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Daily White Sox prospects update: Gavin Sheets hits his first homer of 2018

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Daily White Sox prospects update: Gavin Sheets hits his first homer of 2018

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

Class A Winston-Salem

Gavin Sheets hit his first home run of the season in a 12-4 loss. While it's taken him this long to hit his first ball out of the park, Sheets has a .380 on-base percentage and his 24 walks make for one of the top 10 totals in the Carolina League. Blake Rutherford doubled in this one, while Sheets, Rutherford, Alex Call and Luis Alexander Basabe combined to draw five walks.

Class A Kannapolis

Luis Gonzalez and Evan Skoug each had a hit in a 9-3 win.

Triple-A Charlotte

Charlie Tilson had two hits in a 9-3 loss.

Daily White Sox prospects update: Eloy Jimenez homers, Seby Zavala goes to the DL

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Daily White Sox prospects update: Eloy Jimenez homers, Seby Zavala goes to the DL

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

Double-A Birmingham

Eloy Jimenez hit his eighth home run of the season in a 7-3 loss. Zack Collins and Matt Rose each had a hit, a walk and a run scored. Ian Clarkin gave up five runs and walked five in his five innings. Seby Zavala, who leads the Southern League with 10 homers, went on the disabled list with a wrist injury.

Triple-A Charlotte

Jordan Stephens had a good second outing at the Triple-A level, allowing just one earned run in his 6.1 innings. He allowed five hits and walked two, striking out four batters. In his two starts with Charlotte, he's got a 2.19 ERA with three earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings. Charlie Tilson doubled in the 12-6 win. Thyago Vieira gave up two runs in his lone inning of work, and his ERA stands at 5.85 on the season.

Class A Winston-Salem

The bats seem to have gone a tad cold for the Dash, who suffered a 4-1 loss. The top five hitters in the lineup — Joel Booker, Alex Call, Blake Rutherford, Micker Adolfo and Gavin Sheets — combined to go 2-for-18.

Class A Kannapolis

Lincoln Henzman gave up four earned runs in five innings, allowing a pair of home runs. Luis Gonzalez and Evan Skoug each had a hit in a 5-3 loss.

Daily White Sox prospects update: Michael Kopech and Dylan Cease dominate

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Daily White Sox prospects update: Michael Kopech and Dylan Cease dominate

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

Triple-A Charlotte

Michael Kopech bounced back from a pair of brief starts in which he allowed a combined 10 runs with a dominant performance in a 1-0 win. He pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and walking two batters while striking out nine. Kopech's ERA remains a hair above 4.00 on the season, but he upped his strikeout total to 53 in 40.1 innings. This was his first win of the campaign.

Class A Winston-Salem

Dylan Cease logged six shutout innings in a 6-0 win. He allowed two hits and walked two, striking out six. His ERA fell to 3.12 on the season, and he has 48 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. Luis Alexander Basabe had a big night at the plate, banging out three hits, including a home run and a double, driving in two runs and scoring a run. Joel Booker also homered and scored three times. Blake Rutherford and Micker Adolfo each had a hit and two walks.

Double-A Birmingham

Dane Dunning didn't fare quite as well as his fellow highly rated pitching prospects, lasting just four innings in an 8-0 loss. Only three of the five runs he allowed were earned and he struck out six, but he also allowed six hits and walked a pair. Eloy Jimenez, Zack Collins and Seby Zavala were a combined 1-for-11.