Old take on Justin Yurchak

This article originally appeared on the Notes From The Sally website (April 2018) it has been updated to reflect Yurchak’s current performance. Kannapolis Intimidator’s first baseman Justin Yurchak is a baseball player I am very excited about this season.  Taken in the 12th round of the 2017 MLB draft, Yurchak signed for an over slot bonus of $150K and Proceeded to Great Falls (Advanced rookie ball) where

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Prospect profile: Alec Hansen

The other night in Kannapolis I was fortunate to be on hand as Alec Hansen made his Class A debut against the Columbia Fireflies.  A little background research on Hansen will tell you he is a premier prospect who battled issues with command and control while pitching at Oklahoma and his draft stock fell when he was relegated to the bullpen during his junior year.  Once thought

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Craig Dedelow taking his hacks for the Intimidators

Prospect profile: Craig Dedelow

His teammates call him “Deeds”. But unlike the Adam Sandler character in the movie Mr. Deeds, when Craig Dedelow comes up to hit, his opponents aren’t laughing. The Kannapolis Intimidators left fielder is using his blue-collar work ethic to establish himself as a legitimate prospect in the White Sox system. He currently leads the South Atlantic League in doubles (19) and outfield assists (9) while also leading his

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Bryce Bush and Alex Destino are both expected to be major contributors on this year's Kannapolis squad

2019 Kannapolis Intimidators preview: The new blood

Some high-profile prospects that have a chance to spend time with the 2019 Kannapolis Intimidators include: Amado Nunez-Nunez was signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2014 for $900,000.  The 21-year-old infielder should get a crack at full season baseball after hitting .357 with a .962 OPS with 6 HR and 52 RBI at Great Falls in 2018.  Defensively he is a work in

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Prospect profile: Luis Gonzalez

The White Sox farm system is currently ripe with top prospects, and much of that organizational strength is the product of exceptional outfield and pitching talent.  For that reason, Luis Gonzalez often falls victim to a numbers crunch when he is ranked on organizational top-prospect lists.  While there are others in the system with tools that scream, Gonzalez doesn’t have that one eye-popping tool. Instead, he has to settle… settle

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My wife and I wearing our "Sebyliever" shirts with the man himself

My interview with Seby Zavala

In 2016 a young catcher in the Chicago White Sox organization inspired me with his hard work, grit and determination.  That catcher Bernardo Sebastion Zavala (Seby) has gone from being a 12th round pick to becoming a four-time minor league all-star and now as the Charlotte Knights starting catcher, he is on the Sox 40 man roster and on the brink of a major league call up.

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