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Cupboard not bare as Sox prospects shine

While the Chicago White Sox look to be running out of gas on the major league level, the farm system is providing plenty of promise.

Three White Sox prospects were named either player or pitcher of the week for their respective leagues. Catcher Josh Phegley was the player of the week last week in the International League, right-hander Chris Bassitt won the pitching honor in the Southern League and right-hander Tyler Danish was pitcher of the week in the Carolina League.

Phegley batted .563 (9-for-16) for Triple-A Charlotte for the week of Aug. 4-10. He hit three home runs, had 13 RBIs and scored seven runs in four games. On Wednesday alone he had a home run and six RBIs and then followed that a day later with two home runs and five RBIs.

Bassitt had just one start at Double-A Birmingham last week but he made it count. The 16th-round pick in the 2011 draft threw six scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts.

At Single-A Winston-Salem, Danish has now thrown 22 consecutive scoreless innings and is 4-1 with a 0.81 ERA and 40 strikeouts over his last eight outings. Between stints and Single-A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem this year, Danish is 8-2 with a 1.92 ERA in 21 starts. The Florida native was a second-round draft pick in 2013.