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Tim Anderson Highlights White Sox Arizona Fall League Participants

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

RHP Francellis Montas

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

IF Rangel Ravelo

.309/.387/.471, 11 HR, 64 RBI, 527 plate appearances in Double-A

C Kevan Smith

.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.



Quintana Solid in Sunday’s Matinee Tie with Rockies

In a Sunday matinee, Jose Quintana and the White Sox looked to get back on the winning track.  After back to back terrible outings, Quintana was trying to settle down and pitch the best he could in his next to last start of the spring.

Sunday’s game was definitely Quintana at his best.  In a five inning shutout, he gave up only one hit to Wilin Rosario to center field.  After a fly out, Quintana would pick Rosario off first base and then would get Josh Rutledge to ground out to get out of the second inning.  Quintana would also finish with a pair of strike outs as well.

Connor Gillaspie continued his solid spring with two doubles in the game. Outfielders Alejandro DeAza and Blake Tekotte would also get two hits in the game.  One of Tekotte’s hits was a double to right field that scored DeAza in the second.  The Sox as a team would get 11 hits as a team.

Tyler Flowers would tally the second run for the Sox as he scored on a single by Leury GarciaAdam Eaton would follow Garcia with a single to left scoring Blake Tekotte.  These runs would give the Sox a three to nothing lead.

They would also add two more runs in the fifth on a Konerko single and a Tyler Flowers fielder’s choice.  These were the last runs that the Sox would put across the plate on Sunday for the pitchers.  Quintana left the game after the fifth with the lead.

Colorado would crawl their way back into the game with a ground out by Jackson Williams in the bottom of the sixth to score DJ LeMahieu.  They would add another in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Jordan Pacheco to left that scored Drew Stubbs making it 5-2.

The Rockies would add three more in the eighth inning to tie the game up on one hit.  Josh Rutledge would lead off the inning against reliever Scott Downs with a single to left field.  A wild pitch by Downs would lead to Josh Rutledge scoring after he stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Kevan Smith.  An error by shortstop Marcus Semien would then allow both Charlie Culberson and Ryan Wheeler to score who got on base by walks.

Neither team would add runs in the ninth leading to the game being called a tie.  It’s the White Sox’s fifth tie of the spring.  The next game is Monday afternoon affair against the Seattle Mariners with rookie Eric Johnson getting the nod for the Sox.