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.
Eddy Alvarez – Shortstop/Second Base (AAA Knights)
Eddy Alvarez is speeding through the White Sox farm system nearly as fast as he skated in the 2014 Olympic games. After leaving Sochi with a silver medal, he turned his focus to baseball and has been finding success ever since. Just this past week he was promoted to the Class-AAA Charlotte Knights from the AA Birmingham Barons, where he lead the team with 62 RBIs. Alvarez also ranked 7th in RBIs overall in the Southern League, and 2nd in sacrifice hits. The 26-year-old was given the chance to try out for the Sox with a little help from former Sox pitcher Carlos Castillo, a family friend. Alvarez’s speed and strength are a good sign of things to come for the White Sox in the coming seasons.
Joey DeMichele – Shortstop/Second Base (AA Birmingham)
Joey DeMichele was drafted by the White Sox in the 2012 MLB Draft and has played for the Birmingham Barons since 2014. The left-handed batter currently ranks 5th in the Southern League for runs scored. Having played 109 games so far this season, DeMichele boasts 325 assists from his position at Second Base.
Jacob May – Center Field (AAA Knights)
Jacob May was originally drafted out of high school in 2010 by the Cincinatti Reds, but instead went on to Coastal Carolina University. He was then drafted by the White Sox in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft. May was promoted to the Charlotte Knights this season and currently ranks 18th in stolen bases in the International League. The 24-year-old bats both left and right, and has 17 RBIs this season on 56 hits.