White Sox Minor Keys: June 17, 2023

White Sox prospect Noah Schultz
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Noah Schultz is probably too far away from the majors to qualify as the best thing going for the White Sox organization in 2023, but I think it’s fair to call him the purest thing going.

Schultz stretched out to three innings with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers to no ill effects. He struck out six, and a walk and a balk were the only blemishes on his line.

Baseball America’s Josh Norris provided a brief look at Schultz from behind home plate, and it would’ve been longer were it not for the meddling net, which shifted on him and obscured the view.

As I said the last time we discussed one of his scoreless appearances, it doesn’t seem like Low-A hitters aren’t going to pose much of a challenge for a healthy Schultz, but they should afford him the opportunity to extend his pitch and innings count in a controlled manner. If they wanted to call him up to Winston-Salem by, say, Aug. 22-27 when the Dash play another series in Bowling Green, I wouldn’t complain.

For the time being, Schultz has effectively thrown a total start’s worth of baseball over three outings, and the line is impressive: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 12 K.

Durham 9, Charlotte 2

  • Carlos Pérez went 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Oscar Colás walked once and struck out thrice.
  • Chase Solesky’s Triple-A debut: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 HR
  • Jimmy Lambert: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 10 of 25 pitches for strikes.

Winston-Salem 2, Asheville 1

  • Terrell Tatum went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Loidel Chapelli was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • DJ Gladney homered for the first time since May 21, along with a walk and three strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Jared Kelley keeps rolling: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K

Kannapolis 9, Down East 1

  • Jacob Burke went 1-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Noah Schultz: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 29 of 45 pitches for strikes.

ACL Rangers 6, ACL White Sox 4 (7 innings)

  • Ryan Burrowes went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Ronny Hernandez, 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Dario Borrero singled, walked and struck out.
  • Luke Shilling: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

DSL Orioles Orange 7, DSL White Sox 3

  • D’Angelo Tejeda went 0-for-4 with a walk.
  • Rafael Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts

Birmingham vs. Tennessee, PPD

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    Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Joe

Good to see Schultz throwing well. Hopefully Kelley has turned the corner with the Dash.

Adam

I had the Knights game on since the sox were late – Oscar Colas also made an amazing defensive play in center field to steal a home run. Kind of a bullet, but he got back just in time and snagged it.

Last edited 1 year ago by Adam