for an extra month

upnorthsox

It was that the organizational meetings were around the same time as the draft and it was those meetings that were the catalyst to the player moves and not the draft specifically. I haven’t seen anything about whether the meetings have been pushed back near the new draft date or not. In Sosa’s case, I don’t see a point in holding him back and in fact if they see any possibility of him getting a callup they would do well to get him into Charlotte soon.

Augusto Barojas

I hope soon, would be nice to know how he would do after a promotion. He is certainly having about the best year of anybody in their minor leagues.

dwjm3


Julio Mosquera when asked about Eloy referred all questions to the doctors at the local assisted living facility.

metasox

Any thoughts on Neslony at Birmingham?

This season, in 226 PA, OPS of 1.000
Last season at Birmingham, in 142 PA, OPS of 1.121

Last edited 5 months ago by metasox
Augusto Barojas

I’ve noticed his numbers. A lefty hitter who is a bit old for a prospect but he has certainly hit really well last 300+ AB’s. He can’t hit lefties well, so he is absolutely killing righties (1.2 OPS this year). I’d love to see him and Sosa get a shot at AAA. What have they got to lose.

metasox

He has hit lefties some in the past. This yr, not so much. But yes, a guy who hits righties is what the Sox perennially need.

Augusto Barojas

Yeah I did not mean his not hitting lefties was a bad thing. Would be curious to see how he would do vs better pitching, if there is anything there. Probably the equivalent of dumpster diving but this is the world of the Sox minor leagues.

upnorthsox

A bit old? He’s 28 in AA. Considering our AAA options he can’t be ruled out as an injury option but yea I guess there’s nothing to lose in AAA

Augusto Barojas

He can take Rutherford’s AB’s as far as I am concerned. Rutherford hasn’t shown much of anything the whole time he has been in their farm system basically.

chipporter

It appears as though Cespedes is doing the Cuban thing and heating up some with the weather.

jorgefabregas

Wondering if we’ll get a Norge Vera start tonight. His debut was a week ago.

Right Size Wrong Shape

I’ve been noticing that Kanny hasn’t been announcing their scheduled starting pitchers until game time on their website. Very annoying.