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South Side Sox: South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 26: Luis Curbelo
2018 SSS Top Prospects rank: 29
SSS rank among all shortstops in the system: 2
Curbelo began his high school career at the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy, and after performing well on the summer showcase circuit, he moved to Cocoa (Fla.) High as a senior to increase his exposure. At the time of the 2016 draft, Curbelo was the 33rd-ranked prep prospect in the country, according to PerfectGame. As a result, when he fell to the sixth round, the White Sox pounced and paid him an over-slot bonus of $700,000.
South Side Sox: Draft Prospects You Should Know
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.
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 athletes and provide updates on whether their stocks are rising (or falling).<strong>Maurice Hampton </strong>
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Maurice Hampton, who won't turn 18 until August, is a terrific two-sport athlete who will have a tough decision to make once he gets drafted.
Chicago Tribune: Baseball needs a good beef and Adam Eaton and Todd Frazier are just what the doctor ordered
In the long and often torturous history of White Sox baseball, 2016 will be remembered as a season that went completely off the rails, convincing White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to sign off on a rebuilding plan currently in its third year.
The tipping point was Chris Sale's uniform-slicing episode in July, but it started in spring training with the Drake LaRoche saga when players took sides over management's decision to ban the 14-year-old son of first baseman Adam LaRoche from traveling with the team and having his own locker in the clubhouse.
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South Side Sox: White Sox Minor League Weekly Update: Week 7
Zack Collins: .000 BA, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K
Seby Zavala: .286 BA, 2 HR, 3 R, 7 RBI, 1 BB, 8 K
Danny Mendick: .348 BA, 1 HR, 5 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 SB
Daniel Palka: .450 BA, 3 HR, 9 R, 7 RBI, 8 BB, 5 K ***MVP of the Week***
Eloy Jimenez: .318 BA, 1 HR, 3 R, 0 BB, 5 K (on a rehab assignment)
Ian Hamilton: 3 IP, 5.
Fansided: White Sox: Yonder Alonso, Jon Jay Are Wasteful Acquisitions
The Chicago White Sox once attempted to sign a superstar free agent. It happened this past offseason. They were unsuccessful in their attempt to sign the free agent even after they acquired his brother-in-law and signed his good friend.
This superstar free agent is none other than Manny Machado. Machado would go on to sign with the San Diego Padres while the White Sox were left with Yonder Alonso via trade and a free agent signing of Jon Jay. With the Sox missing out on Machado, it made their acquisitions of his brother-in-law and good friend come under much more scrutiny.
CSN Chicago: White Sox get lesson in why they need their own Justin Verlander type to finish off rebuild
Who will be the White Sox version of Justin Verlander? Their version of Jon Lester?
The big-name veteran brought in from outside the organization to be the cherry on top of a rebuilding effort and push things into contention mode. Who will Rick Hahn & Co. bring in to play that role on the South Side?
The White Sox got a firsthand lesson in why such a player is a necessity, dominated in every sense by Verlander on Tuesday night in Houston. Verlander, who long tormented the White Sox when he played for the division-rival Tigers, took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with one run, one hit and one walk allowed in eight dazzling frames.
South Side Sox: Astros, Verlander dominate White Sox, 5-1
Justin Verlander, at age 36 no less, once again dominated the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night in Houston's 5-1 victory.
The righty threw eight innings of one-hit ball, giving up just one run and striking out 12. The Sox can only hope Michael Kopech can turn into that sort of explosive pitcher. Verlander is pitching arguably his best baseball of his career -- he has certainly reinvented himself in Houston.
Jose Abreu broke up Verlander's no-hitter in the seventh inning, launching a 416-foot home run to center field.
Chicago Tribune: White Sox manage just 1 hit off Justin Verlander in a 5-1 loss to the Astros
Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 12 to lead the Astros to a 5-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night.
Verlander (8-1) was in control from the first pitch, allowing one hit and walking one in eight innings for his fourth straight win and the seventh in eight starts. The only hit off him came when Jose Abreu sent the first pitch of his at-bat just over the wall and out of reach of a leaping Jake Marisnick in straightaway center field with one out in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-1.
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Fansided: White Sox: The Return of Eloy Jimenez Could Help Offense
After a nasty collision with the wall against Detroit April 26, Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez was placed on the 10-day injured list. The injury can be seen at the 1:55 mark of the video below.
Many feared the White Sox top prospect would miss more than 10 days upon seeing the injury. Even a day after, Jimenez told Bruce Levine of 670 The Score, that he could not even walk. Fortunately, after that first day, he was able to walk and was placed on the 10-day IL escaping the absence from more games.
Chicago Tribune: Former White Sox teammates Todd Frazier and Adam Eaton exchange heated words during the Mets-Nationals game: 'He's very childish'
So much for burying the hatchet.
Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton -- who were teammates with the White Sox in 2016 -- had a heated exchange between innings that was caught by a television camera Monday night at Citi Field.
The players jawed at each other from a distance in the middle of the third inning, prompting several Nationals to take a few steps out of the dugout. First-base umpire Mike Estabrook stepped in front of Eaton, and Frazier was restrained by a teammate just outside the Mets dugout.