No. 2 prospect Colas notches 4 hits at High-A

June 26th, 2022

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Oscar Colas notches first career four-hit game (June 25)
It's been a good weekend atop the White Sox Top 30 Prospects list.

A day after top prospect Colson Montgomery starred in his High-A debut, the White Sox No. 2 prospect dazzled for Winston-Salem as the Dash beat Hudson Valley, 6-3 on Saturday night. Leading the way was center fielder Oscar Colas, whose 4-for-5 showing included a double and an RBI single in the fifth.

It marked the first career four-hit game for Colas, a Cuban defector the White Sox signed for $2.7 million in January. The 23-year-old is hitting .307 with seven homers, 35 RBIs and an .855 OPS in his first 49 games stateside. -- Joe Trezza

Colson Montgomery homers in High-A debut (June 24)
Colson Montgomery
proved the callup was the right choice.

The White Sox No. 1 prospect was slashing .324/.424/.476 in Single-A, prompting his call up to High-A. Montgomery made a good impression in his debut, going 2-for-4 with one homer in High-A Winston-Salem’s 2-1 win over Hudson Valley.

The 20-year-old displayed his power, crushing a long ball to right field in his second at-bat. He added to his grand debut two innings later, hitting a single to right field.

The 2021 first-round pick brought his HR tally to five this season, showing improvement in power after not getting a homer in his first season in the Minor Leagues..-- Edwin Perez

Montgomery has 3 hits, 2 RBIs (June 1)
 has picked up right where he left off in May.

The White Sox No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline had a three-hit, two-RBI game for Single-A Kannapolis against Augusta (Braves affiliate).

Montgomery had a double and a pair of singles, along with a sacrifice fly, to continue his tear through the Carolina League and improve his batting average to an even .300. The 20-year-old shortstop has three home runs and 21 RBIs, third on the team. He was sporting an .850 OPS entering Wednesday. -- Julia Kreuz

Céspedes homers, tallies three extra-base hits (June 1)
Yoelqui Céspedes went the extra mile, collecting a homer and two doubles as Double-A Birmingham rolled past Tennessee, 14-5, at Smokies Stadium. The fourth-ranked White Sox prospect scored three runs and drove in two. It was the second time Céspedes notched three extra-base hits in a game and the first since a three-double performance last June 29 with High-A Winston Salem.

The offensive outburst was a positive sign for Céspedes, who amassed just four extra-base hits and six RBIs in 16 games during May. The 24-year-old is batting .268 with a .778 OPS, eight homers and 19 RBIs in 36 games. -- Michael Avallone

Ramos belts pair of homers for Winston-Salem (May 31)
After going a month without leaving the yard, Bryan Ramos has found the power. The No. 8 White Sox prospect clubbed a pair of long solo homers in High-A Winston-Salem's 12-11 win in 10 innings over visiting Greenville. Ramos has gone deep three times in his last three games after not clearing the fences since April 29.

It was the first multihomer game of the season for the 20-year-old and the fourth of his career, putting a solid finishing touch to what was a tough month. After batting .403 with a 1.102 OPS in April, Ramos ended May with a .180/.280/.371 slash line in 89 at-bats.

Despite his recent struggles, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound third baseman is batting .280/.343/.472 with 17 extra-base hits, seven homers and 26 RBIs in 41 games. -- Michael Avallone

Sosa, Céspedes combine for seven hits with Barons (May 20)
Few batters across the Minors this season have been off to as torrid of a start as infielder Lenyn Sosa, who with four hits against Rocket City, raised his batting average to .374, tops in the Southern League. 

Similarly, only a handful of hitters boast the perpetual hard-hit potential of Yoelqui Céspedes, who clobbered his sixth homer of the year. Together, the duo’s pair of solo home runs served as Double-A Birmingham's only run production in an 8-2 defeat.

Sosa’s first two base hits went to the opposite field, before he muscled up to left-center for his ninth roundtripper of the year. Chicago's No. 21 prospect is slashing .425/.475/.795 during May with a whopping 58 total bases in 17 games.

Céspedes got his gears whirring in the fourth with a line drive knock to right, before promptly stealing second base, his fourth swiped bag of the year. The No. 4 White Sox prospect notched an infield single in the sixth before blasting off in the eighth with a gargantuan blast that ricocheted off the Regions Field scoreboard far beyond the left-field fence. -- Jesse Borek

Rodriguez has big night at Birmingham (May 19)
It's been a slow start at Double-A for White Sox No. 3 prospect Jose Rodriguez, but he enjoyed one of his best all-around nights of the year while playing a big part in Birmingham's 16-4 blowout win over Rocket City. Doubling and walking twice as part of a 3-hit night, Rodriguez reached base safely in all five plate appearances while also driving in two runs. Additionally, White Sox No. 21 prospect Lenyn Sosa doubled and drove in five in support of No. 12 righty Sean Burke, who struck out eight over five innings of two-run ball. Sosa is hitting .359 with eight homers and a 1.014 OPS in 35 games.

The big hits have been harder to come by for Rodriguez, who broke out to reach Double-A in 2021, hitting .301 with 14 homers and a .807 OPS across three levels. Rodriguez only played six games at Double-A last summer before opening 2022 there as a 21-year-old. He's hit .224 with just one homer in his first 32 games. He has stolen eight bases, and now recorded nine multi-hit games. -- Joe Trezza

Sosa homers twice for Double-A Birmingham (May 17)
For the first time in his career, Lenyn Sosa smacked two home runs in a game.

The No. 21 prospect clubbed two dingers and drove in three runs for Double-A Birmingham in its 6-5 loss to Rocket City. Sosa’s first long ball came in the fourth on a 2-0 pitch that he smacked to right-center off Trash Pandas righty Brett Kerry, and his second homer was a two-run, game-tying blast in the sixth, his eighth jack of the year.

The 22-year-old is off to a scorching start to the season, batting .356/.430/.591 with 14 extra-base hits, 13 walks and 23 RBIs in 33 games.
-- Stephanie Sheehan

Adolfo enjoys perfect day at the plate (May 15)
Micker Adolfo was perfect at the plate in Triple-A Charlotte’s 11-5 loss to Indianapolis. The No. 13 prospect went 4-for-4 with a homer and three hits that were smoked off the bat at 102 mph or higher.

The 25-year-old’s first hit of the afternoon was a solo blast on the first pitch he saw that traveled 425 feet, the longest distance of the game, at a blistering 107.2 mph. He singled in his next two at-bats, lacing the second one 102.8 mph to left. In his final AB in the eighth, he mashed a 380-foot double to right at 104.4 mph. 

Adolfo has been on fire in his past 10 games, slashing .343/.400/.600 with five extra-base hits, 10 RBIs and 21 total bases. -- Stephanie Sheehan

Céspedes clobbers fifth homer of season (May 11)
If anything can be said for certain about Yoelqui Céspedes’ offensive game, it’s that it packs a punch. That much was certainly on display during Double-A Birmingham’s 10-5 victory over Biloxi, when the No. 4 prospect in the Chicago system drilled a solo home run in the third.

Positioned between two hot bats in the Barons’ order -- Lenyn Sosa (No. 21) and Tyler Neslony -- Céspedes enjoyed his sixth multihit performance of the season after collecting an infield knock in the seventh.

While strikeouts remain a bugaboo for the 24-year-old (28 in 24 games), the younger brother of two-time big league All-Star Yoenis Céspedes still boasts tantalizing upside due to his all-around output. The Cuban native has amassed 11 extra-base hits and three stolen bases thus far. -- Jesse Borek

Colas, Ramos lead Winston-Salem offensively (April 26)
Oscar Colas and Bryan Ramos -- the only two top-10 White Sox prospects on Winston-Salem’s roster -- led the charge offensively in the Dash’s 14-4 blowout win over Asheville. Both finished a triple shy of the cycle, combining for seven hits, five runs and five RBIs.

Colas, Chicago’s No. 2 prospect and prized international acquisition, went 3-for-6 as the leadoff hitter, driving in three runs and smashing his first home run of the season. In 14 games, the 23-year-old is batting .313 with seven doubles and 12 RBIs.

Ramos, the White Sox No. 9 prospect, tallied four hits and two RBIs. He blasted a solo shot in the third inning to give him three on the year. In 13 games, the 20-year-old has a .418/.458/.673 slash line and a 1.131 OPS. -- Nick Trujillo