White Sox Minor Keys: June 23, 2023

White Sox prospect Jacob Burke
Jacob Burke (Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images)

Colson Montgomery’s Kannapolis record for consecutive games reaching safely didn’t last long.

Jacob Burke erased it after one year by reaching base for the 33rd straight game, which is remarkable because he’s only played 33 games for the Cannon Ballers this season.

He met the requirements with room to spare, homering for the second consecutive game and adding two walks. He’s now hitting .325/.426/.525 on the season.

The disclaimer is that Montgomery’s Kannapolis streak only ended because he received a promotion to Winston-Salem, where he reached base in his first 18 games with the Dash for a grand total of 51. Burke still has work to do in that regard.

The question is whether he’ll receive a boost up the chain himself. The Sox could probably make room with the Dash by promoting Terrell Tatum to Birmingham, but sometimes teams like to wait until the draft until making rest-of-season plans for the lower levels. If Burke has to wait until July 9 or thereabouts, at least he’ll get a little extra time to pad his stats.

PERTINENT: Jacob Burke out to prove he will become a major-league center fielder

Louisville 8, Charlotte 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Oscar Colás went 2-for-3.
  • Carlos Pérez, 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.

Charlotte 4, Louisville 3 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Oscar Colás went 1-for-3.
  • Lenyn Sosa, 1-for-3.

Birmingham 2, Mississippi 1

  • Alsander Womack went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Bryan Ramos hit a two-run shot, walked and struck out twice.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes singled and struck out thrice.
  • Luis Mieses was 1-for-3, and reached on catcher interference.
  • Adam Hackenberg, 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Matthew Thompson: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 64 of 101 pitches for strikes.


*Ramos is starting to get his timing.

*Here’s a Thompson supercut:

Winston-Salem 6, Greensboro 5

  • Loidel Chapelli went 0-for-4 with a sac fly.
  • DJ Gladney, 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras was 1-for-4 with his sixth homer and 16th stolen base.
  • Wes Kath, 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and a steal.

Kannapolis 8, Myrtle Beach 0

  • Jacob Burke homered, walked twice and struck out twice.
  • Tyler Schweitzer: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 47 of 69 pitches for strikes.

ACL White Sox 8, ACL Padres 3

  • Colson Montgomery put the “H” in “DH”: 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks.
  • Ryan Burrowes was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Ronny Hernandez, 1-for-3 with two walks.
  • Anderson Comás picked up the win with his best outing ever: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.

DSL Rangers Blue 12, DSL White Sox 6

  • D’Angelo Tejada went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Abraham Nunez was 1-for-3 with a walk.


  • Jim Margalus

    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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It may be time to give Yoelqui Cespedes’ spot in these lists to Yolbert Sanchez, who started cold this year but has been heating up (no power, but at least he is getting on base).


When Montgomery had the three strikeout game I worried that his back was still bothering him. The starter in that game was a fellow recent first rounder, though. Glad to see he’s hitting more like you’d expect in the last couple of games.


Good to see Montgomery get going. Let’s call him up to Chicago to sit on the bench and pinch run for a few weeks.