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White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 14, 2017

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Survey says White Sox have the “Best Fastballs” in three of their four full-season leagues

Zack Burdi
Jim Margalus / South Side Sox

Over the last week, Baseball America released the results of its “Best Tools” surveys, in which they ask managers and coaches from each league to name the most impressive players and things they’ve seen in their respective leagues.

Rounding up the titles taken by White Sox prospects...

Kannapolis: None

Winston Salem: Best Power Prospect (Eloy Jimenez), Best Strike-Zone Judgment (Zack Collins), Best Fastball (Alec Hansen), Best Defensive 2B (Danny Mendick), Best Manager Prospect (Willie Harris).

Birmingham: Best Pitching Prospect (Michael Kopech), Best Fastball (Kopech), Best Changeup (Jordan Guerrero)

Charlotte: Best Batting Prospect (Yoan Moncada), Best Fastball (Zack Burdi), Best Outfield Arm (Willy Garcia), Most Exciting Prospect (Moncada).

Chattanooga 9, Birmingham 0

  • Danny Mendick went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Tito Polo, 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Nick Basto, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Courtney Hawkins went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Trey Michalczewski, 0-for-3.
  • Spencer Adams: 3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Myrtle Beach 5, Winston-Salem 3

  • Zack Collins was back in the lineup and effective, going 2-for-4 with a triple, double, walk and strikeout.
  • Eloy Jimenez went 0-for-5 for the second straight game, striking out once.
  • Joel Booker went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Jameson Fisher, 2-for-5 with a homer and two strikeouts.
  • Seby Zavala walked once and struck out thrice.
  • A.J. Puckett: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Ogden 5, Great Falls 2

  • Craig Dedelow went 0-for-4.
  • Justin Yurchak, 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Franklin Reyes, 1-for-3 with a homer and a strikeout and a stolen base.

AZL Angels 3, AZL White Sox 2

  • Ramon Beltre went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 2-for-3.
  • Jose Colina went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.