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More help on the way from the White Sox farm

@JimCallisMLB
November 14, 2019

The White Sox fully embraced the rebuilding process during the 2016 Winter Meetings, trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton on consecutive days in exchange for seven prospects from the Red Sox and Nationals. Both Sale and Eaton went on to win World Series championships with their new clubs, while Chicago

White Sox Arizona Fall League updates

October 25, 2019

Seven White Sox prospects are playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Outfielder Blake Rutherford (No. 9), outfielder Micker Adolfo (No. 11), first baseman Gavin Sheets (No. 13), right-hander Tyler Johnson (No. 19), left-hander Bernardo Flores (No. 28), right-hander Vince Arobio and left-hander Bennett Sousa.

Outfielder Adolfo feeling healthy and having fun

White Sox prospect on comeback trail after surgeries
@scottmerkin
October 22, 2019

CHICAGO -- Micker Adolfo tries not to play the "what if" game. The last five seasons for the No. 11 White Sox prospect per MLB Pipeline have been hampered at some level by injury, but the 6-foot-4, 255-pound power-packed outfielder believes a master plan eventually plays out for the best

Inbox: Which prospects could make an impact?

Beat reporter Scott Merkin answers White Sox fans' questions
@scottmerkin
September 23, 2019

Here’s the final White Sox Inbox of the 2019 regular season. But keep submitting those questions throughout what should be a busy offseason. Will the future be seriously better in 2020 or will they need another year of development?? -- Rickey, @pfrickey White Sox general manager Rick Hahn tempered contention

Pipeline names White Sox Prospects of the Year

@scottmerkin
September 19, 2019

CHICAGO -- Outfielder Luis Robert went into the 2019 season considered one of the most talented Minor Leaguers in baseball, let alone within the White Sox system. Right-handed pitcher Jonathan Stiever fell more into the category of projectable talent after posting a 4.18 ERA over 13 starts for Rookie-level Great

White Sox pleased with player growth in 2019

No. 3 prospect Vaughn visits Chicago; Renteria back from surgery
@scottmerkin
September 10, 2019

CHICAGO -- There’s no question the White Sox have made decided strides from their 100-loss campaign in 2018. At the very least, the final record in 2019 will support that growth. But that development isn’t quite what manager Rick Renteria envisioned for his team before this season began. “We were

White Sox poised to enter next phase of rebuild

@scottmerkin
September 9, 2019

CHICAGO -- Late Saturday evening, the White Sox officially were eliminated from 2019 postseason contention. On Sunday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field, they surpassed their '18 win total of 62 with 19 games remaining in the season. Both outcomes were expected, certainly within the current campaign but also before the

Kopech's goal: to compete for job in spring

White Sox prospect working on mechanics in rehab from Tommy John
@scottmerkin
September 8, 2019

CHICAGO -- The phrase “normal guy” rarely is used in describing the electric mound ability possessed by Michael Kopech, the No. 17 prospect overall per MLB Pipeline. Not when you can hit 100 mph with your fastball, as an example. But hearing those words in conjunction with the White Sox

Robert named MLB Pipeline Hitter of the Year

@JonathanMayo
September 5, 2019

Clearly, the Chicago White Sox thought Luis Robert was going to be good when they signed him in May 2017. An organization doesn’t spend $26 million on an international free agent (not to mention the matching tax penalty) on a player and not have high expectations. It looked like he

Mendick debuts: 'I couldn't even feel my legs'

Infield prospect pinch-runs in 9th inning on day of callup
@scottmerkin
September 4, 2019

CLEVELAND -- There will be more involved and significant baseball moments for Danny Mendick with the White Sox during the final month of the 2019 season. But on the same day when he received a September callup, the utility/outfielder made his big league debut as a pinch-runner for Zack Collins,

Talented Robert won't be called up in Sept. 

22-year-old outfielder slashed .328/.376/.624 with 32 home runs in the Minors this season
@scottmerkin
September 3, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Before Rick Hahn was asked a question Tuesday concerning Luis Robert not being part of the White Sox September callups, the White Sox general manager presented a preemptive explanation regarding the No. 5 prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline. Robert, 22, clearly surpassed the organization’s individual development goal

Dunning's goal? Complete 'trifecta' for ChiSox

No. 5 prospect talks Tommy John recovery, joining Giolito, Lopez
@scottmerkin
August 26, 2019

CHICAGO -- Dane Dunning never really knew Lucas Giolito or Reynaldo López when the three were briefly part of the Nationals’ organization. So when they were traded together to the White Sox for outfielder Adam Eaton on Dec. 7, 2016, Dunning looked up his counterparts on YouTube and watched them

Giolito on 'best I’ve ever felt pitching'

Robert joins 30-30 club at Triple-A Charlotte
@scottmerkin
August 25, 2019

CHICAGO -- What a difference one year truly makes where White Sox starter Lucas Giolito is concerned. In 2018, Giolito’s first full year as part of the rotation, he topped the American League in walks and had the worst ERA of any starter who qualified for consideration. In 2019, Giolito

Will Robert be September callup for White Sox?

Hahn bases promotions on what's best for player, organization
@scottmerkin
August 22, 2019

CHICAGO -- White Sox general manager Rick Hahn recently saw Luis Robert, ranked as the No. 5 prospect overall in baseball by MLB Pipeline, just miss winning a steak by hitting a home run off the bull in left field for Triple-A Charlotte in Durham, N.C. “I think the ball

Homer-prone Cease takes solace in 'the process'

@SarahWexler32
August 18, 2019

ANAHEIM -- As Dylan Cease’s journey as a Major League starter continues to unfold, some bumps in the road are inevitable. Unfortunately, his first eight starts have consisted of more rockiness than smooth traveling. The rookie right-hander was tagged for five runs in five-plus innings at Angel Stadium on Sunday,

Feeling fresh, Cease shrugs off innings limit

@scottmerkin
August 5, 2019

DETROIT -- If all goes well for Dylan Cease during Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader vs. the Tigers, the White Sox rookie will surpass 100 innings for the season. He enters big league start No. 6 with 96 1/3 innings between stops at Triple-A Charlotte and the White Sox, moving

Fulmer (hamstring) lands on IL; Covey recalled

@paul_casella
August 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The White Sox placed right-hander Carson Fulmer on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring prior to Saturday's game against the Phillies. The club recalled right-hander Dylan Covey from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Fulmer injured his hamstring while attempting to beat out a hard-hit

Cease's start marred by 5-run frame in loss

@scottmerkin
July 27, 2019

CHICAGO -- If not for the second inning, White Sox rookie Dylan Cease would have had a solid start against the Twins on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. But that five-run frame counts as much as his perfect third and fourth innings, which led Chicago to a 6-2 loss

Cease makes adjustment to delivery

@scottmerkin
July 26, 2019

CHICAGO -- Dylan Cease has thrown 16 innings through three big league starts heading into start No. 4, on Friday night against the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field (MLB.TV, 7:10 p.m. CT). He would like to subtract one bad inning from each of those starts to help lower his 6.19

Cease shows his poise after early deficit

Touted prospect guts out five innings after allowing slam in second
@Sportsgal25
July 21, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- There was a lot riding on Dylan Cease on Sunday. He was aiming to help the White Sox to a series sweep of the Rays, hoping to pitch well enough to continue to stick around and, at the very least, hold his own against the defending American

Robert: 'I'll be ready' when White Sox make call

MLB Pipeline's No. 5 prospect flashing power bat at Triple-A level
@baseballexis
July 19, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- No matter the move, the level, or the competition he matches up against, Luis Robert has continued to put up video game numbers this season. In just his seventh game with Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, the 21-year-old Cuban outfielder, ranked as the White Sox No. 1 prospect

How will White Sox handle young prospects?

Beat writer Scott Merkin answers fans' questions
@scottmerkin
July 12, 2019

CHICAGO – Welcome to the White Sox second half. Wondering your opinion on how the White Sox will deal with Andrew Vaughn. If he keeps hitting like he is, I wonder if they could possibly bump him up to Double-A this year. ­-- @BjPemberton It’s not a big stretch to

Robert headed to Triple-A after Futures Game

No. 5 overall prospect has thrived at Class A Advanced, Double-A
@scottmerkin
July 6, 2019

CHICAGO – Luis Robert will be promoted to Triple-A Charlotte after he competes in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, as announced by White Sox general manager Rick Hahn prior to Saturday’s contest against the Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field. • SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game: Sunday, 6 p.m. CT

Cease settles in to find groove, win in debut

No. 18 overall prospect strikes out six over five frames for White Sox
@scottmerkin
July 3, 2019

CHICAGO – One pitch, one out. That’s the way Dylan Cease, the No. 18 overall prospect, per MLB Pipeline, began his first Major League start and what would become his first big league win in the White Sox 7-5 victory over the Tigers during the first game of a split

Vaughn flourishing, could be promoted soon

Director of player development Getz impressed with White Sox top Draft pick
@scottmerkin
July 3, 2019

CHICAGO -- Those fans in Arizona who want to get a look at Andrew Vaughn, the White Sox top pick and third selection overall in the 2019 Draft, might have only have a couple days to do so. “We do plan on moving him in a couple of days,” said