White Sox fifth ranked prospect records eight strikeouts for Triple-A Charlotte in win over Louisville. South Siders could use starter in their rotation.
Chicago White Sox fifth ranked prospect Carson Fulmer picked up his fifth win of the season for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. The 2015 first round pick (eighth overall) helped the Knights pick up a road win against the Louisville Bats 5-2.
Fulmer, pitching in his seventh start of the season lasted 5.1 innings while recording eight strikeouts and giving up just one earned run. The 23-year-old pitcher gave up seven hits and allowed just one walk on Friday against Louisville. Although he didn’t post another quality start, Fulmer lowered his ERA on the season to 2.72. Fulmer is 5-1 for Charlotte in 2017 and could be a candidate for a promotion back to the Sox.
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Another top prospect, Yoan Moncada had a solid game for the Knights as well on Friday. Moncada, the top prospect in the minors went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. The 21-year-old has been impressive thus far for Charlotte and is hitting .352 through 31 games played for the Knights.
Although the Knights were able to record a victory on Friday, the Double-A Birmingham Barons were shutout and Class A Advanced Winston-Salem lost on the road. The Barons were shutout 6-0 by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Eddy Alvarez, Mason Robbins and Keon Barnum each had two hits for the Barons in a losing effort.
Despite jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead over the Carolina Mudcats on Friday, Winston-Salem was unable to record its 13th victory of the season. The Dash recorded five hits against Carolina, with Sox sixth ranked prospect Zack Collins going 1-for-5 with a RBI single, two strikeouts and a walk. The Kannapolis Intimidators of Class A had its road game cancelled on Friday against the Augusta GreenJackets due to a power outage.
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