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South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 16 — Pitching Depth, and Three Shooting Stars

Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about the ever-thinning pitching depth in the system, and some middle infield bright spots

Darren Black and Brett Ballantini are back with the Farm podcast, talking over recent injuries depleting the system, as well as three bright spots, all at the same position — and no, for once, it’s not designated hitter!

The highlights:

  • The serious lat injury to Jonathan Stiever reduces the starting depth in the system to essentially zero
  • If the White Sox had to have just a few standout players in the system this season, thank goodness those standouts are middle infielders like Romy González, Yolbert Sánchez and José Rodríguez
  • A little bit of Yoelqui Céspedes chatter, who has his eye, like Romy, on Chicago in 2022
  • The Arizona Complex League team has a lousy record and not much pitching, but the bats are alive there
  • Darren offers his picks for September call-ups this season (just two this year). One recovers from a mysteriously lingering injury, the other represents the last upper-level arm left in the system

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