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White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 12

With the Barons, Dash, and I’s all having abbreviated All-Star weeks, the Knights and the rookie leagues picked up the slack

No surprise: Luis Robert won the Southern League All-Star Game MVP.
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Charlotte Knights

Seby Zavala: .313 BA, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
Danny Mendick: .304 BA, 2 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K
Daniel Palka: .480 BA, 2 HR, 7 R, 10 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K **MVP of the Week**
Matt Foster: 3 IP, 9.61 FIP, 12.0 K/9, 0.0 BB/9
Thyago Vieira: 3 IP, 2.61 FIP, 9.0 K/9, 3.0 BB/9
Zach Thompson: 4 IP, 4.36 FIP, 11.25 K/9, 0.0 BB/9
Dylan Cease: 5 23 IP, 3.26 FIP, 11.12 K/9, 4.76 BB/9

So, what’s up with Dylan Cease? Before June, Cease had mostly looked as advertised. He had a 3.26 ERA in 47 innings to go along with 54 strikeouts. He was walking opposing hitters a little too often, but his command was nothing to be concerned with. He was actually getting hit, with a .258 batting average against, but it was with a .355 BABIP and he only allowed three home runs. This June, things have been a lot different. In 16 13 innings so far this month, Cease has an 8.82 ERA with just 13 strikeouts. The command has not been there, with 11 walks, but home runs continued to not be an issue. The real issue, besides the notable lack of command, is that Cease’s already-iffy batting average against has gotten much worse. Opposing hitters have a .338 batting average against, with a .404 BABIP. Thus the batting average should fall, but the increase in batters on base and decrease in strikeouts has hurt Cease a lot this month. Interestingly enough, June 2018 was also when Michael Kopech started his struggles — and he was in Chicago by August.


Birmingham Barons

It was All-Star week for the Barons, so not enough games to offer anything. Here are Birmingham’s All-Stars, though, and some game highlights.


Winston-Salem Dash

It was All-Star week for the Dash, so not enough games here to offer anything. Here are your W-S All-Stars, with some game highlights.


Kannapolis Intimidators

It was All-Star week for the I’s, so not enough games here to offer anything. Here are your Kannapolis All-Stars, though, and some game highlights.


Great Falls Voyagers

Harvin Mendoza: .296 BA, 2 HR, 7 R, 7 RBI, 8 BB, 8 K **MVP of the Week**
Lency Delgado: .226 BA, 1 R, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 12 K
Luis Mieses: .345 BA, 2 R, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K
Caberea Weaver: .286 BA, 5 R, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 15 K
Anderson Comas: .214 BA, 1 R, 5 RBI, 0 BB, 12 K
Dan Metzdorf: 5 IP, 4.91 FIP, 10.8 K/9, 1.8 BB/9
Karan Patel: 4 23 IP, 1.76 FIP, 13.5 K/9, 1.93 BB/9
Brayan Herrera: 4 IP, 2.61 FIP, 13.5 K/9, 2.25 BB/9
Jason Morgan: 7 IP, 6.40 FIP, 3.86 K/9, 3.86 BB/9


AZL White Sox

DJ Gladney: .269 BA, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 10 K
Harold Diaz: .250 BA, 0 BB, 3 K , 1 SB
Bryan Ramos: .000 BA, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 8 K
José Rodriguez: .368 BA, 1 HR, 5 R, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 4 K **MVP of the Week**
James Beard: .222 BA, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 3 K
Tyler Johnson: 3 IP, 1.27 FIP, 15.0 K/9, 0.0 BB/9
Jacob Lindgren: 1 23 IP, 1.01 FIP, 16.2 K/9, 0.0 BB/9
Avery Weems: 3 IP, 2.94 FIP, 12.0 K/9, 0.0 BB/9
Tyson Messer: 2 23 IP, 16.23 FIP, 10.12 K/9, 20.25 BB/9


DSL White Sox

Alberto Bernal: .091 BA, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 6 K
Anthony Espinoza: .400 BA, 1 HR, 6 R, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 SB **MVP of the Week**
Benyamin Bailey: .474 BA, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 SB
Ronaldo Guzman: 6 13 IP, 5.86 FIP, 12.79 K/9, 7.11 B/9
Luis Rodriguez: 4 IP, 3.05 FIP, 6.75 K/9, 2.25 BB/9

James Fox of FutureSox is also reporting that Yolbert Sanchez is indeed signing with the White Sox once the international signing period opens.