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White Sox Minor League Update: May 10, 2017

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Micker Adolfo continues to hit in Kannapolis

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Jim Margalus / South Side Sox

Micker Adolfo extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a 2-for-4 performance in Kannapolis’ win over Augusta on Wednesday. Over this stretch, he’s hitting .396/.453/.604 with three walks (and two HBPs) to 10 strikeouts.

It’s easy to forget that Adolfo is just 20 years old. If it seems like he’s been around forever, it’s because he made his debut at 17, one year after the White Sox signed him for $1.6 million. Experience-wise, he’s somewhere between those two ages. Tuesday was just his 162nd career game, as injuries cost him almost all of 2015 and parts of 2016.

Eric Longenhagen at FanGraphs sounds skeptical that any major corner has been turned (h/t Secret Chimp)...

After spending parts of three seasons in the AZL due to injuries and strikeout issues, Adolfo is back in full season ball at Low-A Kannapolis and hitting .310/.375/.437 after hitting .219 in 65 games there last year. Adolfo is striking out at a 23% clip this season which is down from 32% last year but the scouting reports regarding Adolfo’s expansive, noisy approach are the same. He has prodigious physical tools but still requires significant polish on the offensive side.

... but putting the bat on A-ball pitching means there might be actually something to polish.

Top prospects at a glance

  • Yoan Moncada: 1-for-4, K, SB
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-for-5, 2 BB, K, SB.
  • Zack Collins: 1-for-6, BB, K.

Indianapolis 1, Charlotte 0

  • Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and a stolen base.
  • Jacob May, 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout. He was caught stealing.
  • Danny Hayes went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Rymer Liriano was 0-for-4.
  • Adam Engel, 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Pensacola 2, Birmingham 1

  • Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a sac bunt.
  • Jake Peter singled twice and struck out twice.
  • Nick Basto wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Trey Michalczewski bunted and struck out thrice.
  • Courtney Hawkins singled and struck out twice.
  • Jordan Guerrero: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Myrtle Beach 1, Winston-Salem 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Zack Collins, 0-for-3 with a strikeout, 1-for-1 throwing out baserunners.
  • Johan Cruz went 0-for-3 with a K.

Winston-Salem 5, Myrtle Beach 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Zack Collins was 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Johan Cruz, 1-for-3.

Kannapolis 2, Augusta 1

  • Joel Booker went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Mitch Roman, 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Jameson Fisher, 1-for-5 with a triple and a strikeout.
  • Micker Adolfo was 2-for-4 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Yosmer Solorzano: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 WP