The minor league season is approaching its end for the majority of White Sox minor league affiliates. The last four games of the DSL White Sox' season were rained out, with their final record stunted at 26-41. The AZL White Sox wrapped up their season on Sunday. They finished both halves of their season in last place, so the postseason was never a possibility for them.
However, two of the other White Sox affiliates have a chance to play a little extra baseball. Here’s where they stand with a week to go.
Charlotte Knights: Somehow in first with a 62-74 record, as the International League South looks an awful lot like the 1994 AL West. The Knights have a half-game edge on the Gwinnett Braves, with Durham and Norfolk each three games behind at 59-77.
Birmingham Barons: LOL. The Barons, who were one game away from the worst record in the Southern League in the first half, have far and away the worst record in the second half. Losing 13 of their last 14 games put them at 19-43 after the break. Every other team has won at least 27 games.
Winston-Salem Dash: They’re out of Carolina League playoff hunt with a second-half record of 26-36. They started the second half in fairly good form, but they’re stumbling to the finish, having lost eight of their last 10. They’re 15 games back of Myrtle Beach.
Kannapolis Intimidators: They were eliminated from the postseason on Sunday. It would’ve been an uphill climb, as they’re eight games back in the Sally League’s Northern Division at 31-32. Still, that represents a massive improvement over their first half record of 24-46.
Great Falls Voyagers: They’re 18-9 in the second half, which is good for a three-game lead in the Pioneer League North. Their magic number is nine.