As part of a weekly series, presented by Ozinga, CSNChicago.com will highlight the top performances of several prospects in a weekly minor league report.
White Sox Blueprint Player of the Week: Blake Hickman (SP), Kannapolis Intimidators
It's been a long road to recovery for the White Sox 2015 draft pick.
Hickman, a Chicago native who graduated from Simeon Career Academy and was part of the White Sox ACE youth program, made his professional debut last week after missing nearly two years with Tommy John Surgery.
In his first career minor-league start, the 6-foot-5 right-hander allowed just one run on five hits with two strikeouts in six innings of work against the Hickory Crawdads.
Hickman followed up that performance on Wednesday, surrendering just four hits and no earned runs with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
The 23-year-old Hickman will be back on the mound next week against the Hagerstown Suns.
After a rocky outing following his first career professional no-hitter, Lucas Giolito dominated an impressive Durham Bulls lineup.
Giolito allowed just one run on five hits and compiled 11 strikeouts in six innings.
Since getting outrighted to Charlotte, Cody Asche has found his groove in the minor leagues. Asche has .355 average with three home runs and 12 RBI in his last 10 games.
Former 15th round draft selection Jordan Guerrero has turned the corner after a shaky first two months of the season.
Since the calendar turned to June, Guerrero has stymied opposing hitters to the tune of just three earned runs and 10 strikeouts in his last two starts.
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The White Sox may have found a hidden gem from the 2015 draft in shortstop Danny Mendick.
While he's a bit old for Single-A, the 23-year-old Mendick has been scorching at the plate over the last two weeks.
Over his last 10 games, Mendick has 15 hits to go along with two homers and six RBI. The New York-native has also added three stolen bases during that span.
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Josue Guerrero, the nephew of future MLB Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, made his debut after signing a $1.1 million deal with the club last June.
It's been a slow start for Guerrero as he's slashing just .190/.292/.286, but he's second on the team with four RBI and has two doubles in his first five games.