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White Sox Weekly Farm Report: Moncada, Dunning Continue to Lead the Way Down on the Farm

With all of the buzz surrounding the stable of talent that the White Sox have stowed away throughout their minor-league ranks while they hone their skills before making their way to Chicago, we will be releasing weekly farm reports each Sunday, helping you stay in the know with the White Sox of the future.

Charlotte Knights (Triple-A)

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Yoan Moncada (IF): After an off day on Monday, Moncada returned to action on Tuesday with another home run, his third of the season for the Knights as they downed Pawtucket 3-1. Moncada went 2-3 with a home run, a walk, two stolen bases and a season-best three runs scored on Thursday night, giving him four home runs on the season.  On Friday night Moncada was named one of the three stars of the evening on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Moncada also went 2-4 with a pair of runs scored in a 7-3 victory for the Knights on Saturday. Moncada is hitting .300 entering play on Sunday for the Knights with four home runs, five RBI, and four stolen bases. Moncada has struck out 21 times and walked eight times through his first 15 games of the season.

Lucas Giolito (RHP): Giolito fell to 0-2 on the season after allowing three runs on four hits over 5.2 innings of work in a 4-0 loss to Pawtucket on Wednesday, but struck out eight hitters on the contest. Giolito is now 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA through his first three starts with the Knights, recording 16 strikeouts and nine walks in 14 innings of work for Charlotte.

Reynaldo Lopez (RHP): Lopez picked up his first win of the season on Saturday night, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking four Rochester hitters. Lopez is 1-1 with a 4.87 ERA through his first four starts (20.1 IP), with 22 strikeouts and 13 walks.

Carson Fulmer (RHP): Fulmer picked up the win allowing one run on five hits and three strikeouts over the course of six innings of work as he picked up the victory over Pawtucket on Tuesday to run his record to 2-1 on the season.

Fulmer checks in at 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA through three starts (17.0 IP) this season, with 11 strikeouts and three walks for the Knights to date.

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Zack Burdi tossed a scoreless inning on Saturday night, allowing one hit and striking out a pair, and now sits at 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA in six appearances this season. Burdi has two saves, 11 strikeouts and only three walks during his six appearances this season.

Birmingham Barons (Double-A)

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Michael Kopech (RHP): Another four inning outing for Kopech this past Thursday, as he took the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits, while striking out five and stretching his season total to 20. Kopech now sits at 0-1 on the season with a 3.75 ERA.

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Spencer Adams took another loss on Wednesday night against the Tennessee Smokies, falling to 0-3 on the season with a 3.86 ERA. Adams allowed three runs on eight hits over the course of seven innings pitched.

Eddy Alvarez went 2-4 with a double on Monday in a 6-0 loss to the Tennessee Smokies.

Winston-Salem Dash (High-A)

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Zack Collins (C): After a strong opening week Zack Collins has cooled off considerably over the last two weeks, and his season average now sits at .191 for the Dash through their first 14 games of the season. Collins is just 9-47 this season, with four of the nine hits coming as doubles and one being a home run. Collins has struck out 17 times and walked 11 times to this point.

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Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-3 with a stolen base … extended his hitting streak to five games,  and is hitting .333 (6-18) during a recent stretch on Thursday evening for the Dash. Basabe is hitting .250 (9-36) through his first nine games of the season.

Kannapolis Intimidators (Low-A)

Dane Dunning earned his first victory of the season on Tuesday, striking out five over six scoreless innings of work and stretching his scoreless streak to 12 innings while moving to 1-0 on the season.

Dunning is now 1-0 with a 0.45 ERA, 26 strikeouts, and only one walk through his first 20 innings pitched for the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Mitch Roman continued his hot start on Monday, going 2-3 for the Intimidators. Roman went 3-4 on Thursday night with two RBI and a run scored as the Intimidators beat Hickory 6-2, and then posted his eighth multi-hit game of the season with a 2-4 outing on Friday night was hitting .453 (24-53) through Friday night.

 

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