While Avisail Garcia is trying to put the final touches on an American League All-Star campaign in the big leagues, several members of the Chicago White Sox farm system enjoyed All-Star festivities of their own.But what else has stood out from the Sox system? For one, a series of roster
While Avisail Garcia is trying to put the final touches on an American League All-Star campaign in the big leagues, several members of the Chicago White Sox farm system enjoyed All-Star festivities of their own.
But what else has stood out from the Sox system? For one, a series of roster shufflings saw 25 prospects change affiliates with the second half of the Minor League season starting, and 31 of the 40 White Sox Draftees are now under contract and will soon be a part of the system.
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Here are the highlights from this week in White Sox Minor League baseball.
Alec Hansen, Class A Advanced Winston-Salem
Hansen's accomplishment's this week didn't come on the field, but instead saw him headlining a list of promotions within the Minor League system. Hansen, the club's No. 10 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, earned a promotion to Winston-Salem from Class A-- Kannapolis after going 7-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 13 starts. He was dominant at the end of his run, striking out 50 batters over his last five starts.
Zack Collins, Class A Advanced Winston-Salem
Collins has been solid both at and behind the dish for the Dash this season. While he is seen as a primarily hit-first prospect, the progression on the defensive end has been encouraging. The White Sox No. 7 prospect and 2016 first-round pick has now thrown out 32 baserunners attempting to steal this season, tops in the Carolina League.
Luis Robert, DSL White Sox
Robert, the club's No. 3 prospect, is still working to find his stride in professional baseball but knocked his second multi-hit game in a week on Thursday. Robert is expected to spend this season with the DSL squad re-acclimating himself after nearly a year off from organized baseball.
• Double-A Birmingham right-hander Michael Kopech, the team's No. 2 prospect and the No. 2 right-hander in all of baseball, had his start in the Southern League All-Star game rained out. He was slated to start for the Northern Division.
• White Sox No. 16 prospect Jameson Fisher made an instant impact upon his callup to Class A Advanced Winston-Salem from Class A Kannapolis, knocking a walk-off RBI single in his very first game with the Dash.
• Triple-A Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, the No. 1 prospect in baseball, has shown added patience at the plate and has actually drawn more walks (12) than strikeouts (11) in his last 10 games, including at least one walk in each of his last four games entering play Friday.
Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago