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White Sox Minor League Update: July 17, 2017

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Dylan Cease makes his debut in the White Sox organization

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Dylan Cease was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery when the Cubs selected him in the sixth round of the 2014 draft (although they signed him for $1.5 million, which is second-round money). They’ve since brought him along quite cautiously:

  • 2015: 24 innings in the Arizona Rookie League
  • 2016: 44.2 innings in short-season A-ball
  • 2017: 51. 2 innings at A-ball South Bend

This season seems to be about allowing him to get up and down over the course of a five-month season, because he averaged just 68 pitches over his 13 starts in South Bend.

Rick Hahn said he didn’t want to overwrite any throwing program the Cubs had him on immediately, but they might tweak it depending on how strong he looks over the last 1½ months of the minor league season. For the time being, you’ll probably see starts like his first one with Kannapolis on Tuesday -- five innings, 58 pitches. Well, you’ll probably see 58 pitches, at least. The five innings might be harder to repeat with that kind of restraint.

Top prospects at a glance

  • Yoan Moncada: 1-for-5, BB, 2 K
  • Dylan Cease: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP

Rochester 5, Charlotte 4 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Yoan Moncada and Danny Hayes were both 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Nicky Delmonico and Willy Garcia were both 0-for-2 with a walk.

Rochester 3, Charlotte 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Yoan Moncada went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-3 with a strikeout, as was Willy Garcia.
  • Danny Hayes went 0-for-3.
  • Rymer Liriano was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Jacob May went 0-for-2

Biloxi 8, Birmingham 2

  • Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jake Peter singled, walked and struck out twice.
  • Nick Basto was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Courtney Hawkins, 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk.
  • Trey Michalczewki singled twice, struck out twice and stole a base.

Columbia 2, Kannapolis 1

  • Gavin Sheets went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Micker Adolfo was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Luis Gonazalez went 1-for-4, and was picked off.
  • Dylan Cease: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP

Grand Junction 6, Great Falls 2

  • Franklin Reyes was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Craig Dedelow went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Amado Nunez went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Ricky Mota, 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

DSL Reds 8, DSL White Sox 3

  • Luis Mieses went 2-for-4 with a strikeout and a stolen base.
  • Anthony Coronado, 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Josue Guerrero was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Anderson Comas went 0-for-5.
  • Brayant Nova, 0-for-3 with two walks, a strikeout and a stolen base.

Winston-Salem vs. Lynchburg PPD