White Sox Double-A affiliate won its fourth straight contest behind solid performances to climb over the .500 mark early in the season.
The Chicago White Sox have many outfield prospects currently with Double-A Birmingham. After many of these same prospects experienced success last season with High-A Winston-Salem, they began this very year off to a slow start.
Outfield prospects such as Luis Gonzalez, Micker Adolfo and Blake Rutherford each have struggled to start this season. The only other outfield prospect with the Barons that was also with High-A Winston-Salem last season is Joel Booker, but he’s gotten off to a decent start to his 2019 season.
However, Booker’s solid start to this season wasn’t enough for the Barons early on. The Barons began this season with a 4-7 record. Many of the White Sox top prospects struggled in their first taste of Double-A. Despite the slow start for the Barons, they’ve won four consecutive games to improve their record to 8-7.
On Friday night, the Barons defeated the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on the road 7-2. Adolfo went 1-for-5 with a two-run double. Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with an RBI single. For the Barons, the victory couldn’t have come at a better time as they continue to turn their season around.
The White Sox will need to see one or two of their outfield prospects in Double-A make progress as another prospect in Luis Robert, is waiting for his likely promotion while he’s with the Dash.
Triple-A Charlotte had its game postponed on Friday and so did Winston-Salem. Dylan Cease was expected to start for the Knights against the Norfolk Tides. Instead, he will make his third start of the season on Saturday night.
The Dash will also resume their current series on Saturday night against the Potomac Nationals. Robert is the hottest hitter on the Dash and perhaps in the White Sox farm system. He will look to continue his hot start to the season.
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Charlotte Knights-Norfolk Tides (Postponed)
Winston-Salem Dash-Potomac Nationals (Postponed)