White Sox Minor Keys: July 8, 2023

White Sox prospect Jonathan Cannon
Jonathan Cannon in the Futures Game (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

The Futures Game taught Jonathan Cannon what pitching for the White Sox might feel like, as the American League was shut out by the National League 5-0 despite Cannon’s best efforts.

He pitched a scoreless fourth inning for the AL, striking out the first batter he faced, then working around a one-out walk. The Statcast data from the Futures Game shows Cannon averaging 96-97 with his fastballs, although his slider led the way.

In affiliated action, Noah Schultz returned to where he left off before his illness by throwing three innings and 35 pitches against Down East. He once again allowed no hits and no runs while striking out three. Some of his plate appearances ran longer than he’d probably prefer, including a six-pitch HBP in the first inning, but he finished his night with an eight-pitch third for a tidy conclusion.

Jeff Cohen watched Schultz’s start and said he sat two ticks lower than he did in his professional debut …

… but Schultz told Jeff that the first start was a bigger outlier due to adrenaline.

Either way, Schultz’s line still reflects a guy who is toying with Low-A hitters: 12 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 16 K.

Charlotte 11, Jacksonville 8

  • Lenyn Sosa came up a triple short of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with a homer and a double.

Tennessee 5, Birmingham 3

  • Alsander Womack went 0-for-2 with a walk, strikeout and sac fly.
  • Bryan Ramos went 0-for-3 with a walk, and was caught stealing.
  • Luis Mieses, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Yoelqui Césepdes was 1-for-3 with an HBP and a strikeout.
  • Terrell Tatum appeared as a pinch-runner.
  • Cristian Mena: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 47 of 85 pitches for strikes.

Winston-Salem 16, Hickory 1

  • Jacob Burke went 0-for-3 with a walk, two HBPs and two strikeouts.
  • Colson Montgomery stuffed the stat sheet: 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, a strikeout, four runs scored and two RBIs.
  • Wilfred Veras went 3-for-4 with a walk and an HBP.
  • Loidel Chapelli was 3-for-4 with an HBP and a sac fly.


*The Dash went 13-for-21 with runners in scoring position.

Kannapolis 2, Down East 1

  • Brooks Baldwin went 0-for-3 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
  • Noah Schultz: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 20 of 35 pitches for strikes.
  • Mason Adams: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K


*Adams, singled out by Mike Shirley as a later-round find in James Fox’s article on Saturday, has struck out 21 batters over 11 innings this month.

ACL D-backs Red 11, ACL White Sox 2

  • Ronny Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a homer, walk and strikeout.

DSL Arizona Black 18, DSL White Sox 5

  • D’Angelo Tejada went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Stiven Flores went 2-for-3 with a double.
  • Rafael Alvarez, 0-for-2 with a walk and two HBPs.
  • Franklin Reyes regressed: 1.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 HR, 2 WP
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Augusto Barojas

Call up Sosa. Let him and Colas play, come what may. Sosa is hitting .320 at AAA and isn’t going to learn to hit mlb pitching down there. They have nothing to lose at this point.


Absolutely agree. On both your points.


Its time for “Project Chicago”! Not like A ball players will score any less against MLB pitching that the players on the team currently do.


I don’t mind seeing some of these guys come up to Chicago, but I have to remind myself Charlotte is a hitter-friendly park.


Yep. I imagine some playoff teams would take Elvis and Grandal as backups. Trade them both for cash considerations, then let Lenyn and Carlos Perez get some long looks to see what you have.


Or let the guy who came up and actually produced keep playing somewhere.

Colas and Sosa are just two more in a long line of Sox minor leaguers who come up and swing as hard as they can like every pitch is a fastball right down Broadway.

Augusto Barojas

Great to see Montgomery thriving after injury plagued start of season. They are going to need a SS in the next year or two. Maybe he will be one who can not only hit but field, and not spend 1/3 of the time on the DL.


the prospect hounds think his bat is real and he’ll grow into more pop, but that he’s probably gonna end up at 3B rather than SS


the Schultz pick rocked. velo may increase over time, but the fact that he is quite young, gargantuan, and throwing so many strikes is very promising. We have a good history with extremely flexible left-handed pterodactyls.