Josh Phegley helps IL win Triple-A All-Star Game


Sep 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley (36) hits a single against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox prospect Josh Phegley was a part of the winning team on Wednesday evening with the International League defeating the Pacific Coast League, 7-3 in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

The game was held in Durham, N.C. (home of the Durham Bulls), and White Sox prospect and current Charlotte Knights catcher Phegley finished 1-for-2 with one run and one strikeout. His hit was a single.

At Triple-A this season, the Knights’ catcher is batting .264 with 13 home runs and 40 RBIs. In 73 games played thus far in ’14, Phegley has collected 75 hits, 37 going for extra bases, including 21 doubles and three triples.

In the month of July (10 games), Phegley has 18 hits with two doubles, one triple and two home runs. He has also collected seven RBIs this month.

What stands out for Phegley, who has been in the Minors since ’09, when at the plate is he is batting .281 against left-handers and .255 vs. RHP.

Now the question that has to be asked is if and when will Phegley will get another chance to play in the Majors.

In 2013, he played in 65 games for the White Sox, batting .206 with four home runs and 22 RBIs.

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For the White Sox this season, catcher Tyler Flowers is batting .218 with 26 RBIs in 79 games, and reserve catcher Adrian Nieto is batting .258 with 17 hits and four RBIs in 31 games.

Maybe it is time to give Phegley another chance in the Majors for the remainder of the season.