Chicago White Sox minor-league report: Harm updates for prospects Colson Montgomery and Noah Schultz

Colson Montgomery had a productive 2022 whereas collaborating in for 3 teams inside the Chicago White Sox system.

A midback strain has delayed the best prospect’s start to 2023. The 2021 first-round select continues to rehab, consistent with assistant primary supervisor Chris Getz.

“It has improved an excellent quantity right here within the final week or two,” Getz acknowledged Thursday afternoon. “And we’re rising his actions and stay up for getting him once more.

“He would have favored to be with an affiliate out of the gate, however this midback pressure appears to be sort of within the rearview mirror and hope to get an excellent chunk of the season this 12 months.”

Three of the best 4 prospects inside the Sox system are in diverse ranges of coming back from accidents.

Third baseman Bryan Ramos, the group’s No. 3 prospect, is in extended spring teaching recovering from a groin-related injury.

“He’s (been a delegated hitter), performed third base,” Getz acknowledged. “He’s acquired a few extra video games in prolonged and shortly thereafter we are going to get him to (Double-A) Birmingham. All the things has been actually constructive for him bodily.”

Ramos, 21, hit .266 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs between Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham last season. He hasn’t carried out this season.

“He clearly would have favored to interrupt with the Birmingham membership,” Getz acknowledged. “Hopefully this damage is behind him and he’s robust and able to go.”

Pitcher Noah Schultz, last yr’s first-round choose of Oswego East, was scheduled to throw two innings of dwell batting apply Friday as a result of the left-hander makes his means once more from a forearm strain.

“Subsequent week we’ll construct on that and proceed to stretch him out,” Getz acknowledged. “He’s been mid-90s with a slider we’re accustomed to. He’s attacking the zone throwing strikes, so issues are trending in the appropriate route. We stay up for getting him to an affiliate quickly.”

Getz acknowledged Schultz, the No. 4 prospect inside the group, has been “actually spectacular” in the midst of the rehab course of.

“And past simply attempting to settle down his forearm, we’re additionally attempting to construct up a 19-year-old physique,” Getz acknowledged. “We’re talking about 6-foot-9 and a left-handed pitcher that’s very projectable. So he’s established every day routines, whether or not or not it’s been inside the weight room, arm-care program, prolonged toss, catch play, all through his side lessons, the consistency of his pitches.

“He’s throwing a four-seam, a two-seam and a slider and a changeup. There’s at all times one thing to concentrate on. I don’t assume there’s been a time that he’s been on a mound that we haven’t been impressed with what he’s able to doing. And similar to any participant that’s enjoying this recreation, it’s about consistency. As we proceed to stretch him out and get him to an affiliate, get him into larger competitors than what he’s experiencing proper now, it’ll be very telling. We stay up for how he competes and responds to (Class A) Kannapolis competitors.”

Montgomery, 21, had a 50-game on-base streak whereas with Kannapolis and Winston-Salem in 2022. He slashed .274/.381/.429 with 17 doubles, 11 residence runs and 47 RBIs for Kannapolis (45 video video games), Winston-Salem (37) and Birmingham (14) last season.

“You wish to proceed to experience the momentum of his improvement,” Getz acknowledged. “He had an outstanding first season and although he’s been dealing with an injury, my alternative could be to be dealing with it on the doorway end of the yr in order that we are going to get an ideal chunk of producing on the sector and have a healthful offseason.

“There’s nonetheless loads of season left, and we’ll take a look at some fall choices for him as nicely. Hopefully simply proceed to construct his trajectory towards the foremost leagues.”

Oscar Colás, the group’s No. 2 prospect, is working once more to the majors whereas with Triple-A Charlotte. He slashed .211/.265/.276 with one homer and seven RBIs in 25 video video games for the Sox sooner than being optioned on Could 2.

Colás has a .389/.443/.611 slash line with one residence run and 12 RBIs in 13 video video games with the Knights.

“We’ve actually centered on sure aspects of the sport,” Getz acknowledged. “We’ve sat down with Colás day by day, at least the workers there in Charlotte, to go over the preparation wished to be an professional along with having to make in-game modifications. He’s communicated very nicely with the workers and avid gamers and his execution is good.

“His execution has been productive as nicely. The analysis is past simply his numbers. It’s actually what goes into being a significant league participant. When he comes again right here to Chicago, we would like him to be productive and sustainable to assist us get our season again on monitor.”

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Originally posted 2023-05-19 11:57:22.


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