Here are reports for the Chicago White Sox minor league affiliates from the week of 4/3 to 4-6.
• Triple-A: Charlotte Knights (3-1)
The Charlotte Knights have begun the season with a 3-1 record in a series with at Norfolk.
The won by scores of 3-0, 3-2 and 2-1. The loss came in the second game of the series by a 4-2 score.
In 10 at-bats this season, the Knights are led at the plate by Tyler Saladino with a .500 batting average. He has tallied five hits (one double) with one RBI, one walk, two runs and six total bases. Saladino, a shortstop, has an on-base percentage of .600.
Catcher Josh Phegley is second with a .364 BA in 11 at-bats. His stat line from the first series reads: three runs, four hits (one double, one triple), seven total bases and one walk.
Phegley has a slugging percentage of .636 and a .417 OBP.
Scott Carroll leads the Knights with a 1-0 record in six innings pitched. In that span, his ERA is 0.00 on five hits and two walks.
Dylan Axelrod and Zach Putnam are also 1-0 overall. David Purcey and Ryan Kussmaul each have a save.
• Double-A: Birmingham Barons (1-2)
The Barons have played three games this season, currently holding an overall mark of 1-2 overall. Their game on Sunday was postponed.
In their win on Opening Day, they won by a 9-2 score. Since then, the Barons have lost by scores of 5-4 and 14-7 against Montgomery.
In 13 at-bats this season, Micah Johnson (2B) has a batting average of .462 with an on-base percentage of .846. Johnson, in three games, has scored four runs and totaled six hits. Of those hits, one was a triple and one was a home run.
Johnson also has 11 total bases.
Another player doing well is Jaime Pedroza, also a second baseman. In 11 at-bats this season, he has a batting average of .364 with four total hits, two being home runs. He has 10 total bases and has walked twice. Pedroza’s SLG is .909.
The lone win on the mound for the Barons belongs to Chris Beck. He has an ERA of 3.60 in five innings. He’s allowed four hits, two earned runs, four strikeouts and walked one.
In six innings pitched, Myles Jaye has an ERA of 3.00 with a no-decision. Jaye has struck out three batters.
• Single-A: Winston-Salem Dash (2-2)
The Dash are on a two-game winning streak, as they are 2-2 on the season. They began the year with two losses against Wilmington by scores of 3-1 and 10-3 but rallied in the final two games of the series by scores of 3-2 and 7-1.
In eight at-bats this season, Martin Medina, a catcher, leads the Dash with a .500 batting average (three games). Nick Basto (3B), in 11 at-bats in three games, has a .364 batting average with two RBIs and two doubles.
Courtney Hawkins (CF), in four games, is batting .357 with two doubles, three runs and six RBIs but has struck out six times.
Euclides Leyer and Jarrett Casey have the two pitching wins for the Dash. Leyer, in two games has pitched, 4.2 innings with an ERA of 0.00 and three strikeouts. Casey has also pitched two games this season (3.0 innings) with a 0.00 ERA and six strikeouts.
• Single-A: Kannapolis Intimidators
The Intimidators are also 2-2 on the season, alternating wins and losses. They began the season with a 3-1 loss to Greenville but came back for a 7-2 win.
They then lost their second game by an 8-2 score and on Sunday won by a score of 8-5.
Tyler Williams (3B), in nine at-bats, is batting .556 with five hits, three runs and three RBIs.
In 12 at-bats thus far, Carl Thomore (OF) is batting .333 with fur hits, two runs, one RBI and one walk.
Tyler Danish and Dylan Chavez have the two pitching wins for the Intimidators. In five innings, Danish has allowed no runs on four hits and two walks. He’s struck out six.
Chavez has pitched two innings with a 4.50 ERA in one game.
James Dykstra has an ERA of 3.60 in five innings, though he has a loss. He’s allowed two earned runs on two hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.
In three innings of relief, Jose Bautista has six strikeouts.
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