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Montgomery making a mad Dash for stardom

Top White Sox prospect on offensive tear since return from injury
July 24, 2023

Colson Montgomery headed into the 2023 season feeling good. The 2021 first-round pick made it to Double-A in his first full season of pro ball at just 20 years old and earned an invite to big league Spring Training camp. But with things trending in the right direction, earning him

A six-pack of Colás for Charlotte slugger

No. 2 White Sox prospect collects second 2-homer night in a week
July 1, 2023

Oscar Colás has had quite the past week. The No. 79 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline has slugged six long balls in the past five games for Triple-A Charlotte and tallied a pair of two-homer games in that span. One of those two-tater performances came on Friday night in

Draft Picks: Cannon Ballers go beers to the walls

Kannapolis, Cabarrus Brewing Company craft a signature lager
June 13, 2023

This is the fourth in a series of Draft Picks articles about clubs crafting unique and interesting beers for their respective fan bases. Already profiled: Gwinnett's 6-4-3 Pilsner, Spokane's Redband Tangerine Wheat Beer and Fayetteville's Birdy Brew.

Lookouts, Barons celebrate the Negro Leagues

Chattanooga, Birmingham honor historic Choo-Choos, Black Barons
June 11, 2023

For the second straight season, Double-A Chattanooga celebrated Negro League Appreciation Weekend. The event started on Friday and continued Saturday night as the Lookouts hosted the Barons at AT&T Field. For both games, the two clubs donned commemorative uniforms. The Lookouts suited up as the Chattanooga Choo-Choos to honor the

Comás, on coming out: 'I wanted to be that voice'

Prospect hopes to inspire those in LBGTQ+ community to fight for their dreams
June 2, 2023

It has been a few weeks short of four months since Anderson Comás, a Minor League pitcher in the White Sox organization, announced on his personal Instagram account that he is gay. Aside from some upbeat Instagram stories along the way, Comás, 23, has not spoken of the decision. That

Hendriks 1, cancer 0: Hurler aces 1st rehab outing

All-Star closer returns to mound for Charlotte with perfect inning
May 5, 2023

Liam Hendriks already defeated the most dangerous opponent he'll ever face. A Minor League rehab assignment? That's nothing but another day at the office ... even if it was anything but. Pitching in live game action for the first time in 214 days and two weeks removed from announcing he

It's kind of a pig deal: Kannapolis becomes the Q's

White Sox affiliate pays homage to the city and its barbecue
May 5, 2023

When Kannapolis rebranded at the end of 2019, the club was presented with a myriad of options for a new name. Cannon Ballers was always the top choice, but there was another name that caught the attention of personnel. The Q’s. Just the letter, not short for anything, like the

Winston-Salem Dash to become the Hyphens

For one night, White Sox affiliate will be grammatically correct
May 5, 2023

“Isn’t it technically a hyphen?” High-A Winston-Salem staffers have heard this countless times since the team rebranded from the Warthogs to the Dash in 2009. And yes, the “dash” between Winston and Salem is, technically, a hyphen. But the “Hyphens” don’t really make for a good baseball team name. At

The Road to The Show™: Oscar Colas

Globetrotting outfielder nearing a new home on the South Side
January 10, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked White Sox prospect Oscar Colas. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There are few players in the Minor Leagues

Colas, Sosa charging toward the South Side

International success stories headline Chicago's All-Stars list
December 14, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Chicago White Sox.

Knights' Colas mashes first two Triple-A dingers

Second-ranked White Sox prospect drives in three runs in slugfest
September 24, 2022

Oscar Colas just put the Minors' highest level on notice. The second-ranked White Sox prospect, who quickly earned a reputation throughout his rookie campaign for displaying brute raw power, hammered a pair of jaw-droppers for his first two long balls at the Triple-A level -- as part of a three-hit

Dash's Osik hits for cycle in front of family

White Sox prospect's first four-hit game comes in milestone
August 3, 2022

Although he grew up 78 miles away, Tyler Osik had never been to Coney Island before Tuesday. But after combining for seven knocks in his first two games -- including hitting for the cycle in the second contest -- at High-A Brooklyn’s famed home -- the White Sox prospect was

Getting the call: Barons' Curt Bloom

Birmingham broadcaster to make White Sox debut in 31st season
July 22, 2022

In the Minors, it’s not just the players and coaches who are grinding toward a big league opportunity. This series tells the story of Minor League broadcasters getting their own Major League experience this season. First up, Double-A Birmingham broadcaster Curt Bloom. Advice that originated from Bear Bryant is usually

Prospect Q&A: White Sox outfielder Rutherford

2016 first-rounder talks about his continuing offensive education
July 8, 2022

There was a time when Blake Rutherford was one of the most interesting prospects in baseball. Rutherford, 25, was selected by the Yankees with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 Draft out of Chaminade Prep High School in West Hills, California. He was dealt to the White Sox

Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to 'Shrimp 9-3

OF Micker Adolfo Launched His Sixth Homer of the Season
June 14, 2022

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Right fielder Micker Adolfo launched his sixth home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of a six-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp by a score of 9-3 on Tuesday night at Truist Field.

Big 8th inning dooms Dash in loss to Hickory

April 10, 2022

The Hickory Crawdads came from behind in the second game of the season to beat the Winston-Salem Dash 8-4. Hickory opened up the scoring in the top of the first inning, against Dash starter Matt Thompson. Christian Inoa fell behind 0-2 against Thompson but singled softly into left field, plating

Scouting report: White Sox infielder Montgomery

Athletic shortstop can help restore Chicago system’s prominence
March 1, 2022's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top-ranked White Sox prospect Colson Montgomery. The White Sox farm system fell from prominence for all the right reasons, and now it

Fisher, Sanchez highlight White Sox rookies

Strong bats with versatile gloves get first tastes of The Show
November 15, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Things are heating up on the South Side. For the first time in

Destino leaves yard three times for Dash

White Sox prospect drives in four runs for second straight game
July 30, 2021

Alex Destino had seven home runs through the season’s first two months. After a monster night on Thursday, he’s got more than that in July alone. The White Sox outfield prospect posted the first three-homer game of his career as part of a 4-for-5 night with four RBIs as High-A

The Show Before the Show: Episode 306

Kannapolis GM Millward discusses opening new ballpark at last
April 29, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Road to The Show™: Michael Kopech

Fireballer ready to complete comeback in South Side bullpen
March 1, 2021

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Among the highly ranked and

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

Roundup: White Sox invite Vaughn to camp

Cardinals, Angels also bringing Top-100 talents to Spring Training
February 11, 2021

The White Sox addressed their rotation, bullpen and outfield situation by adding Lance Lynn, Liam Hendriks and Adam Eaton this offseason. Their biggest opening might be at the designated hitter spot. They'll get a closer look at one talented internal option very soon. No. 14 overall prospect Andrew Vaughn is

2021 Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

White Sox prepared to pounce again with a little prospect help
January 27, 2021

This is the third in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for

Drive-thru and Dash: Santa visits Winston-Salem

Claus and crew create socially distanced memories at the ballpark
December 17, 2020

Across the country and around the world, Santa Claus has been recognized as an essential worker. The Winston-Salem Dash are assisting him with his essential work. On Saturday the Dash will host their final installment of "Drive-Thru Santa," a holiday endeavor devised for these pandemic-affected times. Though the name may