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The Catbird Speaks 11.17.17 – The White Sox Top 10 Prospects List

The White Sox Top 10 Prospects list was released Friday on Baseball Prospectus (read the whole thing right here), and Jarrett Seidler (@jaseidler) of BP’s prospect team joined Collin (@cowhitchurch) and Nick (@Nick_BPSS) to talk about what went into the construction of the list. Among the topics: The overall state of the White Sox farm system. […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

Plethora of pitching prospects puts White Sox in good position

“Prospects will break your heart” is a phrase you’ve likely read on a good number of occasions on this site and others. “Pitching prospects will break your heart” is even more apt, as any scout or evaluator can likely rattle off a good dozen or so examples of pitching prospects who failed to live up […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

Alec Hansen’s Double-A Debut

On Monday night, Alec Hansen made his first appearance for Double-A Birmingham. Depending on your perspective, Hansen’s timetable could be construed as aggressive or conservative. After all, Hansen was drafted after three college seasons in the Big 12.  Sure, the quality of opponents isn’t quite as consistent, but if you have dominated against the best […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

South Side Morning 5: And then there was one

1. The big news on Tuesday had nothing to do with the White Sox loss to the Cubs. It was, instead, a move they made following that game. They sent Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers for Ryan Cordell. Turning Swarzak into anything is a win for the White Sox, even though Cordell doesn’t seem like […]

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The Catbird Speaks 7.7.17 – Midseason Top 50 Prospects with Craig Goldstein

Baseball Prospectus minor league editor Craig Goldstein (@cdgoldstein) joined Collin and Nick to talk prospects after BP released its Midseason Top 50 Prospects list on Thursday. Among the specific topics: -Why Reynaldo Lopez was omitted from the Top 50. -The difficulty of slotting in the newly signed Luis Robert. -Why they prospect team has always […]

MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Four White Sox on BP’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list

Baseball Prospectus posted its midseason Top 50 prospects Thursday, which more than anything provides us with a glimpse of how evaluators believe the top prospects in baseball have progressed since the season began. Before the season, BP had four White Sox prospects in its Top 50 and six in the Top 101, which of course […]

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Alex Reyes Injury Brings Sobering Thoughts

It’s no secret that all pitchers carry injury risk. Even more concern surrounds young pitchers who may not have adjusted properly to the workload required to play professional baseball. This is evident in the many different forms of innings limits we’ve seen around the league in recent years, most notably in the cases of Stephen […]

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South Side Morning 5: I cannot pretend that there is anything happening

By all means, the White Sox should have a firm price they stick by for all of their insanely valuable trade assets, and maybe even some of their only moderately valuable trade assets. By all means, they are not running late on the market that is slow-developing and was stalled by the holidays, and still […]

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White Sox take Zack Burdi, Alec Hansen with No. 26 and No. 49 picks

After taking University of Miami catcher Zack Collins with their first pick Thursday night, the White Sox doubled up on a pair of college right-handers, taking Zack Burdi and Alec Hansen with the No. 26 and No. 49 picks, respectively. Burdi, a relief pitcher from the University of Louisville and the brother of Twins 2014 […]