Out of all the Baseball America White Sox prospect ranking revisions from last week, the 10-spot drop for Kohl Simas surprised me the most. He’s not having a particularly great season, sure, but as I mentioned when I saw him pitch in person earlier this month, his chief shortcoming seemed to be a problem with righties.
On one hand, that’s a considerable weakness given simple demographics. On the other hand, a righty who already has a sense of how to handle lefties has already eliminated one of the toughest tasks for his own development. How you view these is kind of a pessimist/optimist test.
Anyway, Simas struck out 10 batters over 5⅓ innings in his start for Winston-Salem on Sunday, giving him 67 over 47⅔ on the season, including 26 against four walks over 18 innings in June. His ERA has fallen to 5.85. It doesn’t seem like he’s having a 10-spot-drop kind of season,. although there’s an argument that it was really aggressive to rank him 13th in the first place, and he’s a victim of editing. Aren’t we all.
- Oscar Colás struck out three times while going 0-for-5.
- Carlos Pérez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
*Ryan Burr picked up the win, which I suppose makes it a Revenge Game.
Tennessee 5, Birmingham 4 (10 innings)
- José Rodríguez went 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
- Bryan Ramos was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Yoelqui Céspedes wore the collar and silver sombrero.
- Luis Mieses and Adam Hackenberg both were 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Terrell Tatum came up a double short of the cycle while going 3-for-4 with a walk. He also stole his 30th base.
- DJ Gladney went 0-for-4 with a walk.
- Wilfred Veras, 1-for-4 with a walk, and was picked off.
- Wes Kath was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Kohl Simas: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
- Tanner McDougal: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP