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  1. Y2Jimmy0

    4/18 Games

    QUOTE (flavum @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:59 AM) Cease hit the wall. Keep starting, but he may be David Robertson in the long run. He could be Craig Kimbrel like out of the pen
  2. QUOTE (bmags @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:12 AM) Where are you seeing 21 players? I only see 5 listed at the top of the page? It said 21 when it was first released. I actually wrote more about Francees here: http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox/2018/...ees-from-aruba/ than Badler did . Crazy. They also signed 2 guys last week. https://twitter.com/JamesFox917/status/985674407535357953
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 10:05 AM) High School players aren't really the ones who sign underslot. That is typically a college kid thing where they have greatly reduced leverage as a junior who 99% for sure isn't going back to school. Royce Lewis went underslot at 1 last year. It's pretty common actually. For example, lets say one of the HS bats knows he's going in the 8-10 range and will make $4 million. They would absolutely sign with the Sox for $5 million saving the team $1.5 million for future picks. Most of these guys are't going to school and they know it.
  4. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/int...white-sox-2018/ I was hoping there'd be more in here. 21 signings total. Pimentel, Mendoza and Quintero have been discussed before. I was hoping for Francees and some of the lesser names.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    I really wish there was a high school position player to take underslot at #4. The college bats have risen throughout the process just like they always do. They just have no margin for error. Alec Bohm will be 22 years old in August. If he has any setback at all, then he isn't debuting in the big leagues until he's 24. Madrigal has to stay at SS. Swaggerty is solid too but he just doesn't seem like a guy good enough to go #4. If they could sign their favorite HS position player or even Liberatore for like $5 million, that might be the best play. I'm expecting them to take a college bat at this point though.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (cjgalloway @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 07:08 PM) Yeah Collins is starting to turn into a non-prospect for me too... Apart from the walks I don't see how people like him Non-Prospect?
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    04-17 Games (Beck, Adams, Flores, and Henzman)

    Collins walked 3 times last night and all anyone ever talks about are the strikeouts.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (Jack Parkman @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 02:10 PM) I thought he was in charge for Fulmer. Even so, the track record is poor. I don't think that Collins has hit above .260 at any level. Actually I looked it up and his best season average wise was his draft year, which he hit .258 in Kanny. He hit .230 last year. I don't think he's a major league hitter if he can't crack .240 at A+ Stop focusing so much on batting average. Collins had a .367 wOBA while struggling at High A last year and a .414 wOBA after a limited sampling in AA. He hit 20 bombs, struck out a lot and walked a ton. He had a 130 wRC+ while "struggling" in High A as well. I'm not going to sit here and say he's fine but his struggles have been very overblown.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (Jack Parkman @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 10:52 AM) They still can't scout amateur talent very well. Fulmer and Collins were pretty bad picks. Jury's still out on Burger. Even Anderson and Rodon are iffy. They don't have the greatest track record to say the least, so you kinda have to approach it from the "who is most likely to not completely f*** up" perspective. I chalk Hansen up to blind squirrel/nut. Hostetler has only been in charge of the last two drafts. I think it's a tad early to make any generalizations about Burger or Collins personally. He and his staff did not draft Rodon, Anderson or Fulmer though. I don't think it's fair to say for sure that they can't scout amateur talent. There are some things that they've done in the last two drafts that I don't like but I think it's entirely too early to state anything one way or another.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 08:33 AM) I hope the Sox do not select a HS kid with #4. Too much can go wrong with a HS pitcher, and until the organization can prove it actually can develop a good major league hitter, I'd rather they draft a position player that high that is a bit more advanced. If they want HS guys to try to balance it out, go crazy with the rest of the picks. They have to hit on #4. I would have to be pretty certain that Nick Madrigal could stay at SS in the big leagues to take him at #4
  11. QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 08:42 AM) With few exceptions, they are playing all around awful. The errors, baserunning gaffes, are occurring almost every game and by the boatload. It is one reason I want the Sox to draft Madrigal. Probably comparing him to Altuve is unfair, but little guys do flourish. He could be a RH Adam Eaton who can play middle infield. And on top of it, his baseball IQ is supposedly off the charts. It's one thing this team needs. Saladino is probably the highest baseball IQ on the roster. He hardly plays. I'd say Yolmer is probably next, and it's up in the air if he really is a regular player on a contender. Everyone else is iffy. I think its a big need. Maybe some of his baseball smarts could rub off on others. I'd have to be quite confident that Nick Madrigal could play SS in the pros for me to take him at #4.
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    FutureSox Night at Guaranteed Rate

    QUOTE (CaliSoxFanViaSWside @ Apr 13, 2018 -> 10:38 AM) Shouldn't this be pinned ? It should be. I don't have that kind of power though haha
  13. QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ Apr 12, 2018 -> 11:17 AM) Apologies in advance, some of the embedded tweets seem to not be working in the article. We are investigating. The rest of the article is just fine, it just may look weird in some places regarding tweets. The embedding has been taken care of. It is now fixed.
  14. We will be releasing an article this week detailing FutureSox Night this year. It's an OF ticket and patio party on Wednesday June 13th 2018 vs Cleveland. The total ends up being $52.68. IT includes game ticket and patio ticket which gives you unlimited food and beer from 5:40-7:40 on the patio. More details are coming and Matt is working on final approval for a charitable donation that we are making. I wanted to post the link in here though just in case anyone wants to get tickets. https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/tickets/specials#future-sox UPDATE: We are official, and here are the details. Go take a look, and come out to join us!
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    2018 MiLB White Sox news and notes

    QUOTE (GenericUserName @ Apr 12, 2018 -> 01:44 PM) From the guys I could find any info on, they seem to be older prospects. Considering several were pitchers, they are probably guys who developed late and are just being discovered now. Also, for signings under $10,000 (which many of these older ones probably are) the money doesn't count against the bonus pool, so we could be out of money and still sign those guys. I'm going to create a post for FutureSox as soon as Badler's international review goes up