White Sox seventh ranked prospect records another quality start for Triple-A Charlotte. Right handed pitcher doing his best to get promoted to majors.
The Chicago White Sox haven’t had many quality starts this season with their stating pitchers. However, the team’s seventh ranked prospect has been stellar over his last five starts including his previous outing on Friday for Triple-A Charlotte.
Reynaldo Lopez, the Sox seventh ranked prospect recorded his fifth consecutive quality start in a 2-1 Charlotte Knights loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Friday. Lopez pitched six innings while giving up one earned run on a home run and recording six strikeouts. Although Lopez didn’t get the win, he was able to lower his ERA on the season to 3.65.
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With the Sox experiencing a lack of quality starts, Lopez continues to show the team that he’s worthy of a promotion soon. The 23-year-old starting pitcher hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in his last five stats. Lopez has also prevented opposing teams from walking as he hasn’t allowed more than two walks in any start during the same span.
Another pitcher that could be worthy of a promotion is Jordan Guerrero of Double-A Birmingham. Unlike Lopez, Guerrero isn’t worthy of a promotion to the majors, but he should get a promotion soon to Triple-A. Much like Lopez on Friday, Guerrero recorded a quality start in a losing effort for the Barons.
Guerrero, the Sox 30th ranked prospect pitched seven innings while allowing just one earned run against the Jackson Generals. Birmingham would lose 2-1 to Jackson, but Guerrero’s start shows he could be ready for Triple-A soon. Guerrero is 6-9 with a 3.65 ERA this season for the Barons and has recorded quality starts in three of his previous five outings. With Lopez and Guerrero both having solid starts on Friday, the Sox appear to have some good pitching depth in the minors that will certainly be helpful in future seasons.
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