White Sox top prospects shine in series win for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday. Newly promoted pitcher gets introduction to Class A Advanced with Winston-Salem.
Chicago White Sox top prospects helped lead the Triple-A Charlotte Knights to a series victory over the Gwinnett Braves Sunday at BB&T Ballpark on Sunday. Charlotte defeated Gwinnett 7-1 in their series finale. Carson Fulmer, the Sox fifth top prospect posted a quality start for the Knights. Yoan Moncada, the top prospect in the minors went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Fulmer, pitching in his sixth start of the season for Charlotte had one of his better outings of the 2017 campaign. The 2015 first round draft pick pitched six innings, allowing just one earned run and recording four strikeouts. Unlike his previous start, Fulmer only allowed one walk against the Gwinnett Braves on Sunday.
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This start for Fulmer has to be encouraging for Sox fans. Fulmer has lowered his ERA to 2.88 with the Knights and has minimized walks this season. Despite walking five batters in his previous start, Fulmer hasn’t issued more than two walks in any other outing for Charlotte in 2017.
For Moncada, his hot day at the plate contributed to the steady climb in his batting average. Moncada raised his batting average to .352 with his three hit day and he’s hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games. With the Sox struggling on offense, many fans might want to see Moncada promoted quickly. However, the Sox aren’t looking to rush the talented prospect.
Another Sox top prospect, Dane Dunning got his first taste of Class A Advanced baseball on Sunday. Dunning however, didn’t pitch as well in his first start for the Winston-Salem Dash. The 2016 first round pick (29th overall)and 10th ranked Sox prospect lasted just 2.2 innings in his first start for the Dash against the Salem Red Sox. Dunning allowed five hits, three earned runs, three walks and recorded six strikeouts.
Although Dunning didn’t have a good outing in his first start for the Dash, Winston-Salem was able to avoid the sweep by defeating the Salem Red Sox 11-7. Sox sixth ranked top prospect Zack Collins was 1-for-4 with a triple for the Dash. Luis Alexander Basabe, the Sox eighth ranked prospect was 1-for-5 for Winston-Salem.
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