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White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 16-22

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

Tony Thomas models the Birmingham Barons' stormtrooper unis.
Tony Thomas models the Birmingham Barons' stormtrooper unis.
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With three full weeks remaining in the minor league baseball regular season, here's where the White Sox affiliates stand:

Charlotte Knights

64-59, third place, International League South

The Knights were in pretty good position to make it to the International League playoffs, but injuries and promotions drained their positional talent. They've lost 17 of their last 24, falling seven games off the division lead and 4½ out of the wild card.

Birmingham Barons

28-20 (second half), second place, Southern League North

The Barons were leading their division, but they've dropped five straight games while the Montgomery Biscuits rattled off eight straight to take a one-game lead. Birmingham has to win the division in the second half to reach the playoffs, as Chattanooga won the first-half title.

Winston-Salem Dash

31-18 (second half), first place, Carolina League Southern

The Dash are trying to pull off a worst-to-first story. After going 30-40 in the first half, they currently hold a 1½ game lead over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Kannapolis Intimidators

23-26 (second half), sixth place, South Atlantic League Northern

The Intimidators had been in the thick of a pretty crowded Northern division, but West Virginia has seized control of the second half standings while Kanny has tailed off to fall 11 games back.

Great Falls Voyagers

9-7 (second half), tied for first, Pioneer League North

The Voyagers are tied atop the second-half standings with Missoula, which won the first-half title. That gives Great Falls a second way to get in the playoffs, as they currently have the second-best full-season record in the division, 1½ games ahead of Billings.

AZL White Sox

7-8 (second half) , fourth place, Arizona League Central

The AZL White Sox won their division's first-half title, so they've locked in a postseason spot. That doesn't mean as much in the rookie league since it's single-elimination, but it's an extra rep regardless.

Sunday's box scores will appear below shortly.