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White Sox Minor League Update: May 6, 2017

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The winning teams win, the losing teams lose

Jim Margalus / South Side Sox

Yoan Moncada is biding his time in Charlotte, giving Colleen Kane ample time to shape this profile of the prospect in his present situation. It’s worth your while, and it opens with the Twinkie thing.

The story goes that Moncada, navigating life in the U.S. for the first time a couple of years ago, consumed an obscene number of Twinkies upon falling in love at first taste. Eighty-five in one week, one magazine story said. Two hundred, another article reported.

White Sox director of conditioning Allen Thomas, who worked this spring with Moncada after he arrived from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade, scoffs when he hears the outrageous numbers. Moncada's chiseled 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame makes it hard to believe he consumes much junk food.

Moncada admits he did, at one time, overindulge in the spongy cakes. He is unable to confirm a number eaten, except to say, "I know it was a lot."

Top prospects at a glance

  • Yoan Moncada: 0-for-3, BB, SF, K.
  • Reynaldo Lopez: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP
  • Spencer Adams: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 HR.
  • Zack Collins: 3-for-4
  • Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-for-4, 4 BB, K, SB
  • Alec Hansen: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP

Charlotte 8, Gwinnett 4

  • Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with a walk, sac fly and a strikeout.
  • Jacob May, 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Nicky Delmonico was 2-for-5 with a strikeout. He was also picked off/caught stealing.
  • Danny Hayes homered, doubled, singled and struck out twice.
  • Rymer Liriano was 1-for-2 with a sac fly, walk and strikeout..
  • Adam Engel went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Reynaldo Lopez: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP

Mississippi 5, Birmingham 3

  • Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.
  • Trey Michalczewski went 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Nick Basto, 2-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Courtney Hawkins struck out in all four plate appearances, making it 20 in his last 24 at-bats.
  • Spencer Adams: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 HR.

Salem 8, Winston-Salem 6 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Johan Cruz, 0-for-4.
  • Zach Thompson: 3 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, 1 WP

Salem 3, Winston-Salem 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base.
  • Zack Collins, 3-for-4, and 1-for-2 behind the plate.
  • Johan Cruz went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout.

Kannapolis 7, Asheville 6

  • Joel Booker went 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Mitch Roman, 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • Jameson Fisher wore the golden sombrero during an 0-for-5 night.
  • Micker Adolfo went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and a walk-off single.
  • Chris Comito: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 1 WP