White Sox Minor Keys: June 23, 2022

Besides seeing dozens of new prospects in standard game situations, one of the benefits of the start of the Arizona Complex League season is the end of extended spring training, because as Evan Drellich of The Athletic notes, players are barely paid for their presences there.

Fortunately, the White Sox aren’t one of the five teams that Advocates for Minor Leaguers said didn’t pay players a salaries (A’s, Angels, Brewers, Marlins and Reds), but Drellich goes into detail about what it’s like living on meager allowances, and it feels especially exploitative when recently relocated Latin American 17-, 18- and 19-year-olds comprise a sizable portion of the personnel.

Worcester 4, Charlotte 3

  • Eloy Jiménez progressed in his rehab stint, going 2-for-4 with a strikeout as a DH.
  • Carlos Pérez went 3-for-4.
  • Yolbert Sánchez was 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.

Birmingham 3, Rocket City 2

  • José Rodríguez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout, but was caught stealing.
  • Trey Jeans in his Double-A debut: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Hudson Valley 6, Winston-Salem 1

  • Oscar Colás collected 60 percent of the Dash’s hits by going 3-for-4.
  • Bryan Ramos was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses, 0-for-4.
  • Harvin Mendoza had the other two hits over his four at-bats.
  • Cristian Mena’s High-A debut: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K.


*Colas’ night:

Myrtle Beach 8, Kannapolis 7 (10 innings)

  • Wes Kath wore the golden sombrero during an 0-for-5 night.
  • Colson Montgomery kept his on-base streak alive by going 1-for-5.
  • DJ Gladney homered twice while going 2-for-5, striking out once.
  • Wilfred Veras also went 2-for-5 with a strikeout, but he merely singled and doubled.
  • James Beard succeeded as a pinch runner, stealing a base and scoring a run.
  • Norge Vera: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
  • Hunter Dollander’s A-ball debut: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR


*Here’s a side view of Vera’s delivery.

ACL D-backs 8, ACL White Sox 5 (8 innings)

  • Luis Pineda went 2-for-3 with his third homer, striking out once.
  • Dario Borrero singled, walked and struck out twice.
  • Erick Bello: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 WP
  • Emerson Talavera: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

DSL BAL Orange 6, DSL White Sox 2 (7 innings)

  • Guillermo Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Ryan Burrowes was 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Loidel Chapelli Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.


*The teams combined for 12 wild pitches over seven innings.

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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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Colson Montgomery is joining Mena in High-A


does the streak still count for record keeping purposes? I mean if he keeps it going and sets a minor league record?


Yes, Crash Davis is still the all time home run leader for the minors I believe


I don’t think anyone cares about minor league streak records, but it’s still a streak whether he changes teams or not.

Here is the record, according to Google

The minor league on-base streak record is 71 games held by 2 Kevins. Kevin Youkilis and Kevin Millar. Both played for the Portland Sea Dogs at some point during their streak from baseball


Do you think Millar did it by putting the opposing pitchers to sleep with his between pitches routines that went on forever?


The more the Sox play this year, the more I care about minor league records