White Sox prospects perform well in respective All-Star games on Tuesday evening. An underrated prospect had an MVP performance in Carolina League.
While many Chicago White Sox fans are getting restless with seeing the team lose six consecutive games, many of their prospects had a solid Tuesday night. There were three All-Star games that took place across three minor league levels.
The Southern League of Double-A, the Carolina League of Single-A Advanced and the South Atlantic League of Single-A each had All-Star games on Tuesday. White Sox prospects were well represented in each game, and many of them had solid performances.
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Zack Collins, the Sox ninth-ranked prospect won the Home Run Derby that took place just before the Southern League All-Star Game. In the game, Collins went 1-for-3 with an RBI single for the Southern North All-Stars. The Southern South All-Stars would win 9-5 on Tuesday.
However, Collins wasn’t the only Sox prospect to shine in the Southern League All-Star Game. Eloy Jimenez, the fourth-ranked overall prospect also went 1-for-3. Seby Zavala was 1-for-2 while Danny Mendick collected two hits to finish his night hitting 2-for-4 on Tuesday.
Dane Dunning, the Sox sixth-ranked prospect pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts for the South All-Stars. Ian Hamilton pitched 2/3 of an inning without giving up a hit. Jose Ruiz, however, allowed two earned runs in just 1/3 of an inning pitched.
For the Carolina League All-Star Classic, Joel Booker had a big game for the South Division All-Stars. Booker went 3-for-4 with a leadoff home run and had four total RBIs in the game on Tuesday. Booker was named the Carolina League All-Star Classic MVP for his performance. Other Sox prospects that participated in the game included Luis Alexander Basabe, Dylan Cease, Bernardo Flores and Matt Foster.
In a 7-6 win for the South Division All-Stars, Basabe reached base once and recorded a stolen base along with scoring a run. Cease and Flores each pitched scoreless innings while also recording two strikeouts. Foster allowed one earned run on two hits in his one inning pitched for the South Division All-Stars.
The SAL All-Star Game was won by the South All-Stars 9-5. Laz Rivera had the best performance of any Sox prospect in the game as he went 2-for-3 for the North All-Stars. Craig Dedelow participated in the Home Run Derby along with Tate Blackman. In the SAL All-Star Game, Dedelow recorded a hit and a walk. Blackman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Jake Elliott pitched 1.2 scoreless innings while Blake Battenfield allowed one earned run on two hits in one inning pitched.
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