Zack Collins

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

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.

 

What did White Sox prospects do yesterday? More trouble for Carson Fulmer in the minor leagues

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What did White Sox prospects do yesterday? More trouble for Carson Fulmer in the minor leagues

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

Triple-A Charlotte

The good news is that Carson Fulmer only issued one walk in his fourth start at Charlotte since being demoted from the big league club. The bad news is he allowed six runs, five of which were earned, on nine hits, including two homers, in just five innings in this 6-2 loss. Fulmer's 3.68 ERA over those four starts isn't too terrible, but a lot of hitters have reached base against him. In 22 innings, Fulmer's walked 15 batters and given up 19 hits.

Double-A Birmingham

Spencer Adams allowed just one run over six innings in this 3-2 loss. Adams is in a nice groove lately, with one earned run allowed in 21 innings over his last three starts. Eloy Jimenez, Zack Collins and Seby Zavala each had a hit in this one.

Class A Winston-Salem

Joel Booker had two hits, including a double, in this 2-1 win. Micker Adolfo had a hit, and Blake Rutherford scored a run.

Class A Kannapolis

Luis Robert, Luis Gonzalez and Luis Curbelo each had a hit in this 4-1 win.

Daily White Sox prospects update: Blake Battenfield has a ridiculously low 1.58 ERA

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Daily White Sox prospects update: Blake Battenfield has a ridiculously low 1.58 ERA

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

Class A Kannapolis

Blake Battenfield allowed just one run in six innings in this 2-1 loss, lowering his ERA to a dazzling 1.58. Luis Robert was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Class A Winston-Salem

Alex Call walked three times, and Luis Alexander Basabe and Micker Adolfo each had a hit and a run scored in a 7-3 loss.

Double-A Birmingham

Seby Zavala had two hits and scored a run in a 5-2 win. Zack Collins walked for the 54th time in 54 games.

Triple-A Charlotte

The Knights grabbed a 3-1 win thanks to a great outing by Donn Roach, who gave up zero earned runs in seven innings.