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White Sox Minor League Update: July 18, 2017

Dylan Cease makes his debut in the White Sox organization

This is potentially Yoan Moncada’s last appearance in a WSMLU.
Jim Margalus / South Side Sox

Baseball America updated its top White Sox prospects list, a day too soon, what with Blake Rutherford now factoring in prominently. On the other hand, the list was unveiled on what might be Yoan Moncada’s last day in these updates.

The good news? Rutherford ranks in BA’s top 100 (No. 36), along with the other top eight White Sox prospects, so it’s easy to figure out which slot he occupies.

Here are the revised rankings (with the preseason ranks):

  1. Yoan Moncada (1)
  2. Eloy Jimenez (NA)
  3. Michael Kopech (5)
  4. Blake Rutherford (NA)
  5. Luis Robert (NA)
  6. Reynaldo Lopez (3)
  7. Lucas Giolito (2)
  8. Dylan Cease (NA)
  9. Jake Burger (NA)
  10. Dane Dunning (NR)

It’s curious that Dunning has nosed ahead of Hansen, especially now that Dunning no longer has the advantage of level. Hansen’s write-up didn’t have a discouraging word, either.

Besides the lack of Hansen, the other signs of the system’s depth? Lopez dropping three spots during a good season, and the fact that three legitimate “rising” prospects aren’t able to now crack even the top 11. BA identified Spencer Adams, Micker Adolfo and Nicky Delmonico was guys who have distinguished themselves in 2017, and that used to be enough to generate significant buzz. Of course, there’s a reason why the farm system is as deep as it is.

Rochester 3, Charlotte 1

  • Yoan Moncada went 0-for-4 with a CS.
  • Willy Garcia walked once and struck out thrice.
  • Rymer Liriano was 3-for-4 with a homer, double and strikeout. He was picked off/ caught stealing.
  • Danny Hayes went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Jacob May, 0-for-2 with a K and an HBP.
  • Tyler Danish: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Winston-Salem 3, Lynchburg 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Yeyson Yrizarri went 1-for-4.
  • Jameson Fisher, 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-4.
  • Joel Booker was 0-for-2 with a sac bunt.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Alec Hansen: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP. He gave up the hit to the last battere he faced. Also, he picked off a runner, and Seby Zavala went 2-for-2 in throwing them out.

Lynchburg 5, Winston-Salem 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Yeyson Yrizarri went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Zack Collins, 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Eloy Jimenez was 0-for-3 with a K.
  • Jameson Fisher went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Joel Booker singled once and struck out twice.
  • Bernardo Flores: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Grand Junction 7, Great Falls 1

  • Justin Yurchak went 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
  • Craig Dedelow and Amado Nunez were both 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Will Kincanon: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Tyler Johnson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

DSL Reds 4, DSL White Sox 1

  • Luis Mieses went 1-for-4.
  • Kleyder Sanchez went 1-for-1, then Ulises Martinez took over and went 0-for-3 with a K.
  • Anthony Coronado was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Josue Guerrero was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and an HBP.
  • Anderson Comas, 0-for-4.
  • Santo Vasquez went 2-for-3 with a strikeout.

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