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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Man of Steele and dog’s best friend

Steele Walker is a name Chicago White Sox fans need to have familiarity with, and the reasons are multiple.  First, in just two short months, his sweet, left-handed swing is likely to be spraying rockets all over the minor league fields of the South Atlantic League as a member of the Kannapolis Intimidators.  Second, the name. In “Steele Walker,” you have two baseball terms side-by-side, and a

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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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My lifetime love affair with baseball

Let me preface this post by telling everyone… I am not a professional baseball scout. First and foremost, I am a HUGE fan (both literally and figuratively). I plan on losing the “literally” of that equation by getting my ass aboard a treadmill more frequently in 2019. That being said, I have an insatiable appetite for all things baseball and am always striving to learn more about

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