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White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 3, 2017

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The farm system is now top-two in baseball

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Keeping Reynaldo Lopez in Charlotte accomplishes one thing: It allows the White Sox to have the best farm system in baseball.

That’s what Jim Callis and MLB.com says, anyway, as the club’s midseason boost of prospects has propelled it from the third spot to No. 1. Baseball America quibbles a bit, labeling the White Sox system as “elite,” but with the Braves edging it out.

Unanimity is going to be difficult to come by, because even if the Sox avoid giving Lopez the six innings he needs to eclipse rookie eligibility, Yoan Moncada is 60 plate appearances away from losing his prospect status.

Durham 4, Charlotte 1

  • Jacob May went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. He was picked off.
  • Jake Peter singled, walked and struck out twice. He was caught stealing.
  • Rymer Liriano singled and struck out thrice.
  • Danny Hayes went 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Tyler Danish: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Birmingham 5, Pensacola 2

  • Danny Mendick went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Nick Basto went 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Courtney Hawkins, 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Winston-Salem 9, Potomac 2

  • Zack Collins was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks.
  • Seby Zavala and Jameson Fisher were both 1-for-5 with a K.
  • Joel Booker went 2-for-5.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe, 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • Yeyson Yrizarri, 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Kannapolis 7, Greensboro 5

  • Alex Call went 1-for-5.
  • Blake Rutherford, 0-for-5 with a K.
  • Jake Burger went 1-for-4.
  • Micker Adolfo was 2-for-4 with two homers and a strikeout.
  • Gavin Sheets, 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Luis Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with a strikeout and an HBP.
  • Blake Hickman: 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Idaho Falls 7, Great Falls 1

  • Craig Dedelo singled thrice, walked, struck out and stole a base.
  • Franklin Reyes went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Carlos Perez, 2-for-4.
  • Amado Nunez went 0-for-4.
  • Will Kincanon: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

AZL White Sox 11, AZL Brewers 9

  • Jose Colina singled and struck out.

DSL Reds 7, DSL White Sox 6

  • Luis Robert went 3-for-4 with a double, walk and a stolen base.
  • Brayant Nova went 1-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Josue Guerrero, 0-for-4 with a walk and strikeout.
  • Harvin Mendoza and Anderson Comas were both 1-for-5.
  • Santo Vasquez went 1-for-3 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base.
  • Ramon Pineda: 3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K