The Chicago White Sox major and minor league seasons may be over, but seven minor league players are still playing down in Arizona, participating in the Arizona Fall League.
Here’s a quick run through of all of the seven players stats thus far in Arizona.
The White Sox fourth-ranked prospect, outfielder Luis Robert’s 2018 season was cut short due to numerous injuries. However, the stud prospect returned to play in the AFL, and has been the most productive of the White Sox prospects, netting a spot on the Fall Stars team. In eight games, Robert is hitting .273 with three RBIs and a double in 33 at-bats.
Luis Alexander Basabe:
Another one of the White Sox top outfield prospects, Basabe has been a little less productive than Robert. In six games, Basabe is hitting .250 with two RBIs and two stolen bases in just 20 at-bats.
One of the White Sox breakout prospects of 2018, shortstop Laz Rivera hasn't slowed down in the AFL, continuing a surprising sophomore season. In 11 games, Rivera is hitting .273 with six RBIs and a pair of doubles in 44 at-bats.
Southpaw Tanner Banks has had a great AFL stint in limited action for the Glendale Desert Dogs. In three appearances, two of which being starts, Banks is 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA, striking out five in 10.2 innings.
2016 first-round pick Zack Burdi missed just about all of the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John Surgery, but has looked sharp in the AFL. In five games, Burdi has yet to allow a run, striking out five and notching a save.
A fast-rising reliever in the White Sox system, Danny Dopico hasn't missed a beat in his AFL action. In six games, Dopico has registered a 3.52 ERA, striking out eight in 7.2 innings.
Perhaps the most impressive of all of the White Sox AFL pitchers, Zach Thompson has put together a great stint in the AFL. In six games, Thompson has a 1.29 ERA, striking out nine in seven innings while saving one game.