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White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 2, 2017

Three of top four prospects moved at deadline are now with White Sox

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With the trade deadline likely cutting off the flow of upper-echelon prospects between teams until the winter, John Manuel from Baseball America ranked the notable prospects that moved.

It seemed like the White Sox had more success than other teams in yoinking their best farm products, and this ranking more or less verifies that. The top four:

  1. Eloy Jimenez
  2. Blake Rutherford
  3. Willie Calhoun (Dodgers to Rangers in Yu Darvish trade)
  4. Dylan Cease

For what it’s worth, the A’s occupied spots 5-7-8 for the return in the Sonny Gray trade.

When the material for ranking actual prospects peters out, Manuel shifts gears to putting best-case scenarios on the lesser players in the deal.

Durham 4, Charlotte 1

  • Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Jake Peter was 0-for-3.
  • Rymer Liriano, 2-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Danny Hayes went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Pensacola 7, Birmingham 0

  • Danny Mendick went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Nick Basto singled twice, walked once and struck out once.
  • Courtney Hawkins was 0-for-4.
  • Spencer Adams: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Winston-Salem 9, Salem 2

  • Zack Collins went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Eloy Jimenez was 1-for-4 with a triple and a walk.
  • Seby Zavala, 3-for-5 with two doubles and a strikeout.
  • Jameson Fisher, 0-for-4.
  • Yeyson Yrizarri went 1-for-4.
  • Joel Booker, 0-for-4 with a K.


*Jimenez tried to turn that triple into a homer, among other Dash highlights.

Kannapolis 3, Delmarva 2

  • Alex Call went 0-for-2 with a walk, HBP and a strikeout. He was caught stealing.
  • Blake Rutherford was 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Micker Adolfo, 0-for-2 with two HBPs.
  • Gavin Sheets went 1-for-3 with an HBP.
  • Luis Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a homer, double and walk.
  • Evan Skoug, 0-for-3 with two K’s.
  • Andre Davis made his Sox org debut after the Melky trade: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K.
  • Tyler Johnson: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

AZL Reds 5, AZL White Sox 3

  • Sam Abbott went 0-for-3 with an HBP.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Jhoandro Alfaro was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Maiker Feliz, 0-for-3.
  • Dylan Covey: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Edinxon Arias: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

DSL Reds 5, DSL White Sox 4

  • Luis Robert went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.
  • Brayant Nova went 0-for-4 with a walk.
  • Josue Guerrero went 2-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Harvin Mendoza, 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Anderson Comas went 2-for-4.
  • Santo Vasquez, 0-for-3 with an HBP and two strikeouts.
  • Brayan Herrera: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K