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Around the ALC: Tigers blast nine homers


Around the ALC: Tigers blast nine homers

Detroit 18, Atlanta 3: Box Score AP Recap

Julio Teheran -- regarded as one of the game's elite pitching prospects -- gave up six hits in two innings. All six hits were home runs, and Detroit wound up hitting three more to give them nine in the game. Alex Avila, Ryan Raburn (twice), Brennan Boesch, Prince Fielder, Delmon Young, Jhonny Peralta and Danny Worth went yard in a scary display of offensive force. But on the bright side, Miguel Cabrera committed an error, although that really doesn't matter because, uh, nine home runs.

Kansas City 6, Texas 1: Box score AP Recap

Johnny Giovatella, Billy Butler, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain all reached base twice. On the flip side, Jeff Francouer went 0-3 and Yuniesky Betancourt 0-2, giving some early fodder to sabermagicians. And Vin Mazzaro, who gave up 14 runs in 2 13 innings in a game last year, threw two scoreless inning.

Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 3: Box Score AP Recap Boston 8, Minnesota 3: Box Score AP Recap

Terry Doyle, who the Twins selected from the White Sox in December's Rule 5 Draft, threw two scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one in Minnesota's game against Tampa Bay. Neither Joe Mauer nor Justin Morneau played in either of the Twins' games.

Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 6: Box Score AP Recap

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed five runs -- one earned -- on five hits and one walk in just an inning of work. Cleveland didn't play too many of their position player starters, although former Twins shortstop Cristian Guzman re-surfaced to go 1-2 with a walk.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Class A manager Justin Jirschele, youngest manager in professional baseball


White Sox Talk Podcast: Class A manager Justin Jirschele, youngest manager in professional baseball

27-year-old Justin Jirschele made quite an impression in his first season as manager of the White Sox Class-A affiliate in Kannapolis. He helped lead the Intimidators to the South Atlantic League championship, and was named White Sox Minor League Coach of the Year. Jirschele came on the podcast to speak with Chuck Garfien about how he went from playing minor league baseball with the White Sox to coaching in their system. He talks about how growing up with a dad who was coaching minor league baseball helped mold him as a manager who is wise beyond his years. Jirschele also gives a report on some of the top White Sox prospects he managed last season such as Jake Burger, Alec Hansen, Dane Dunning and Miker Adolfo.

After baseball punishes Braves, one ranker says White Sox have game's best farm system


After baseball punishes Braves, one ranker says White Sox have game's best farm system

The White Sox farm system is baseball's best, according to one of the people making those rankings.

In the wake of Major League Baseball's punishment of the Atlanta Braves for breaking rules regarding the signing of international players — which included the removal of 12 illegally signed prospects from the Braves' organization — MLB.com's Jim Callis tweeted out his updated top 10, and the White Sox are back in first place.

Now obviously there are circumstances that weakened the Braves' system, allowing the White Sox to look stronger by comparison. But this is still an impressive thing considering that three of the White Sox highest-rated prospects from the past year are now full-time big leaguers.

Yoan Moncada used to be baseball's No. 1 prospect, and pitchers Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez weren't too far behind. That trio helped bolster the highly ranked White Sox system. Without them, despite plenty of other highly touted prospects, common sense would say that the White Sox would slide down the rankings.

But the White Sox still being capable of having baseball's top-ranked system is a testament to the organizational depth Rick Hahn has built in such a short period of time.

While prospect rankings are sure to be refreshed throughout the offseason, here's how MLB Pipeline's rankings look right now in regards to the White Sox:

4. Eloy Jimenez
9. Michael Kopech
22. Luis Robert
39. Blake Rutherford
57. Dylan Cease
90. Alec Hansen