Trending on the Farm: Noah Schultz impresses with best start of his career

White Sox prospect Noah Schultz
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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.

Top of the Crop

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.

RankPlayer (Position) [Level]Last Week (7/31 – 8/6)Trend
1Colson Montgomery (SS) [AA].211/.464/.474, .938 OPS, 6R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI↖️
3​Bryan Ramos (3B/2B) [AA].267/.389/.733, 1.122 OPS, 3R, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI⬆️
4Noah Schultz (LHP) [A]4 IP, H, 2 BB, 8 K⬆️
5Lenyn Sosa (2B/SS) [AAA].200/.250/.480, .730 OPS, 3R, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI
6José Rodríguez (2B/SS) [AA].233/.303/.333, .636 OPS, 8R, HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB↙️
7Cristian Mena (RHP) [AA]5 IP, 8 H, R (ER), BB, 6 K↖️
8Peyton Pallette (RHP) [A]3 IP, 2 H, 2R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 K↙️
9Sean Burke (RHP) [AAA]60-day IL🩹
10Norge Vera (RHP) [Rehab Assignment, ACL]IP, BB↖️
11Jonathan Cannon (RHP) [AA]5 IP, 3 H, R (ER), BB, 4 K↖️
Noah Schultz

Noah Schultz is filthy and this 51 second complication illustrates the nastiness better than I could describe, so please enjoy!

Bryan Ramos

After a brief stint on the IL, Bryan Ramos returned to action in a big way. Ramos led the way for the Barons offense with his 1.122 OPS, including sealing the Barons Sunday night victory with a walk-off two run blast.

Colson Montgomery

Colson Montgomery was promoted to Birmingham last week and kept doing Colson things, getting on base nearly 47% of the time. Three extra base hits out of his six total hits for the week is an encouraging sign in the spacious Regions Field.


Peyton Pallette ran into some early trouble in his outing, loading the bases in the first (walk, catcher interference, hbp) but ultimately escaped the jam. The second inning saw two outs before a walk was issued and followed by a home run. In the 22 year old righty’s final frame, a leadoff single was stymied by two strikeouts and a flyout.

Norge Vera

Norge Vera made another rehab start with the ACL White Sox in which the 23 year old righty issued a walk but no other damage in his lone inning of work.

Jonathan Cannon

Jonathan Cannon had his best start as a member of the Barons in his latest outing. In addition to the four strikeouts, the 23 year old recorded seven outs via the ground to the tune of 1.79 GO/AO (Ground Outs/Air Out) while limiting hard contact and free passes.

José Rodríguez

José Rodríguez appeared in all seven Barons games played last week, but couldn’t get into a rhythm at the plate after only playing once last week.

Lenyn Sosa

Lenyn Sosa had a nearly identical stat-line to the previous week. Despite the mini-slump post all star break, the power has been consistent, with six home runs in the last month of games (.686 OPS).

Cristian Mena

Cristian Mena had a good outing against Rocket City, but allowed too much contact (eight hits) in said start. The 20 year old Mena was able to limit that damage however, with timely strikeouts and the assistance of batterymate Edgar Quero’s throwing arm (two caught stealing).

Best of the Rest

AAA (CharlottE)

Victor Reyes

Victor Reyes continued his solid season with the Knights last week, concluding their series with Norfolk with a .983 OPS, four doubles, and ten total hits in seven games played.

Nick Gallagher

Righthander Nick Gallagher threw it well in both of his appearances last week, totaling two and a third scoreless innings with five strikeouts.

AA (birmingham)

Luis Mieses

Luis Mieses found success at the plate against Rocket City pitchers, ending the series with a .950 OPS, two doubles, one home run, and five RBI while appearing in five games.

Jonah Scolaro

25 year old southpaw was used often last week, making three appearances in the series against Rocket City. Scolaro pitched well in his six total innings of work, allowing two hits, two runs (one earned), three walks, but struck out seven Trash Pandas.

A+ (Winston-Salem)

Tyler Schweitzer

22 year old southpaw Tyler Schweitzer had his best start as a member of the Dash last week. Schweitzer was virtually unhittable against Bowling Green, with the fastball and breaking stuff working heavily in his favor.

Andrew Dalquist

Andrew Dalquist had himself a solid relief appearance for the Dash last week. The 22 year old righty threw four scoreless innings, allowing two hits, one walk, while striking out four.

A (Kannapolis)

Chris Lanzilli

Chris Lanzilli continues to swing a hot bat for the Cannon Ballers. The 25 year old outfielder slashed .478/.520/.870 with a 1.390 OPS against the RiverDogs, with five extra base hits (three doubles, two home runs), and eight RBI. In 37 games as a member of the Ballers, Lanzilli has a .922 OPS with 16 extra base hits (10 doubles, six home runs) in 133 at-bats.

Zach Cable & Emerson Talavera

25 year old righty Zach Cable pitched well in his only appearance against Charleston, throwing two scoreless innings, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out four.

20 year old righty Emerson Talavera was another member of the Ballers bullpen to pitch well against the RiverDogs. Talavera made two scoreless appearances, allowed one hit, two walks, and struck out five.

Mason Adams

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Mason Adams had another good start for Kannapolis. The 23 year old righthander pitched six innings, allowed four hits, one run (earned) walked three, and struck out two.


Ronny Hernandez

Ronny Hernandez continues to have a solid season for the the ACL White Sox. The 18 year old catcher slashed .462/.462/.615 for a 1.077 OPS with two doubles and two RBI across four games.

Luke Bell & Ricardo Brizuela

22 year old righthander Luke Bell made his professional debut last week and pitched well. Bell made two appearances, pitched two scoreless innings, allowed two hits, and struck out five.

Ricardo Brizuela had another great start for the ACL White Sox. The 20 year old righty threw six innings, allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), while striking out 10. Over the last month of work, Brizuela has pitched 20 innings, allowed 11 hits, five runs (three earned), two walks, and struck out 23. He has a 1.35 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, and a .157 BAA over that span.

Adrian Gil & Javier Mogollon

Adrian Gil’s excellent first professional season continued to march on last week. The 17 year old infielder (not to be confused with the 19 year old pitcher Adrián Gil) had a 1.254 OPS and two doubles in four games. For the season, Gil has a .968 OPS across 33 games with the DSL White Sox.

17 year old infielder Javier Mogollon also had a strong week for the DSL White Sox, slashing .455/.500/.818 with a 1.318 OPS, two extra base hits (double, home run), five RBI, and went 3-for-3 on stolen bases across three games.

Marcelo Alcala & Luis Reyes

17 year old outfielder Marcelo Alcala led the charge for the DSL White Sox offense last week. In five games, Alcala hit .417/.588/.833 for a 1.421 OPS, scored eight runs, knocked three extra base hits (two doubles, home run), four RBI, and was successful on his only stolen base attempt.

Luis Reyes seems to be hitting his stride for the DSL White Sox pitching staff. The 17 year old righty was outstanding in both of his appearances last week, chucking seven scoreless frames, allowed four hits, two walks, struck out 12, and even recorded a save. Spanning his last four appearances, Reyes has thrown 11 scoreless innings, allowed six hits, three walks, and struck out 17.

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Can’t wait to see the updated rankings with trades and draft picks.


Love when people freak out cause Colson or another prospect goes 0fer. Like baseball is the only sport where you’re an all star failing 70% of the time. Relax and don’t take each days stars, look at the trends.


I was in Birmingham on Sunday. I thought Kelley also looked good. Eder, not so much