The White Sox have had a number of minor leaguers all over the pages of Baseball America during the last week.
- A few days ago, a trio of left-handed starters were named to the prospect Hot Sheet.
Gio Gonzalez makes the front page of Baseball America in today's daily dish.
Liotta and Gonzalez have both put up big numbers in the CL this season, and Broadway comes with the pedigree of being the White Sox' first-round pick in this year's draft.
Gonzalez, though, has the most helium of the three. And that assessment came from two scouts from American League clubs Thursday--after the 19-year-old lefty sent Kinston down in order after the first inning as he showed off an explosive 93 mph fastball, hammer curve and a late-diving changeup.
"If (Liotta and Broadway) are any better than this, then they'd have to be out of this world," said one scout.
Prospect Pulse has a little blurb on Lance Broadway, and how the White Sox are limiting his workload.
The White Sox were trying to be a little more careful with their first-round pick, Texas Christian All-America righthander Lance Broadway. He threw 117 innings for the Horned Frogs in the spring, and the White Sox were skipping him every other turn in the rotation at high Class A Winston-Salem, where he was 1-1, 2.83 through 48 innings. He was expected to make one more start on the season.
Yesterday's Daily dish also had a blurb on Winston Salem shortstop Robert Valido.
High Class A Winston-Salem shortstop Robert Valido led the Warthogs to a 7-6 win against Kinston Wednesday afternoon. Valido, who was voted Most Exciting Player in the Carolina League in BA's Best Tools survey, went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs. "He can do it all," Kinston manager Luis Rivera said. "He's the player you want at the plate with the game on the line; he's the player you want the ball hit to late in the game. He does everything on the field the right way. There might be better hitters in this league and there might be better fielders, but for me, Valido is the guy. He is a true baseball player." On the season, Valido is hitting .288/.322/.420 in 486 at-bats.