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White Sox Minor League Update: June 14-20

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Scores, news and more from around the White Sox farm system

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Fulmer isn't officially a White Sox prospect yet, but he's getting an idea of what his future might hold.

Sunday's opening round game between Vanderbilt-Cal State Fullerton in the College World Series was suspended by rain in the sixth inning with the Commodores trailing 3-0.

If you get a chance to watch Fulmer in this one  -- I've seen his previous starts after the fact on ESPN.com -- it seems like a pretty good representation of his overall game. The line: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 3 WP, 105 pitches, 66 strikes.

He had a lot of swing and miss stuff, working with a 95 mph fastball and sharp spike curve. The Titans took advantage of smaller mistakes, though. His control came and went, and one of his three wild pitches allowed a run to score. He also has a quick pickoff move -- too quick, in that the umpire called a balk because his back knee broke with his front knee, and that put the first run in motion by getting the runner to second.

Analyst Kyle Peterson said Fulmer's competitiveness may have gotten the best of him in a couple cases. For instance, the balk came during a situation where his best move wasn't required, and the spiked wild pitch was early in the count, when a wipeout-type spin wasn't necessary.

That's the kind of stuff that can be muted by the minor-league grind. I imagine his windup will be somewhat standardized, too, but I hope he's able to preserve some of its weirdness.

Sunday's box scores will appear below shortly.