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White Sox Minor League Update: April 13, 2017

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Lucas Giolito underwhelmed, but Dane Dunning made up for it

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Virginia
Dane Dunning, back in his Florida days.
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It’s been a rough week for first-round pitching prospects around baseball. On Wednesday, the Rockies announced Mike Nikorak (selected 24th overall in 2015) needed Tommy John surgery. Then on Thursday, the Yankees did the same with James Kaprielian (No. 16 pick in 2015).

And if that wasn’t enough, Rays pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri (24th overall in 2011) left tonight’s game against Charlotte with an elbow issue.

This is a way of saying that Lucas Giolito wasn’t all that bad. His velocity was 92-94 early, and 91-92 later, since it was a topic of debate before. I’ll have a post about his first two starts Friday morning.

Top prospects at a glance

  • Yoan Moncada: 0-for-4, K
  • Lucas Giolito: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 WP
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Spencer Adams: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • Zack Collins: 1-for-4, 2B, K
  • Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-for-4, 3B, K
  • Damn, Dunning: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K

Durham 6, Charlotte 0

  • No Nicky Delmonico, no Willy Garcia, no Kevan Smith ... problem.
  • OK, Delmonico went 0-for-1 after a pinch-hitting appearance.
  • Yoan Moncada went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Danny Hayes had two of the Sox’ three hits. He struck out in his other two PAs.
  • Adam Engel went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Lucas Giolito: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 43 of 90 pitches for strikes.
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.

More:

  • The Knights activated Carson Blair from the disabled list to replace Kevan Smith, who was called up to the White Sox to replace Geovany Soto.
  • Garcia is expected to join the White Sox on Friday to take the place of Melky Cabrera, who is going on paternity leave.

Montgomery 4, Birmingham 1

  • Jake Peter and Trey Michalczewski were both 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Courtney Hawkins was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Alfredo Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Spencer Adams: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Winston Salem 7, Buies Creek 1

  • Luis Alexander Basabe returned to the lineup for the first time since April 8 and went 2-for-4 with a triple and a strikeout.
  • Alex Call was 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Zack Collins was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout. He was also 2-for-3 in throwing out baserunners.
  • Aaron Schnurbusch was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Johan Cruz went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double. He was caught stealing.

Hickory 2, Kannapolis 1 (12 innings)

  • Joel Booker went 2-for-6.
  • Jameson Fisher, 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Dane Dunning? More like Damn, Dunning: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K.