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    Sox signed Cuban defector Loidel Chapelli Jr. (20 year old OF). I didn’t know if this warranted a thread or not, but I figured I would if there could be more guys signed fairly soon…Feel free to collapse into another thread.


  • #2
    Originally posted by DeployEloy View Post
    Sox signed Cuban defector Loidel Chapelli Jr. (20 year old OF). I didn’t know if this warranted a thread or not, but I figured I would if there could be more guys signed fairly soon…Feel free to collapse into another thread.

    https://twitter.com/francysromeroFR/...75983717355523
    The Sox are almost out of money for the current signing period.

    Of course, deals for next period will be agreed upon and reported long before the players actually sign.

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    • #3
      The video that accompanies the tweet shows that Chapelli hits left handed.

      The $500K signing bonus would indicate that he’s at least somewhat well regarded.

      The fact that the Sox are continuing to put additional emphasis on acquiring left handed hitters (following Montgomery, Kath, and Colas) is encouraging. It seems the Sox brain trust is coming to realize that they’ve had a problem with RHP shutting them down too often because for decades, really, they have been predominately a RH hitting team. Moreover, LH hitters hitting fly balls to RF can take advantage of winds out of the north and northwest that tend to predominate in the cold weather months at GRF.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
        The fact that the Sox are continuing to put additional emphasis on acquiring left handed hitters (following Montgomery, Kath, and Colas) is encouraging. It seems the Sox brain trust is coming to realize that they’ve had a problem with RHP shutting them down too often because for decades, really, they have been predominately a RH hitting team. Moreover, LH hitters hitting fly balls to RF can take advantage of winds out of the north and northwest that tend to predominate in the cold weather months at GRF.
        This isn't new for the organization though. If you look at the draft for the past few seasons there have been quite a few left handed hitters taken in the first couple of rounds. Sheets, Gonzalez, Walker to go along with the aforementioned three.

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        • #5
          Sounds like the Sox are in agreement with a young Cuban OF, Rafael Alvarez. Not official until the new signing period opens in January.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ChiTownTrojan View Post
            Sounds like the Sox are in agreement with a young Cuban OF, Rafael Alvarez. Not official until the new signing period opens in January.

            https://twitter.com/francysromeroFR/...V8qzYPHQ5QG4ng
            His follow-up tweet:
            Rafael Alvarez slash line in National Cuban U15 (2020):

            .366/.505/.662, 6 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 24 RBI.

            He left Cuba in November 2021.

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            • #7
              Preview/review of the international signings and pool from a Sox perspective.

              2022-2023 White Sox International Signing Preview (soxmachine.com)

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              • #8
                Sox have signed the #41 international prospect a pitcher:

                The list of international prospects and players the White Sox have signed in recent years is long and noteworthy. Acquiring talent on the global market has become a staple of the organization, and the approach continues. The club on Monday announced it had agreed to a $700,000 deal with right-hander

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                • #9
                  We also signed a Shortstop with a familiar name.

                  Report: White Sox Sign Juan Uribe Jr. on International Signing Day – NBC Chicago

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                  • #10
                    Story on the seven Sox international signings:

                    The White Sox also signed right-hander Luis Reyes, rated No. 4 among international pitching prospects by MLB Pipeline.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dumpjerry View Post
                      Somone needs to physically restrain Hahn from dealing Uribe Jr. at the deadline for James Shields.

                      2022 Sox Attendance Tracker: 10-6
                      All-time Sox Attendance Tracker: 310-259
                      Posts on old WSI: 7344

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                      • #12
                        The Sox still have over have their allotment for this period left. Hopefully they actually spend it. There is apparently a group of Cubans that were just declared eligible, the Sox should go after a couple (or more) of them.

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                        • #13
                          Disappointing class. A lot wild cards I guess and we were never linked to any of the top 30 guys, but thus far we have spent very little of our pool and not added anyone very highly regarded.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Domeshot17 View Post
                            Disappointing class. A lot wild cards I guess and we were never linked to any of the top 30 guys, but thus far we have spent very little of our pool and not added anyone very highly regarded.
                            The pitcher we got is the #4 ranked Hurler on the list. Most of these kids are wayyyyy too young to really judge how they will pan out, some of them are still developing physically (Uribe, Jr. is only 16, for example).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dumpjerry View Post

                              The pitcher we got is the #4 ranked Hurler on the list. Most of these kids are wayyyyy too young to really judge how they will pan out, some of them are still developing physically (Uribe, Jr. is only 16, for example).
                              Right but it’s a really weak year for pitchers. 41 overall, and a lot of our pool is still available. I wish we followed the suit of more accomplished teams when it comes to seeing these players have an impact and throw a really wide net out there from a lot of places.

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