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White Sox Minor League Update: July 27, 2017

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Aaron Bummer is the second member of the 2014 draft class to make the majors

Chicago Cubs v Chicago White Sox Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Usually when a third-day pick makes the big leagues ahead of the rest of the draft class, it might not be the best reflection of that year’s draft. Hector Santiago in 2006 comes to mind, as he climbed from the 30th round to be the only draft pick who provided value to the White Sox, and Jason Coats (29th round) is the only above replacement-level player the 2012 draft produced for the Sox.

The same can’t yet be said for Aaron Bummer, who the White Sox called up after taking him in the 19th round of the 2014 draft. Carlos Rodon is the only other pick to make it to the majors thus far, but the class also includes potential MLB players like Spencer Adams (second), Jake Peter (seventh) and three other situational lefty candidates (Jace Fry, Brian Clark and Louie Lechich). Bummer’s rise is a more of a surprise given the other hills he had to climb besides his low draft status.

A left-handed reliever, Bummer started 2017 at Advanced-A Winston-Salem and on Thursday received his third promotion of the season, joining the White Sox before the finale of the Crosstown Cup. Bummer, who missed all of 2015 after he had Tommy John surgery, couldn’t quite believe he was standing in the White Sox clubhouse.

“It’s been kind of a crazy 15 months because about 12 months ago is when I made my debut back from TJ,” Bummer said. “Twelve months ago I was in rookie ball so it’s kind of a crazy turn of events. Could I have ever imagined this, absolutely not.

“To be here right now is unbelievable and an awesome feeling.”

Bummer made his debut against the Cubs on Thursday and couldn’t escape scoreless. He struck out lefty Anthony Rizzo for his first K, but gave up a blast to lefty Kyle Schwarber for his first run.

Columbus 5, Charlotte 2

  • Jake Peter went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Nicky Delmonico, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Rymer Liriano was 1-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Danny Hayes went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Birmingham 9, Chattanooga 6

  • Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-4 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Danny Mendick had a big night: 3-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and four RBIs.
  • Tito Polo went 1-for-5.
  • Courtney Hawkins and Trey Michalczewski were both 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jordan Guerrero: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Lynchburg 4, Winston-Salem 2

  • Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a homer and two strikeouts.
  • Jameson Fisher was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Zack Collins, 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Seby Zavala doubled, walked, was hit by a pitch and struck out.
  • Yeyson Yrizarri went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe struck out all three times.
  • Jimmy Lambert: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Kannapolis 2, Lexington 0

  • Alex Call went 1-for-4 with a triple and two strikeouts.
  • Jake Burger, 3-for-4 with a double.
  • Micker Adolfo singled and struck out thrice.
  • Gavin Sheets, 1-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with a walk, and was caught stealing.

DSL White Sox 4, DSL Orioles 0

  • Luis Mieses went 2-for-4.
  • Anthony Coronado, 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Anderson Comas, 1-for-4.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Brayant Nova was 1-for-5, and was caught stealing.
  • Ramon Pineda: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K