The four White Sox full-season affiliates all reached their All-Star breaks with losses on Sunday. They’ll get the next four days off before returning to action with three-game weekend series, and then it’s back to the six-game grind.
Yoelqui Céspedes might be the prospect who most wants to keep going. After posting ludicrously low walk rates over the first two months of the season in his return to Double-A, his plate-discipline numbers look like that of a standard top-10 prospect …
- April-May: 154 PA, 3 BB, 43 K
- June-July: 156 PA, 16 BB, 45 K
… and the rest of the numbers are rising as a result.
- April-May: .257/.279/.446, 7 2B, 0 3B, 7 HR
- June-July: .277/.391/.469, 11 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR
Watching him go about his business, I started having an Adam Engel-type feeling about him. He can play a legit center and the arm is terrific, but if he manages to build up his hit tool to support the rest of his offensive game, it’ll be a hard-earned victory. It’s just nice to see him turning it around midseason, because five months like his first two might’ve tanked his already divisive stock.
- Yasmani Grandal split his time between catching and first base, going 0-for-2 with three walks.
- Adam Haseley was 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. He also stole his 13th base.
- Carlos Pérez, 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Lenyn Sosa went 2-for-4 with a strikeout, and was caught stealing.
- Davis Martin: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- José Rodríguez went 2-for-5 with a triple and a strikeout.
- Yoelqui Céspedes went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and stolen base. He struck out once.
Asheville 6, Winston-Salem 2 (7 innings, rain)
- Colson Montgomery’s on-base streak reached 50 games, as he went 1-for-2 with a homer and a walk.
- Luis Mieses was 0-for-2 with a walk.
Salem 2, Kannapolis 1 (11 innings)
- Wes Kath went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- DJ Gladney was 0-for-5 with a K.
- Wilfred Veras, 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Jared Kelley: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K