Things haven’t been going well lately for the Chicago White Sox at the big league level, but down in the minors, things are still looking up for the South Siders.
Some of the team’s top prospects will be participating in the Arizona Fall League in October, and the headlining name on the list is shortstop Tim Anderson. Anderson, who is the number two prospect in the team’s system according to MLB.com, has eight home runs and 38 RBI for three different clubs this season, and is looking to make the leap to the big leagues within the next year or two.
Here are the other six players that will be joining Anderson with the Glendale Desert Dogs:
RHP Chris Bassitt
3-1, 2.08 ERA, 43.1 IP in Rookie and Double-A
5-0, 1.54 ERA, 76 IP in Rookie and High-A
LHP Jefferson Olacio
0-5, 5.16 ERA, 68 IP in High-A and Double-A
.309/.387/.471, 11 HR, 64 RBI, 527 plate appearances in Double-A
.295/.377/.439, 9 HR, 47 RBI, 432 plate appearances in Double-A
LHP Scott Snodgress
6-8, 4.07 ERA, 137 IP in Double-A and Triple-A
One of the interesting omissions from the list for the White Sox is pitcher Carlos Rodon, who was selected by the Sox in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Rodon will be making a start for Triple-A Charlotte this week, and with his exclusion from the list of prospects that will be participating in the AFL, it’s pretty clear that the team will bring him to the majors before the end of the campaign for a little bit of seasoning.
The Desert Dogs will kick things off in Arizona Fall League play on October 7 when they battle the Mesa Solar Sox. The Dogs play their home games at Camelback Ranch, the spring training home of the White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.