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Robert learning ropes from Abreu, Moncada

The clubhouse locker belonging to Luis Robert is nestled between Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada. It's a trio with the potential to stand at the center of White Sox championship contention in the not-too-distant future.

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Hansen enters White Sox spring camp healthy

Alec Hansen doesn't really have any expectations for the 2019 season, and that mindset is not exactly a bad thing for the 6-foot-7 right-handed hurler.

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Draft prospects you should know: Quinn Priester, Cary-Grove H.S. RHSP

This righty from northwest suburban Cary is one of the top prep pitchers in the country

When you have the No. 3 overall pick, it’s never too soon to take a quick peek into this year’s MLB draft. This year’s draft class is loaded with excellent hitting prospects, but is relatively weak on the pitching side.

Draft Prospects You Should Know is a new series that features prospects who the White Sox could pursue in this year’s draft. As the June draft nears, we’ll return to many of...

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Year of the Hamster

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 12

Sound the bells, Luis Basabe is our No. 11 prospect! Now, who is the 12th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

In order to get as many names as possible on the ballot, we’re going to run a list of 25 players out for each round, with combined 2018 stats to help you out in your decision-making process.

By starting this fan vote series and the list of Top 100 Prospects simultaneously, by the time the SSS staff list has counted up from 100 to 50, this SSS poll vote will have counted down...

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Darren Jackson

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 89: Mitch Roman

The 2016 12th round pick immediately showed off his speed and ability to put the bat on the ball, but has struggled in those areas as he’s moved up the ranks

Mitch Roman
6´0´´
161 pounds
Bats: Right
Age: 23
SSS rank among all second basemen in the system: 6

After Roman was selected in the 12th round in 2016, he showed blew up rookie ball, slashing .332/.392/.418 with 26 stolen bases. He was as slappy and fast as you can get in Great Falls. However, once Roman earned his promotion to...

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Palka slims down, works on D over offseason

Daniel Palka placed a focus on improving his defense this past offseason.

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Talented Jimenez drawing comparisons to greats

The names of Manny Ramirez and Miguel Cabrera have been evoked when searching for comparisons involving Eloy Jimenez, the No. 1 White Sox prospect per MLB Pipeline and No. 3 overall in baseball.

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Brett Ballantini

South Side skinnies: February 16

Today’s roundup of the endless spring training storylines that pockmark the pre-games phase in Glendale

The Glendale spring hits with fury. Guys with numbers that might as well be in the three digits hit the main fields, everyone has put on 15 pounds of muscle and/or is in the “best shape of his life,” reporters garrulously start counting down to Opening Day or adding up the tiresome tropes of spring training.

Meanwhile, we eat it all up, because, for some of us, it’s like, 20° out....

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Year of the Hamster

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 11

Either this poll is getting more popular by the day, or the Russian troll farms have found SSS. Zack Burdi is the shocker at No. 10. Now, who is the 11th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

In order to get as many names as possible on the ballot, we’re going to run a list of 25 players out for each round, with combined 2018 stats to help you out in your decision-making process.

By starting this fan vote series and the list of Top 100 Prospects simultaneously, by the time the SSS staff...

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Darren Jackson

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 90: Ty Greene

The 16th-rounder came out swinging in his first stint in pro ball

Ty Greene
6´0´´
185 pounds
Bats: Left
Age: 21
SSS rank among all catchers in the system: 7

Greene was drafted in the 16th round in 2018 and was given a $75,000 signing bonus — one of the lower bonuses of the 16th round.

Baseball America had Greene ranked 244th in their pre-draft rankings, so it seemed like a value get when the White Sox were able to get him 468th overall. The club projected him to be an average defensive...

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Rodon healthy, eager for Spring Training work

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon feels like "a normal guy" after going through a normal offseason where he didn't have to worry about injury rehab work.

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Brett Ballantini

South Side skinnies: February 15

A roundup of the endless spring training storylines that pockmark the pre-games phase in Glendale

The Glendale spring hits with fury. Guys with numbers that might as well be in the three digits hit the main fields, everyone has put on 15 pounds of muscle and/or is in the “best shape of his life,” reporters garrulously start counting down to Opening Day or adding up the tiresome tropes of spring training.

Meanwhile, we eat it all up, because, for some of us, it’s like, 20° out. Or,...

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Kopech feels good enough to pitch, but won't

How good does Michael Kopech feel approximately five months removed from Tommy John surgery? Let the 22-year-old right-hander explain those positive vibes from White Sox camp on Friday morning at Camelback Ranch.

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katiesphil

Boys and girls of spring

A spring training thread

I’m going to miss spring training this year. Or rather, I’m going to miss my annual ST game this year. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our more or less annual trek to Ft. Myers is off this year, so no game for me. But let me digress a moment …

My mother-in-law has a place in Florida near Ft. Myers. For the past several years, the wife, daughters and I have taken their spring break (philskatie teaches at the girls’ school) as a chance to go down and visit....

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Daniel Victor

Draft prospects you should know: Daniel Espino, Georgia Premier Academy RHSP

His wicked arsenal has faced down some of the best prep talent in the country

When you have the No. 3 overall pick, it’s never too soon to take a quick peek into this year’s MLB draft. This year’s draft class is loaded with excellent hitting prospects, but is relatively weak on the pitching side.

Draft Prospects You Should Know is a new series that features prospects who the White Sox could pursue in this year’s draft. As the June draft nears, we’ll return to many of these...

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Year of the Hamster

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 10

The ballot boxes were stuffed fuller than any round so far ... with Luis González the surprise No. 9. Now, who is the 10th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

In order to get as many names as possible on the ballot, we’re going to run a list of 25 players out for each round, with combined 2018 stats to help you out in your decision-making process.

By starting this fan vote series and the list of Top 100 Prospects simultaneously, by the time the SSS staff list has counted up from 100...

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Brett Ballantini

The 2019 White Sox by the numbers

Your guide to the spring training South Siders — without a scorecard!

The Chicago White Sox have 60 players in spring training this year, consisting of the entire 40-man roster plus 20 non-roster invitees. So you can discern who everyone is without a Glendale souvenir stand scorecard, here’s a numerical list of all players and members of the coaching staff who’ll appear in camp. The list includes White Sox retired numbers, so you can see the complete numerical progression.

Players on...

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Giolito "mindful' of personal success in '19

In a quest to improve on a rough 2018 campaign, White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito described his offseason as not just working hard, but also working smart.

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White Sox prospect Burger on comeback trail

Jake Burger steps into the batting cages at the Camelback Ranch complex and rips off a series of line drives. Even though the White Sox top pick in the 2017 MLB Draft has been sidelined for almost one year because of two different left Achilles ruptures, and he is not part of big league camp in Spring Training, it's no surprise to anyone he's swinging with such gusto.

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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 91: Tanner Banks

At each step, this southpaw just keeps getting results

Tanner Banks
6´1´´
195 pounds
Throws: Left
Age: 27
SSS rank among all left-handed starters in the system: 7

After Banks spent his first two years with Salt Lake C.C. (where one of his teammates was former White Sox farmhand Eddy Alvarez), he transferred to Utah for his junior and senior seasons. After a decent junior season with the Utes, Banks struggled badly in his senior season with a 5.71 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 52 innings, allowing 65...

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