White Sox prospect continues to rehab with Low-A Kannapolis. The outfielder’s progress was stalled with an injury before the start of the season.
White Sox outfield prospect Luis Alexander Basabe made his season debut this past Monday with Low-A Kannapolis. On Tuesday night, he collected two hits in the Intimidators 5-2 win over the Charleston RiverDogs.
Basabe’s start to this season was stalled after he suffered a broken hand in Spring Training. After finishing last season with a .251/.340/.394 slash line with Double-A Birmingham, Basabe looked to be on a path to reaching Triple-A this season. However, his start to this season being derailed by injury could stall his progression through the White Sox farm system.
The White Sox currently have many outfield prospects with the Barons. Basabe could very well end up back with the Barons after he’s done with the Intimidators. If none of the Barons starting outfielders that are struggling turn their seasons around, they could lose playing time to Basabe.
For the Barons, they were shutout at home 3-0 by the Jackson Generals on Monday night. The Barons managed just seven hits and the only player with more than one hit was Blake Rutherford who went 2-for-4 to raise his batting average on the year to .131. As mentioned earlier, there are some White Sox outfield prospects that are currently struggling in Double-A.
Micker Adolfo is hitting just .206 and went 1-for-4 on Monday. Luis Gonzalez had a 1-for-3 Monday night for the Barons at the plate. However, Joel Booker remains the lone White Sox outfield prospect to continue to have a hot start to this year. He went 1-for-3 in the Barons loss on Monday and is currently hitting .375.
In Triple-A, the Charlotte Knights improved their record to 13-6 with an 11-9 win in 10 innings over the Toledo MudHens. Danny Mendick hit a three-run walk-off home run to give the Knights the victory as they entered the bottom half of the 10th inning trailing Toledo 9-8.
The Winston-Salem Dash of High-A were also victorious on Monday. The Dash would defeat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-2 on the road. Nick Madrigal went 1-for-5 while Jameson Fisher and Zach Remillard each collected three hits on Monday night. This was the third consecutive game without Luis Robert for the Dash as he recovers from his most recent injury.
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