White Sox Minor Keys: June 16, 2019

While Charlotte will play on for another few weeks, the other three White Sox full-season affiliates closed out their first halves on Sunday, and only one of them can call it a success.

Birmingham: Finished 27-42, the worst record in the Southern League.

Winston-Salem: Finished second in the Carolina League Southern Division at 38-26, including 20 wins in their last 26 games.

Kannapolis: Finished 28-40, the second-worst record in the South Atlantic League.

While they’re off, the Arizona Rookie League will start its season Monday night. I’ll have an AZL White Sox season preview at some point after the roster is released.

Rochester 11, Charlotte 5 (Game 1, 9 innings)

  • Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Daniel Palka, 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Zack Collins was 0-for-2 with a sac fly, walk and strikeout.
  • Seby Zavala was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Danny Mendick went 1-for-4 with a K.

Rochester 3, Charlotte 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Danny Mendick doubled, singled, struck out twice and stole a base.
  • Daniel Palka was 0-for-3 with a K.
  • Zack Collins went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before departing for Chicago.
  • Joel Booker was 0-for-2.
  • Carson Fulmer: 0.1, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K


*Zack Collins will be the subject of discussion on the upcoming Sox Machine Podcast, as well as Monday morning’s post.

Jacksonville 1, Birmingham 0

  • Luis Basabe went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Nick Madrigal, 1-for-4.
  • Luis Gonzalez was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Gavin Sheets, 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Blake Rutherford went 2-for-4 with a double and a K.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes, 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Winston-Salem 6, Carolina 2

  • Steele Walker went 1-for-4 with a homer and an HBP.
  • Carlos Perez, 0-for-2 with a walk, strikeout and sac fly.

Greensboro 5, Kannapolis 2

  • Lenyn Sosa went 0-for-4.
  • Bryce Bush went 1-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Corey Zangari, 1-for4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Amado Nunez was 2-for-4 with a triple.
  • Luis Curbelo went 0-for-4 and struck out twice.

Missoula 9, Great Falls 0

  • Cabera Weaver singled, walked and struck out twice.
  • Kelvin Maldonda went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses, 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Harvin Mendoza was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Lency Delgado and Kleyder Sanchez both were 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Brayan Herrera: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
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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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My prediction: Collins will slash 250/350/450ish, catch twice a week, DH twice a week, give Abreu an occasional break at 1B, while offering Renteria the positional flexibility of a third catcher and people will still complain that he sucks.


I’ll predict .200/.300/.425


What’s up with Robert? Batting poorly for the last few games and out yesterday. All good?

Brett R. Bobysud



Hopefully just giving him an extended break since hes been struggling. This is the most hes played in 4 years

lil jimmy

Jason Morgan got the start for Great Falls. 3 innings/ 3 hits / 3 strike outs. No runs.
Keeping an eye on this kid.

Brett R. Bobysud

Should they even put Collins in the lineup against the Cubs?

Hamels & Lester are the probables and Collins’s stats against lefties this year ain’t great.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Especially with no DH, I doubt we’ll see him unless it’s as a PH.