Chicago White Sox prospect Terry Doyle has been the breakout pitching star of the Arizona Fall League. The soon to be 26 year old is currently 4-0 with a 0.92ERA in five starts for the Mesa Solar Sox. He’s walked three batters and struck out fifteen in 19.2 innings of work. Doyle played for both the Winston Salem Dash and Birmingham Barons during the regular season, posting a 3.07ERA in 173 innings of work. He was a 37th round pick of the White Sox in the 2008 draft. In the story link below, Doyle talks about passing on his regular offseason job as substitute math teacher in Rhode Island in order to take the opportunity to play in the Arizona Fall League, his love of high level mass, and being excited to be noticed for his work on the mound.
Chicago White Sox minor league outfielder Nick Ciolli has won the Minor League Baseball Play Of The Year award. He made the catch while playing for the Winston Salem Dash back in July. Here is a look at the play compliments of WTHI TV 10 News out of Ciolli’s hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana. Enjoy.
Longtime pro wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has been a regular on the minor league baseball stadium appearance circuit this summer, signing autographs at a number of stadiums throughout the minor leagues. Wayne Carter of the Carroll County Times in Maryland conducted a wide ranging interview with Lawler ahead of his appearance Friday night when the Frederick Keys host the Winston Salem Dash in Carolina League action. In addition to his passion for baseball, Lawler talks about his start in wrestling, the Michael Cole storyline, getting to wrestle The Miz in a series of matches, the current CM Punk storyline, continuing to wrestle in his 60’s, and more. It’s a great read for the baseball fan and a great read for the wrestling fan.