This series will highlight player trends from the top prospects in the White Sox system as well as any other notable performances across all affiliates.
NOTE: This piece will focus on players that are currently in the minor leagues, so Óscar Colás is omitted as he’s with the White Sox. Stateside affiliates only played three games this week due to the All-Star break.
|Rank||Player (Position) [Level]||Last Week (7/10 – 7/16)||Trend|
|1||Colson Montgomery (SS) [A+]||.250/.571/.250, .821 OPS, R||↖️|
|3||Bryan Ramos (3B/2B) [AA]||.455/.563/.727, 1.290 OPS, 3R, HR, 4 RBI||↖️|
|4||Noah Schultz (LHP) [A]||2.1 IP, 4 H, BB, 5 K||↖️|
|5||Lenyn Sosa (2B/SS) [AAA]||.000/.000/.000, .000 OPS||⬇️|
|6||José Rodríguez (2B/SS) [AA]||.294/.294/.529, .823 OPS, 5R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB||↖️|
|7||Cristian Mena (RHP) [AA]||6 IP, 3 H, 2R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 K||↖️|
|8||Peyton Pallette (RHP) [A]||4 IP, 3 H, R (ER), 3 BB, 7 K||⬆️|
|9||Sean Burke (RHP) [AAA]||7-day IL||🩹|
|10||Norge Vera (RHP) [A+]||60-day IL||🩹|
|11||Jonathan Cannon (RHP) [AA]||4 IP, 4 H, 3R (2 ER), 3 BB, 3 K||↖️|
Bryan Ramos came out of the break hot, connecting for five hits in three games, including this loud home run in the Barons rout of the Blue Wahoos on Sunday.
For the first time in any of his starts this season, Noah Schultz allowed multiple hits. Schultz was able to work out of a bases loaded jam, but the pitch count piled up a bit earlier so his outing was cut shorter than expected.
Peyton Pallette has now strung together two solid starts in a row (despite the walks). The 22 year old righty also had a season high seven strikeouts against Columbia.
After a couple of rough outings to kick off July, Cristian Mena got back on track in his latest outing. The 20 year old limited free passes while his breaking pitches worked well against the Blue Wahoos.
Jonathan Cannon made his AA debut and pitched well against Pensacola despite running into a bit of trouble in the third inning, in which both of his earned runs came in to score. Along with the three strikeouts, Cannon induced eight outs on the ground versus one in the air.
José Rodríguez totaled five hits against Pensacola pitching with two going for extra bases while also scoring five runs and going 2-for-2 on stolen bases.
Lenyn Sosa drew the collar across the board on offense, so let’s move on.
Colson Montgomery walked more (five) than he struck out (two) while reaching base safely at least once in the three game set against Asheville. The 21 year old doesn’t seem destined to reside in Winston-Salem for much longer.
Best of the Rest
26 year old Yolbert Sánchez had a nice series against Jacksonville, knocking four hits in nine at bats while also being successful on his only stolen base attempt.
25 year old southpaw Sammy Peralta had a nice start for the Knights, throwing four innings of two hit ball, allowing just one run (earned) while striking out three.
Sunday afternoon in Birmingham was the Ben Norman show. The 25 year old outfielder single handedly beat the Blue Wahoos and had a 2.067 OPS in two games.
Xavier Fernández continued to swing a hot bat, totaling eight hits in 11 at-bats, four of which went for extra bases (three doubles, home run) en route to a 2.000 OPS in two games.
Jacob Burke continued his on-base streak, which has now reached 48 consecutive games. The 22 year old outfielder also had an .846 OPS with three RBI and a stolen base in the three games against Asheville.
22 year old lefty Tyler Schweitzer made his Winston-Salem debut and pitched well despite some defensive hiccups letting him down in a rough third inning. Schweitzer pitched three innings, allowed two hits, three runs (all unearned), walked two, and struck out four.
24 year old second baseman Mario Camilletti had a good week at the plate for the Ballers, producing a 1.050 OPS and his first home run of the season against the Columbia Fireflies.
Brooks Baldwin continues his hot run at the plate, knocking two extra base hits (double, home run) en route to a .940 OPS in the quick three game set.
Another week, another Mason Adams appearance. The 23 year old righty had a normal start instead of piggybacking with Noah Schultz and did not disappoint, throwing five innings of two hit baseball, allowing two runs (one earned), and struck out five.
22 year old right hander Manuel Veloz pitched well in a relief appearance, throwing four innings, allowed just one hit, walked two, and struck out five.
In what was a short week amongst all stateside affiliated baseball, Ronny Hernandez led the ACL White Sox offense. The 18 year old catcher had four hits (one double) with a 1.547 OPS and three RBI in two games.
Stiven Flores continues to pound the baseball for the DSL White Sox. The 17 year old catcher slashed .600/.588/.800 for a 1.388 OPS. Of his nine hits, three went for extra bases (three doubles) while he also drove in five, walked once, and went 1-for-1 on stolen bases.
17 year old infielder Adrian Gil had a nice week at the dish, slashing .333/.333/.667 for an even 1.000 OPS. Gil hit one double, one home run, and drove in three.
18 year old southpaw Jeremy Gonzalez was fantastic in his start last week for the DSL White Sox. Gonzalez threw six innings of two hit baseball, allowed no runs, walked one, and struck out five.