Arizona Complex League White Sox
Minor league affiliations
ClassRookie
LeagueArizona Complex League
DivisionCentral Division
Previous leagues
Arizona League (1998–2002, 2014–2020)
Major league affiliations
TeamChicago White Sox
Team data
NameACL White Sox
Previous names
AZL White Sox (1998–2002, 2014–2020)
BallparkCamelback Ranch
Previous parks
Tucson Electric Park (1998–2000)
ManagerMike Gellinger[1]

The Arizona Complex League White Sox are a Rookie-level affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, competing in the Arizona Complex League of Minor League Baseball. The team plays its home games at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, Arizona. The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and other countries.

History

The team first competed in the Arizona League (AZL) from 1998 to 2002.[2] The team played at facilities in Tucson from 1998 to 2000, and Phoenix from 2001 to 2002. The team was formed after the major-league Chicago White Sox moved their spring training headquarters from Sarasota, Florida, to Tucson Electric Park after the 1997 season. The move effectively transplanted their Rookie-level Gulf Coast League White Sox across the country to the Arizona League. The AZL White Sox compiled a record of 115–161 (.417) during their first incarnation, never posting a winning mark.

The team departed the Arizona League in 2003, and was absent from the league for 11 seasons.[3][4]

At the close of the 2013 season, the major-league White Sox announced their intention to sever their 19-year-long relationship with the Bristol White Sox of the Appalachian League, to be replaced with an AZL team operating from the team's spring training base at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.[3] The Pittsburgh Pirates replaced the White Sox in Bristol, Virginia, and in the Appalachian League as the new owners and operators of the Bristol Pirates.[5]

The White Sox' Rookie-level team has competed in Arizona since 2014.[2] The team shares the Camelback Ranch stadium with the Arizona League Dodgers, whose parent team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, also train at the Glendale facility. Prior to the 2021 season, the Arizona League was renamed as the Arizona Complex League (ACL).

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 33 Cam Beauchamp
  • 27 Erick Bello
  • 99 Homer Cruz
  • 31 Jacob Gilliland
  • 38 Ronaldo Guzman
  • 64 Bryce Hutchinson
  • 60 Dilmer Mejia
  • 40 Cristian Mena
  • 50 Pauly Milto #
  • 48 Karan Patel
  • 45 Erick Perez
  • 34 Keiter Perez
  • 32 Corey Stone
  • 29 Heylin Taveras
  • 84 Matthew Thompson #

Catchers

  • 21 Jhoneiker Betancourt
  • 63 Jefferson Mendoza

Infielders

  • 39 Sam Abbott
  • 12 Jeremiah Burks
  •  7 Anthony Espinoza
  •  6 Edwin Peralta
  •  5 Wilber Sanchez
  • 23 Elijah Tatis
  •  5 Wilfred Veras

Outfielders

  • 18 Benyamin Bailey
  •  8 Anderson Comas
  • 15 Logan Glass
  • 17 Misael Gonzalez
  • 13 Johnabiell Laureano
  • 24 E. P. Reese
  • 28 Jagger Rusconi #

Designated hitters

  • 10 Bryce Bush

Manager

  • 73 Mike Gellinger

Coaches

  • 51 Jose Brito (asst. pitching)
  • 20 Devin De Young (hitting)
  • 29 Drew Hasler (pitching)
  • 45 Angel Rosario (bench)


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7-day injured list
* On Chicago White Sox 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
± Taxi squad
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated July 9, 2021
Transactions
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Chicago White Sox minor league players

Notable alumni (1998–2002)

Former Major League All-Star catcher Tony Peña began his career as a manager with the 1998 AZL White Sox. He later managed the MLB Kansas City Royals (2003–2005) and was a coach for the New York Yankees (2006–2017).

References

  1. ^ "Roster".
  2. ^ a b "Chicago White Sox Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  3. ^ a b http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/white-sox-leaving-appalachian-league-for-arizona-league/ Baseball America, 2013-10-18
  4. ^ mlb.com
  5. ^ Pittsburgh Pirates official site