Jefferson Olacio (Jonathan McCoy/Virginia Intermont College)
- SS Carlos Sanchez was the only White Sox farmhand named to play in the Futures Game, the minor league-wide All-Star game that takes place during MLB's All-Star Game festivities. The soon to be 20 year old will be playing for the World Team on July 8. With an excellent season for Winston-Salem, Sanchez has solidified his prospect status and is making his way up the organization's rankings. While he plays in a friendly offensive environment, his season line is still impressive: .325/.380/.405 with 13 stolen bases in 23 attempts.
- With the full season minor league clubs reaching the mid-point of their seasons, and the rookie level teams starting their seasons, there was a slew of promotions. LHP Blair Walters is the second 2011 draftee to reach High-A, joining SS Marcus Semien on the Dash. Many tapped the southpaw as a fast-mover and he hasn't disappointed. In college, he was a reliever but the White Sox used him as a starter last season for Great Falls and he was the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year. He kept it up for Kannapolis: 72 IP, 61 H, 18 BB, 69 K.
- The other notable starting pitcher promotion was RHP Simon Castro to Charlotte. The bounty from the Carlos Quentin trade had a bit of a rude welcome back to Triple-A. In his first start last night, he couldn't record an out in the 6th inning and left the game with a line of 5 IP, 11 H, 0 BB, 2 K.