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White Sox Minor League Update: July 3, 2017

Jordan Guerrero and Micker Adolfo earn monthly honors

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Jordan Guerrero.
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Jordan Guerrero’s ascent was formally recognized by the White Sox on Monday. He didn’t receive a promotion to Charlotte, but he was named the White Sox’ minor league pitcher of the month.

He deserved it after going 4-0 with a 1.23 ERA over five starts. He allowed just 31 baserunners — 25 hits, four walks, two HBPs — over 36 23 innings while striking out 26. That looks like a .195/.228/.258 line against him, and he’s basically been pitching that way since the start of May, one ugly outing aside.

Micker Adolfo defended his crown on the position-player side thanks to big power numbers. He hit eight homers and eight doubles over 26 games, good for a gaudy .584 slugging percentage. The .267 average and .339 OBP are less impressive by comparison, and the 34 strikeouts in 112 plate appearances is his biggest problem, but the nine walks represents a major improvement.

Danny Mendick was the guy who jumped out to me, since he’d been playing well enough to force his way into the daily recaps here. The 22nd-round pick in the 2015 draft hit .324/.393/.515 with nine walks to seven strikeouts over 85 plate appearances with Winston-Salem. Maybe it’s hard to give Mendick the nod since he actually hit better in May (.335/.414/.510), but he’s opened July by extending his multi-hit games streak to five, so perhaps he’ll be in the conversation come Aug. 1.

Top prospects at a glance

  • Yoan Moncada: 1-for-3, HR, K
  • Zack Collins: 1-for-3, 2B, SF, BB, K
  • Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-for-4, BB, 2 K
  • Dane Dunning: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP
  • Jake Burger: 0-for-4, 2 K

Gwinnett 4, Charlotte 2 (6 innings, rain)

  • Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 with his 11th homer.
  • Tyler Saladino started his rehab stint by going 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-3 with a triple.
  • Danny Hayes was 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Rymer Liriano, 1-for-2.
  • Jacob May was 0-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base.

Biloxi 4, Birmingham 1 (12 innings)

  • Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-5 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jake Peter was 1-for-5 with a walk and three strikeouts.
  • Nick Basto went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Trey Michalczewski was 1-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • Jordan Stephens: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP

Carolina 4, Winston-Salem 3 (10 innings)

  • Joel Booker went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and strikeout. He was also caught stealing.
  • Zack Collins went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, sac fly and strikeout.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Johan Cruz went 2-for-3 with an HBP.
  • Danny Mendick, 2-for-4 with two doubles and a strikeout.
  • Dane Dunning: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP

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*The Dash should’ve won this game, but nobody helped out Collins with a pop-up. Jack Charleston didn’t help by boxing out first baseman Telvin Nash.

Delmarva 5, Kannapolis 2

  • Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Micker Adolfo was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Aaron Schnurbusch, 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.

Billings 3, Great Falls 1

  • Craig Dedlow went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.
  • Justin Yurchak was 2-for-4 with a strikeout and a stolen base.

AZL Reds 4, AZL White Sox 0

  • Jake Burger went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Alex Call was 0-for-4.
  • Gavin Sheets, 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.

DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL White Sox 1

  • Brayant Nova went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses was 0-for-4.
  • Harvin Mendoza, 1-for-3 with a sac bunt.
  • Kleyder Sanchez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Josue Guerrero, 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Anthony Coronado went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Anderson Comas went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Santo Vasquez went 1-for-3 without the strikeout.
  • Ramon Pineda: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

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*The White Sox affiliates went 0-7 Monday.