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Chicago White Sox Spring Training Update

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White Sox Spring Training Update

This season, spring training is going to be exciting for White Sox fans because this off-season the front office reloaded the farm system. Trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton as well as making smart 1st round draft picks made the rebuild possible. The White Sox new young talent will be on display starting February 25th against the Los Angeles Dodgers, here is your White Sox Spring Training update.

White Sox prospect Carson Fulmer will kick off spring training this year against the Dodgers. Fulmer is the White Sox 5th best prospect, and 58th overall on the top 100 prospects list according to MLBPipline. Although Fulmer’s 8 relief appearances in 2016 were disappointing, he finished strong in Triple A last season and will try to improve during spring training.

Fulmer talked about the importance of angling his fastball:

“I think that the difference between forcing weak contact and getting hit hard is [the] angle on your fastball and your other pitches,”

“For me, being a smaller guy, it’s easier for me to be flat.”

The White Sox Pitching Schedule Through Monday

Saturday: Carson Fulmer vs. Dodgers

Sunday: Jose Quintana vs. Rockies

Monday: Lucas Giolito vs. Cubs

Injuries Going Into Spring Training

The White Sox have two players with injuries heading into spring training, Charlie Tilson’s stress reaction and Todd Fraizer’s sore left side. Right now Tilson is still recovering from a stress reaction in his right foot. Tilson has been out of action for 5 days so far and will be out for another 5-9 days. If Tilson can get healthy and preform well he will likely be starting in center field on opening day.

Tilson remains optimistic and is ready to get back on the field:

 “I’m doing everything I can just to try to stay busy and locked in mentally. Doing a really good job of that, I think,”

“All you can do is move forward. Nobody wants to be in the big leagues more than me. Believe that, and I’m doing everything I can to be there.”

Todd Fraizer’s left side injury also seems to be a minor injury. He injured his side on February 22nd and has been sidelined from camp. Currently Fraizer is listed as day to day and should be back in action soon.

The Outlook

The White Sox rebuild is underway and spring training is a great way to take a peak into what the future may have to offer. So Sox fans can look forward to seeing their new top prospects such as: Yoan Moncada, Zack Collins, Zack Burdi, Michael Kopech, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez, among others.