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White Sox Minor League Update: September 20-21, 2021

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With most teams done for the year, the DSL Sox won a couple of games. Plus, some inklings of who is headed to the Arizona Fall League.

Yoelqui Céspedes is one of seven White Sox organizational players headed to the Arizona Fall League next month.
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With the seeming exception of J.B. Olson, this is pretty much a list of who deserves to keep playing from the White Sox org this fall. Yoelqui Céspedes is deserving, but also started late because of visa issues, so he definitely needs more at-bats. Caleb Freeman and McKinley Moore are highly-rated relievers who could see some time in the majors in 2022, if all goes well in the AFL and early next season. Finally, of course, José Rodríguez will keep his breakout season going.


The September 20 game only lasted six innings, so maybe even the DSL just wants the season to end, but at least the White Sox won. For a six-inning game, nine hits from the Sox was pretty good, along with three for extra bases. Alvaro Aguero, Layant Tapia and Javier Mora all had two hits on the day, but both of Aguero’s were doubles, so he gets a bit more props for his day at the plate. Victor Quezada came away with one hit, a single.

Because the game was only six innings, the Sox only needed two pitchers to complete it. Gabriel Rodriguez started the game and was fine; he allowed too many runners on base (eight) but only two scored. Oriel Castro came in to get the win by securing the last four outs of the game, and did very well. All four outs came via strikeouts, and he only allowed one hit.

Poll

Who was the DSL Sox MVP?

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  • 31%
    Oriel Castro: 1 1⁄3 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K
    (7 votes)
  • 36%
    Alvaro Aguero: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 O
    (8 votes)
  • 31%
    Layant Tapia: 2-for-2, 1 BB, 0 K
    (7 votes)
22 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the DSL Sox Cold Cat?

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  • 73%
    Luis Pineda: 0-for-2, 0 BB, 2 K
    (14 votes)
  • 26%
    Gabriel Rodriguez: 4 2⁄3 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K
    (5 votes)
19 votes total Vote Now

Tuesday’s tilt was pretty much an all-around good game for the DSL Sox, as you’d imagine in a seven-run victory — and the offense could have been better. The DSL Sox only had six hits, but their nine walks helped boost the on-base numbers and, eventually, run total. Carlos Jiménez had the most hits of any Sox batter with two, but Layant Tapia reached base three times, each time was a walk. In all, only one batter in the lineup did not reach base and was not involved in a run scored or RBI. You put 17 runners on base, odds are there will be a good amount of runs. Also, the DSL Sox were active on the basepaths, with three stolen bases.

The pitching was pretty much as good, maybe even a bit better. Manuel Veloz had a legit quality start with just two runs allowed in six innings. He also didn’t walk anybody, which was the opposite of his opposing pitchers. Daniel González closed out the game with two no-hit innings.

Poll

Who was the DSL Sox MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Alvaro Aguero: 1-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB
    (3 votes)
  • 10%
    Carlos Jiménez: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
    (2 votes)
  • 75%
    Manuel Veloz: 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 K
    (15 votes)
20 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the DSL Cold Cat?

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  • 100%
    Javier Mora: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K
    (18 votes)
  • 0%
    Dionicio Jiménez: 1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
    (0 votes)
18 votes total Vote Now