Tending to the Farm: Loidel Chapelli torments the DSL

This series will recap the performances of each White Sox minor league affiliate throughout the previous week. Here is the 11th installment of the 2022 season.

Charlotte Knights (25-41)

Weekly Record: 2-4

The Jumbo Shrimp of Jacksonville made the trip to Charlotte this week, and the tough times continued for the Knights. The Knights dropped four of six as their tough season continues. Charlotte is in last place and 12.5 games back in the International League East Division.

Charlotte’s offense once again produced another week of solid, yet unspectacular production. The Knights hit Shrimp pitching to a .275/.329/.456 slash line and a .785OPS. They also scored 32 runs, had 56 hits in 204 at-bats, eight doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 15 walks to 44 strikeouts, and went 1-for-4 on stolen bases. Complete season totals for the Knights offense can be found here.

When thinking of the words to describe how the week went for Charlotte pitching, a popular gif popped into my head that accurately illustrates what happened, and that gif is, “Not great, Bob”. The Knights concluded the week with a team ERA of 6.22, a 1.80 WHIP, .295 Batting Average Against, 38 earned runs to 44 runs allowed, 66 hits to 55 innings pitched, 33 walks to 60 strikeouts, hitting three batters and allowing seven home runs. Complete season totals for the Knights pitching staff can be found here.

🔥 Hot Player of the Week 🔥

Gavin Sheets: Gavin Sheets made his presence felt immediately in the Knights lineup. The 26-year-old slashed .417/.462/.833 for a 1.295 OPS, scoring six runs, knocking in seven RBI, four doubles, two home runs, and had 10 hits in 24 at-bats.

Honorable Mentions: Laz Rivera, Zach Remillard, Rafael Dolis, and Kade McClure

Birmingham Barons (27-36)

Weekly Record: 5-1

The Barons hit the road and roamed to Mississippi to take on the Braves. The Birmingham boys liked their time in Mississippi, winning five of six en route to a series victory. The Barons are in last place and are 12 games back in the Southern League North Division.

The Birmingham lineup put together another week of solid production. Birmingham slashed .274/.353/.425 for a .778 OPS. They also scored 37 runs, had 62 hits in 226 at-bats, 15 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 27 walks to 63 strikeouts, and went 14-for-18 on stolen bases. Complete season totals for the Barons offense can be found here.

The Barons pitching staff was simply outstanding against the Braves. Birmingham wrapped the series with a 2.72 team ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, .225 Batting Average Against, 17 earned runs to 20 runs allowed, 46 hits to 56.1 innings pitched, 28 walks to 48 strikeouts, hitting two batters while allowing two home runs. Complete season totals for the Barons pitching staff can be found here.

🔥 Hot Player of the Week 🔥

Garrett Davila: Garrett Davila had himself a couple of strong outings against the Braves last week. The 25 year-old threw six innings of one hit ball, walking and hitting one batter, allowed no runs, struck out six, and had a .056 Batting Average Against with a 0.33 WHIP.

Honorable Mentions: Raudy Read, Tyler Neslony, Craig Dedelow, Edgar Navarro, and Felix Paulino

Winston-Salem Dash (32-31)

Weekly Record: 2-4

The Dash were on the road last week taking on the division leading Bowling Green Hot Rods. Winston-Salem couldn’t overcome a tough Hot Rod team, dropping the four of six games and the series. The Dash are in fourth place and are six and a half games back in the South Atlantic League South Division.

The Dash had a real tough time against Bowling Green pitchers last week. Winston-Salem was dominated to the tune of a .217/.255/.303 slash line and a .558 OPS. The Dash scored 21 runs, had 43 hits in 198 at bats, five doubles, no triples, four home runs, seven walks to 39 strikeouts, and went 6-for-7 on stolen bases. Complete season totals for the Dash offense can be found here.

Similarly to the Dash offense, the pitching staff for the Dash had a tough go against the Bowling Green lineup. Winston-Salem concluded the series with team ERA of 5.04, a 1.36 WHIP, and a .251 Batting Average Against. The Dash allowed 32 runs (28 earned) on 49 hits over 50 innings, 19 walks to 43 strikeouts, hitting one batter and allowing eight home runs. Complete season totals for the Dash pitching staff can be found here.

🔥 Hot Player of the Week 🔥

Garrett Schoenle: Garrett Schoenle had a very solid start for the Dash last week. The 23 year-old threw five innings allowing two hits, one hit batter, no runs, struck out four, and had a .118 Batting Average Against and a 0.40 WHIP.

Honorable Mentions: N/A

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (26-37)

Weekly Record: 3-3

Last week the Cannon Ballers were in Fayetteville squaring up against the Woodpeckers. Kannapolis started off hot, winning the first three games of the series, but unfortunately dropped the next three, resulting in a series split . Kannapolis occupies fifth place and are 18 games back in the Carolina League South Division.

The Ballers offense continues to be stuck in a rut. Kannapolis continues to endure hard times at the plate, with last week ending with a .222/.343/.306 slash line and a .649 OPS. The Ballers scored 19 runs, had 40 hits in 180 at-bats, nine doubles, no triples, two home runs, 31 walks to 59 strikeouts, and went 7-for-10 on stolen bases. Complete season totals for the Cannon Ballers offense can be found here.

Kannapolis’ pitching staff have now had back-to-back strong weeks. The Cannon Ballers ended the series with the Woodpeckers with a team ERA of 3.26, a 1.13 WHIP, and a .220 Batting Average Against. They allowed 19 runs (17 earned) on 40 hits over 47 innings, issuing 13 walks against 48 strikeouts, while hitting three batters and allowing two home runs. Complete season totals for the Cannon Ballers pitching staff can be found here.

🔥 Hot Player of the Week 🔥

Cristian Mena: While it wasn’t the Cristian Mena stat line we’ve grown accustomed to seeing this season, the 19 year-old was outstanding once again for the Ballers. In two appearances, Mena threw seven innings, allowing four hits, no runs, one walk and hit batter, struck out four, had a .167 Batting Average Against and 0.71 WHIP.

Honorable Mentions: Colson Montgomery, Misael Gonzalez, and Haylen Green

ACL White Sox (6-4)

Weekly Record: 2-3

As the second week of the ACL season came to a close, the ACL White Sox scuffled, dropping three of five games. The ACL White Sox are tied for fifth place and two and a half games back. Full standings of the ACL can be found here.

The ACL White Sox offense improved from the opening week of the season. The club slashed .282/.351/.442 for a .793 OPS. The ACL White Sox also scored 31 runs, had 51 hits in 181 at bats, 12 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 19 walks to 65 strikeouts, and went 8-for-8 on stolen bases. Complete batting stats for the ACL White Sox can be found here.

The ACL White Sox pitching staff struggled mightily in the second week of the season. The staff wrapped up the week with a team ERA of 6.95, 1.57 WHIP, and a .282 Batting Average Against. In addition, the staff was charged with 34 earned runs to 35 runs allowed, 50 hits in 44 innings pitched, 19 walks to 57 strikeouts, hit five batters, and allowed seven home runs. Complete pitching stats for the ACL White Sox can be found here.

🔥 Hot Player of the Week 🔥

Layant Tapia: Layant Tapia had a very strong week for the ACL White Sox. In four games, the 20-year-old slashed .421/.400/.737 for a 1.137 OPS with four runs scored, three doubles, one home run, six RBI, and went 1-for-1 on stolen bases.

Honorable Mentions: Javier Mora, Ben Norman, Hunter Dollander, and Nick Gallagher

DSL White Sox (7-4)

Weekly Record: 1-4

After a fantastic debut week that saw the DSL White Sox go undefeated, they really struggled in week two, dropping four of five possible games. The DSL White Sox are tied for fifth place in the Dominican Summer League.

Once again, the DSL White Sox had a strong week at the plate. The DSL Sox worked a .301/.431/.398 slash line, an .829 OPS, 36 runs scored, 53 hits in 176 at bats, 12 doubles, one triple, one home run, 34 walks to 50 strikeouts, and went 3-for-4 on stolen bases. Complete batting stats for the DSL White Sox can be found here.

The DSL White Sox pitching staff had a rougher go in the second week of the season, but still put up (generally) respectable numbers. The staff concluded the week with a team ERA of 4.17, a 1.66 WHIP, .285 Batting Average Against, 19 earned runs to 37 runs allowed, 49 hits to 41 innings pitched, 19 walks to 41 strikeouts, hit two batters, and allowed no home runs. Complete pitching stats for the DSL White Sox can be found here.

🔥 Hot Player of the Week 🔥

Loidel Chapelli: Loidel Chapelli is feasting on DSL pitching in the early stages of his White Sox tenure. Playing in five games, the 20 year-old hit .500/.600/.750 for a 1.350 OPS, scored seven runs, hit three doubles, one triple, had three RBI, and had 10 hits across 20 at bats.

Honorable Mentions: Leandro Alsinois, Erick Hernandez, Juan Jimenez, Daniel Gonzalez, and Oriel Castro

Photo credit: Francys Romero/@francysromeroFR

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As Cirensica

It appears the DSL is just not enough competition for Loidel. Small sample aside, those are ridiculous numbers.

As Cirensica

By the way, “CI” which is referred to in the tweet could mean RBI’s in Spanish (Carreras Impulsadas)

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