White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 31, 2023

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Jacksonville 2, Charlotte 1

  • Seby Zavala went 2-for-4; Adam Hackenberg replaced him at the end.
  • Carlos Pérez singled and struck out thrice.
  • Nick Nastrini nailed his Triple-A debut: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 59 of 90 pitches for strikes.
  • Jordan Leasure: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.


*Nastrini’s pitch data shows him doing the most damage with his changeup, getting six whiffs on 13 swings. The highlights back that up.

Montgomery 12, Birmingham 1

  • Alsander Womack went 1-for-4 and was caught stealing.
  • Colson Montgomery was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Bryan Ramos, 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Wilfred Veras went 0-for-3 with a walk and a K.
  • Tim Elko went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Luis Mieses was 1-for-4.
  • So was Yoelqui Céspedes, who doubled and struck out once.
  • Ky Bush: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 WP, 52 of 84 pitches for strikes.
  • Jared Kelley: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Winston-Salem 5, Rome 0

  • Loidel Chapelli went 0-for-3 with a walk, strikeout and stolen ba
  • Jacob Burke was 1-for-2 with a walk.
  • Brooks Baldwin homered, singled, walked and struck out.
  • DJ Gladney was 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
  • Wes Kath went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.

Fayetteville 3, Kannapolis 2 (Game 1, 8 innings)

  • Rikuu Nishida went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Eddie Park returned to the lineup, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jacob Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Calvin Harris, 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jordan Sprinkle went 0-for-2 with two walks.
  • Alden Batista: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Kannapolis 2, Fayetteville 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Rikuu Nishida went 2-for-3 with a stolen base.
  • Jordan Sprinkle was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Jacob Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with a strikeout, and he was caught stealing.
  • Shane Murphy: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
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Some good pitching up and down the system. It’s a credit to Chris Getz.


Nastrini and Leisure being good in AAA on the same night Lynn gets bombed is a small small small little feeling of joy in whats been a horrific season, month, week, etc


I’m pretty sure Nastrini and Leasure will be on the major league roster next year. And we fired the guy who made that trade?


Bring back Hahn!


Article in Fangraphs today pouring a bit of cold water on Montgomery.


That he does not belong at SS long term seems a common view outside the organization


Does he move to 2nd or 3rd though (or OF I guess)? slow feet and a below avg arm isn’t an ideal fit for either and he’ll need to show more power to man 3B comfortably. I’m not looking to trade him but if he won’t stick at SS then he’s not untouchable.


Other prospect evaluators think he sticks at SS for a while. 3B is where they think he shits, if needed. But OF could work too.


If he ends up shitting at 3b that would just be SO white sox