The start of draft signing season reminded me to check in on Evan Skoug. The Kannapolis catcher was selected in the seventh round of the 2017 draft, and the White Sox signed him for $300,000, or roughly over the slot value of $201,700. He fell to the Sox because of a sudden burst of strikeouts during his junior season at TCU, which magnified his suspect skills behind the plate.
The White Sox were tasked with trying to tame that issue, and his first full season in the pros shows some progress in this regard.
- April: .150/.268/.233, 14.1% BB, 33.8% K over 71 PA
- May: .276/.356/.526, 11.5% BB, 26.4% K over 87 PA
And he’s started June going 5-for-15 with two walks to three strikeouts over 18 plate appearances. It’s a month that’ll help serve as a tiebreaker of sorts, and it’s off to a sound start.
— Jonathan Lee (@followmefor3) June 10, 2018
- Danny Mendick went 0-for-4.
- Zack Collins and Jameson Fisher both wore the collar and silver sombrero.
- Eloy Jimenez was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Seby Zavala, 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Dane Dunning: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 71 of 99 pitches for strikes.
- Joel Booker went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.
- Blake Rutherford, 3-for-4 with a walk.
- Micker Adolfo went 2-for-5 with a homer and two strikeouts.
- Gavin Sheets returned from the DL, going 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Alex Call, 1-for-3 with a walk, HBP and a strikeout. He was caught stealing.
- Yeyson Yrizarri was 1-for-4 with a homer.
- Dylan Cease only gave up three hits, and they were all solo shots: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 3 HR, 1 HBP.
- Luis Gonzalez went 1-for-5 with a two strikeouts.
- Luis Robert was twice caught stealing while going 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Justin Yurchak went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Carlos Perez, 0-for-4.
- Luis Curbelo was 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- Dionicio Jimenez filled the box score: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP