After leading the American League in hitting during the month of April, we have to ask the question: Is Avisail Garcia for real?
Chuck Garfien, Chris Kamka and Slavko Bekovic break down the numbers and wonder if the new and improved Garcia is here to stay.
Then Ryan McGuffey checks in from Birmingham, Ala., where he's on assignment covering the White Sox minor league system. Guff took a bus ride with the Birmingham Barons, the White Sox Double-A team following their win in Montgomery. He spent time with Michael Kopech and the rest of the Barons team.
Finally, Dan Hayes interviews White Sox pitcher Tommy Kahnle about his incredible start to the season and what changes he made that helped make him one of the top relievers in April.
It's all in the latest episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, which you can listen to below:
In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert? Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike? What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.
If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here
Listen to the full Part 2 of 'Ask Us Anything' at this link or in the embedded player below:
White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.
Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.
Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.
It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.
Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.
Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.
Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.