Minor League Monday
Every other Monday, we will spotlight some of the top recent performances in the White Sox minor league system, and keep you up-to-date on the players you’ll want to know over the next few years.
Zack Collins – Catcher (High A Winston-Salem)
Zack Collins, the White Sox 2016 first-round draft pick from the University of Miami, made his High-A debut this past weekend. On Friday, Collins’ bat was on fire, where he had three hits, along with the first home run of his professional career. Later in the weekend he had an impressive three-run home run along with a pair of walks. In all, Collins came out of this three-game series with two homers and eight RBIs for the Winston-Salem Dash. The 21-year-old catcher also visited the White Sox last month and took BP alongside some of the guys.
Zack Burdi – Pitcher (AA Birmingham)
Zack Burdi, the second pick of the White Sox during the 2016 draft and a Chicagoland native, threw a scoreless inning for Class AA Birmingham against Biloxi striking out two. At the University of Louisville, the 21-year-old right-hander was throwing 95-99 MPH balls with unusually good control for someone with that speed. Burdi played four games with Winston-Salem (Class A Advanced) before being assigned to the Birmingham Barons (Class AA).
Adam Engel – Center Field (AAA Charlotte)
Just today Adam Engel was promoted from AA Birmingham to AAA Charlotte. Engel was drafted by the White Sox in the 19th round of the 2013 draft. Last year’s Arizona Fall League MVP, he now leads the Southern League (AA) in triples, and ranks fourth in stolen bases and runs scored.