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Daily White Sox prospects update: Kopech, Cease, Clarkin all struggle on rough day for top pitching prospects

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

Triple-A Charlotte

Michael Kopech was one of a few White Sox pitching prospects who struggled Friday. The team's top-ranked minor league pitcher lasted just 3.1 innings as he was tagged for eight runs on five hits and four walks in a 12-2 loss. He added six strikeouts to his season total but coughed up a pair of home runs as his ERA jumped up to 4.86 on the season.

Class A Winston-Salem

Dylan Cease didn't fare any better, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in just two innings. He gave up nine hits and walked two batters, striking out none in a 10-6 loss. Gavin Sheets had two hits, including a triple, and Alex Call homered for the Dash.

Double-A Birmingham

Ian Clarkin also struggled in his outing, surrendering six runs (four earned). He lasted six innings but gave up five hits, including two homers, and walked four. Zack Collins homered as part of a two-hit day in a 7-6 loss.

Class A Kannapolis

Luis Gonzalez walked and Evan Skoug scored a run in a 6-4 loss.