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White Sox Minor League Update: July 2, 2017

The White Sox sign two international prospects, and Jake Burger makes his debut

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Following up on Saturday’s minor league update, the White Sox did announce the signing of 16-year-old Jefferson Mendoza, a 6-foot, 170-pound catcher out of Venezuela. From the press release:

"Jefferson is a plus defensive catcher with an excellent frame for the position," said Marco Paddy, special assistant to the general manager, international operations. "His abilities to handle a pitching staff and call a game should help him develop quickly."

Baseball America also reported the signing of Dominican shortstop Sydney Pimentel for $300,000, which is the most they can throw at any individual international prospect after going into the penalty zone to sign Luis Robert.

Top prospects at a glance

  • Yoan Moncada: 1-for-4, SB
  • Carson Fulmer: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Lucas Giolito: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4 HR
  • Zack Collins: 0-for-1, BB, K, ejection
  • Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-for-4, 3B, BB, K
  • Jake Burger: 1-for-2, 2B, BB, 2 HBPs

Charlotte 8, Gwinnett 3 (completion of 7/1 game)

  • Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a stolen base. It’s his third straight game without a K.
  • Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Danny Hayes, 3-for-4 with a homer and a double.
  • Rymer Liriano wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Jacob May went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Carson Fulmer: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 54 of 90 pitches for strikes.
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Gwinnett 7, Charlotte 0 (7 innings)

  • Jacob May went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Nicky Delmonico, 1-for-3.
  • Danny Hayes and Rymer Liriano were both 0-for-3.
  • Lucas Giolito: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4 HR

Biloxi 3, Birmingham 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Eddy Alvarez walked once and struck out twice.
  • Jake Peter went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Nick Basto, 2-for-3 with a double.
  • Trey Michalczewski had a single and two strikeouts.
  • Tanner Banks’ Double-A debut: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Birmingham 10, Biloxi 4 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Eddy Alvarez went 2-for-4 with two doubles.
  • Jake Peter was perfect, going 3-for-3 with a walk.
  • Nick Basto, 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Carolina 14, Winston-Salem 10

  • Joel Booker went 0-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Jameson Fisher homered, doubled, singled, walked and struck out.
  • Zack Collins struck out, walked and got ejected -- after the walk.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-4 with a triple, walk and strikeout.
  • Johan Cruz went 3-for-5 with a homer, double and strikeout.
  • Danny Mendick went 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Victor Diaz’s Dash debut: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP

Delmarva 5, Kannapolis 4

  • Luis Gonzalez went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Micker Adolfo was 1-for-3 with a double, sac fly and strikeout.
  • Aaron Schnurbusch was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Yosmer Solorzano: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Billings 4, Great Falls 2

  • Franklin Reyes went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Craig Dedelow, 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Justin Yurchak went 1-for-4.
  • Carlos Perez, 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

AZL White Sox 8, AZL Reds 6

  • Jake Burger made his debut: 1-for-2 with a double, walk and two HBPs.
  • So did Gavin Sheets: 0-for-2 with a walk, sac bunt and HBP.
  • Lenyn Sosa went 3-for-6.
  • Alex Call was 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Jose Colina went 0-for-4 with a sac fly and two strikeouts.