- Jesse Crain began his two game rehab assignment with Charlotte on Friday, apparently without any issues. Assuming he has no issues with his final scheduled appearance on Sunday, he'll be back with the White Sox on Monday. With Chris Sale back in the rotation, it's a good bet that Eric Stults is the one who will give way.
Jared Mitchell got quite a bit of press in the last week or so. Whenever you see a non-top prospect getting that much hype - and there aren't any top prospects in the White Sox organization - it's a near-certainty that his hot streak has peaked and reality is setting back in. His strikeout rate is back above 25% and is rising. This month, he's sporting a cold .139/.205/.250 and in those ten games he's struck out twice eight times.
- One scout on Mitchell: "I think he’ll be a 26-year-old (big league) rookie who has some power. I don’t think he’s a speed guy. I think he’s a power guy who’s a little bit above-average runner. Everyone is thinking Kenny Lofton, but that’s not him. It’s not even close. That’s where the disappointment lies. I think he’s a power guy who runs fairly well. I’ve seen him scorch balls for home runs. It’s three or four years away from it clicking, though."
- Trayce Thompson:.218/.314/.420.