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Knights' Colas mashes first two Triple-A dingers

Second-ranked White Sox prospect drives in three runs in slugfest
@RobTnova24
September 24, 2022

Oscar Colas just put the Minors' highest level on notice. The second-ranked White Sox prospect, who quickly earned a reputation throughout his rookie campaign for displaying brute raw power, hammered a pair of jaw-droppers for his first two long balls at the Triple-A level -- as part of a three-hit

Dash's Osik hits for cycle in front of family

White Sox prospect's first four-hit game comes in milestone
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 3, 2022

Although he grew up 78 miles away, Tyler Osik had never been to Coney Island before Tuesday. But after combining for seven knocks in his first two games -- including hitting for the cycle in the second contest -- at High-A Brooklyn’s famed home -- the White Sox prospect was

Getting the call: Barons' Curt Bloom

Birmingham broadcaster to make White Sox debut in 31st season
@Gerard_Gilberto
July 22, 2022

In the Minors, it’s not just the players and coaches who are grinding toward a big league opportunity. This series tells the story of Minor League broadcasters getting their own Major League experience this season. First up, Double-A Birmingham broadcaster Curt Bloom. Advice that originated from Bear Bryant is usually

Prospect Q&A: White Sox outfielder Rutherford

2016 first-rounder talks about his continuing offensive education
@Gerard_Gilberto
July 8, 2022

There was a time when Blake Rutherford was one of the most interesting prospects in baseball. Rutherford, 25, was selected by the Yankees with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 Draft out of Chaminade Prep High School in West Hills, California. He was dealt to the White Sox

Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to 'Shrimp 9-3

OF Micker Adolfo Launched His Sixth Homer of the Season
June 14, 2022

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Right fielder Micker Adolfo launched his sixth home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of a six-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp by a score of 9-3 on Tuesday night at Truist Field.

Big 8th inning dooms Dash in loss to Hickory

April 10, 2022

The Hickory Crawdads came from behind in the second game of the season to beat the Winston-Salem Dash 8-4. Hickory opened up the scoring in the top of the first inning, against Dash starter Matt Thompson. Christian Inoa fell behind 0-2 against Thompson but singled softly into left field, plating

Scouting report: White Sox infielder Montgomery

Athletic shortstop can help restore Chicago system’s prominence
@Gerard_Gilberto
March 1, 2022

MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked White Sox prospect Colson Montgomery. The White Sox farm system fell from prominence for all the right reasons, and now it

Fisher, Sanchez highlight White Sox rookies

Strong bats with versatile gloves get first tastes of The Show
@Kelsie_Heneghan
November 15, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Things are heating up on the South Side. For the first time in

Destino leaves yard three times for Dash

White Sox prospect drives in four runs for second straight game
@tylermaun
July 30, 2021

Alex Destino had seven home runs through the season’s first two months. After a monster night on Thursday, he’s got more than that in July alone. The White Sox outfield prospect posted the first three-homer game of his career as part of a 4-for-5 night with four RBIs as High-A

The Show Before the Show: Episode 306

Kannapolis GM Millward discusses opening new ballpark at last
April 29, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Road to The Show™: Michael Kopech

Fireballer ready to complete comeback in South Side bullpen
March 1, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Among the highly ranked and

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

Roundup: White Sox invite Vaughn to camp

Cardinals, Angels also bringing Top-100 talents to Spring Training
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 11, 2021

The White Sox addressed their rotation, bullpen and outfield situation by adding Lance Lynn, Liam Hendriks and Adam Eaton this offseason. Their biggest opening might be at the designated hitter spot. They'll get a closer look at one talented internal option very soon. No. 14 overall prospect Andrew Vaughn is

2021 Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

White Sox prepared to pounce again with a little prospect help
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 27, 2021

This is the third in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for

Drive-thru and Dash: Santa visits Winston-Salem

Claus and crew create socially distanced memories at the ballpark
@BensBiz
December 17, 2020

Across the country and around the world, Santa Claus has been recognized as an essential worker. The Winston-Salem Dash are assisting him with his essential work. On Saturday the Dash will host their final installment of "Drive-Thru Santa," a holiday endeavor devised for these pandemic-affected times. Though the name may

Righty Dunning heading to Rangers

Chicago gives up No. 98 overall prospect, Weems to get Lynn
@RobTnova24
December 8, 2020

Dane Dunning is on the move again. MLB.com's No. 98 overall prospect and left-hander Avery Weems were traded to the Rangers for right-hander Lance Lynn. Reports came in late Monday night with both clubs confirming Tuesday afternoon.

State of the System: Chicago White Sox

South Siders optimistic about youth beyond Vaughn, Crochet
@jtbloss
December 7, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. While much of the offseason conversation around

White Sox provide updates on Madrigal, Crochet

Second baseman underwent shoulder surgery; lefty's UCL healthy
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 12, 2020

There were two big injury updates on Chicago's South Side on Monday -- one expected and one that should be a relief to White Sox fans. No. 36 overall prospect Nick Madrigal underwent planned shoulder surgery that will keep him out for five to six months while No. 89 Garrett

Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

White Sox rookie hurler Crochet exits early

2020 first-round pick suffers left forearm tightness in second
@Kelsie_Heneghan
October 1, 2020

Following the 2020 Draft, White Sox left-hander Garrett Crochet quickly burst onto the scene with an even speedier fastball. But his rookie season has hit a speed bump. Baseball’s No. 89 overall prospect exited early in the second inning of the decisive Wild Card Series 6-4 loss to the A’s

The Show Before the Show: Episode 276

White Sox exec Getz discusses prospect contributions, alt site
September 18, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

White Sox call up 2020 first-rounder Crochet

No. 11 overall pick becomes first member of class to reach MLB
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 18, 2020

It didn't take long for the 2020 Draft to make an impact on Major League Baseball. The White Sox are calling 2020 No. 11 overall pick Garrett Crochet up to the Majors, general manager Rick Hahn announced Friday. Crochet will be the first player from the 2020 Draft class to

Flores flourishes by studying history of the game

No. 19 White Sox prospect enjoys lessons leading him to his goals
September 2, 2020

Even as a young child growing up, Bernardo Flores was a student of baseball. At age 7, he started watching Ken Burns' iconic Baseball documentary series and fell in love with the game. There were things in the past that he could point to or aspire to, like his pitching

White Sox activate Madrigal from IL

No. 4 prospect out since Aug. 4 with separated shoulder
August 28, 2020

Battling for the top spot in the American League Central, the White Sox activated rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal from the Injured List on Friday. MLB Pipeline's No. 44 overall prospect missed 21 games with a separated left shoulder suffered while sliding into third base in a 3-2 victory over

Knights help Charlotte youth lead the way

Nonprofit selected as one of five CommUNITY grant recipients
August 27, 2020

For Charlotte's Megan Smithers, nominating an organization for Minor League Baseball's CommUNITY grant program was a no-brainer, given the team's relationship with and appreciation for the Young Black Leadership Alliance.