White Sox Minor Keys: June 16, 2023

Cheney Stadium in Tacoma
Cheney Stadium in Tacoma (Jim Margalus / Sox Machine)

For all the Offseason Plan Project architects that wanted Kolten Wong on the White Sox, might his brother suffice?

The White Sox acquired Kean Wong from the Seattle Mariners according to Tacoma Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto on Thursday. Wong hit .315/.422/.500 with 16 walks to 19 strikeouts over 33 games at Triple-A this season.

The 28-year-old has played 925 games in the minors, including 541 games at Triple-A, without a call-up to the majors. For comparison, Zach Remillard just received a promotion to Chicago after 694 games in the minors, and it seems like he’s been around forever.

Kolten Wong is hitting .153/.246/.178 over 41 games for Seattle’s big-league club, so the younger Wong might be the right way to go here.

Durham 4, Charlotte 2

  • Oscar Colás went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Tennessee 7, Birmingham 6

  • José Rodríguez went 0-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Bryan Ramos was 2-for-5 with a homer and two strikeouts. He also stole a base.
  • Alsander Womack went 1-for-5 with a K.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes singled, walked, struck out twice and hit a sac fly.
  • Adam Hackenberg went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Tommy Sommer: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 WP


*Ramos’ homer:

Asheville 16, Winston-Salem 3

  • DJ Gladney went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras went 1-for-5.
  • Andrew Dalquist: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HBP, 21 of 35 pitches for strikes.

Down East 5, Kannapolis 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Jacob Burke went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Tyler Schweitzer: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 51 of 83 pitches for strikes.

Kannapolis 6, Down East 4 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Jacob Burke went 1-for-4.

ACL Guardians 10, ACL White Sox 2

  • Ryan Burrowes went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.
  • Ronny Hernandez, 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Dario Borrero was 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Anderson Comás: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K.

DSL Orioles Orange 4, DSL White Sox 2

  • Juan Uribe Jr. singled and struck out four times.
  • Abraham Nunez homered, singled, walked, struck out and was picked off/caught stealing.
  • Stiven Flores was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
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Wong’s PCL numbers look nice. But–as with A.J. Alexy–when a recent prospect is moved on from by multiple teams, and the White Sox are the team that is stuck with him, I have a good bit of skepticism that their scouting was anything beyond typing his name into Fangraphs.

Still, a worthy flier for a team that needs more than fliers at 2B.

Last edited 3 months ago by bobsquad