White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 7, 2022

While Lenyn Sosa is hanging out on the MLB roster while Tim Anderson serves a two-game suspension, Jeff Cohen asked Chris Johnson about the strides Sosa had made in hitting Triple-A pitching with a little more authority.

Gwinnett 8, Charlotte 1 (5½ innings, rain)

  • Yolbert Sánchez went 1-for-2.
  • Jake Burger was 0-for-1 with a walk.
  • Carlos Pérez, Adam Haseley an Tyler Neslony, all 0-for-2.
  • Vince Velasquez: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Chattanooga 7, Birmingham 1

  • José Rodríguez went 1-for-4, and was caught stealing.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes was 1-for-4.

Winston-Salem 5, Brooklyn 2

  • Bryan Ramos doubled, singled, walked and struck out.

Carolina 9, Kannapolis 6

  • Wes Kath went 2-for-5 with his 10th homer and two strikeouts.
  • DJ Gladney was 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Wilfred Veras, 2-for-5 with two doubles and two strikeouts.
  • Jared Kelley: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 49 of 80 pitches for strikes.

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Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Two steps forward and one step back beats no steps forward ever. I, for one, celebrate Kelly’s bad start.

Greg Nix

Longest start of his career by # of pitches. Only the 4th time he’s gone 4 2/3 innings. That counts as a good start, I think.


I’ll take it!


Sounds like Sosa was really getting back into a routine that had been disrupted by his promotion. I feel some apprehension about how a few days sitting on the bench with the big league club will affect him, but so it goes. He and Davis Martin are the guys getting yanked around a bit this year and hopefully it doesn’t derail the positive progress they have both made.


I don’t think going back and forth is a bad thing, unless the players just sit on the bench when they get called up like they seem to enjoy doing with Sosa.

Augusto Barojas

It’s so stupid. I know they called Sosa up to be a backup, but you hinder one of their only important prospect’s momentum/development, with a dipshit manager who will go out of his way to play Garcia and never give Sosa the time of day. Sosa probably won’t get an AB. I hate this organization.


Man that is a frustrating outing by Kelly, just when you think maybe a little corner is being turned you get a clunker. I know the HS pitching developmental process is tough but man these guys arent giving me a lot of hope.

Cespedas last 40 or so games have been pretty exciting, him and Colas may actually provide prospect depth at AAA next year. Instead of the sox charlotte squad being filled with barely 4A types who are a few years old for any type of prospect status.


One note of optimism on Kelley: 5 K in 4.2 IP on a night when you clearly don’t have the best stuff works. For these A-ball pitchers, I’m typically just looking at Ks and BBs—and the amount of strikes they throw that Jim helpfully includes.


yea getting these guys to 5 innings seems to be like pushing a huge rock up a steep hill, so 4.2 is a bit of a positive


Cespedes and Colas sound like a good platoon for the 2024 3rd and 4th outfielders. Eaton will be FA that year, so 2023 can be another RF punt on 3rd down




I’m sure he meant Engel.


Anyone see where the Sox landed on Kiley McDaniels new post-draft farm system ranking?


The fact that the Sox minor league system is still the worst is baseball is I think the biggest failure of the organization. Hahn must know that his avenues to acquire major league talent are very limited (no long term contracts…and now only guys TLR likes). Given that, he should have poured resources into amateur scouting, drafting, and development. Ultimately, having a minor league system like Cleveland’s was their only path to sustained contention.