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White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 22, 2017

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The White Sox are almost out of the organizational winning percentage cellar

Winston-Salem outfield

One thing I’m paying attention to over the final fortnight of the minor league season is whether the White Sox can climb out of the MLB cellar for organizational win percentage.

They’re making a run at it, with a collective over-.500 record for August.

  • Charlotte: 10-11
  • Birmingham: 9-11
  • Winston-Salem: 10-11
  • Kannapolis: 9-13
  • Great Falls: 11-8
  • AZL White Sox: 12-6
  • DSL White Sox: 11-9

As a result, they’re one hundredth of a percentage point from 29th place.

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It doesn’t matter all that much since the team they’re butt-and-butt with is the Atlanta Braves, who are said to have the one farm system that can rival the White Sox’, if not top it. Kannapolis is the only affiliate with a lock on a postseason spot (although the AZL White Sox are tied for first with the Dodgers in the second-half standings). Without many extra games in the future, it helps to have another goal in mind.

Charlotte 8, Norfolk 7

  • Jake Peter went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Rymer Liriano, 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • D.J. Peterson was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Casey Gillaspie went 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
  • Danny Hayes, 2-for-5.
  • Eddy Alvarez was 1-for-4.
  • Jacob May, 2-for-3 with a walk.

Jacksonville 4, Birmingham 3 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Eloy Jimenez singled twice and walked once.
  • Tito Polo went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Courtney Hawkins was 1-for-3
  • Trey Michalczewski went 1-for-3 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Danny Mendick was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Jordan Stephens: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Jacksonville 5, Birmingham 3 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Nick Basto, 1-for-3 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Tito Polo was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Courtney Hawkins was 1-for-3 again.
  • Zack Colllins, 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Danny Mendick went 2-for-3 with a homer and a double.

Winston-Salem 7, Carolina 3

  • Joel Booker went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Seby Zavala, 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Jameson Fisher went 0-for-1 with three walks.
  • Yeyson Yrizarri, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Alec Hansen: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 57 of 96 pitches for strikes.

Greensboro 5, Kannapolis 2

  • Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Jake Burger went 3-for-4.
  • Micker Adolfo wore the silver sombrero while going 0-for-4.
  • Gavin Sheets went 0-for-4.
  • Evan Skoug, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Tyler Johnson: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Great Falls 2, Billings 1

  • Justin Yurchak was 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Franklin Reyes went 0-for-5, but drove in the lone two runs.
  • Amado Nunez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

AZL White Sox 3, AZL Mariners 2

  • Jose Colina went 1-for-2.
  • Ramon Beltre, 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Jhoandro Alfaro, 2-for-3.

DSL Blue Jays 5, DSL White Sox 3

  • Brayant Nova went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses, 3-for-5 with two walks.
  • Josue Guerrero was 0-for-3.
  • Anderson Comas, 2-for-3.
  • Santo Vasquez was 1-for-4 with a triple.
  • Brayan Herrera: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K