Chicago White Sox: Exclusive interview with prospect Blake Battenfield

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Excitement over the White Sox organization

Q: What excites you the most about potentially playing in Chicago for the White Sox?

A: For one it’s the big leagues. It’s one of those things growing up, it’s where you want to be. Chicago is a great city, I’ve never been to a White Sox game, but my family likes to drive a lot, and we’ve driven to the city of Chicago and from what I understand the fan base is just great, and who wouldn’t love the opportunity to play for that kind of team.

I remember when they won the World Series back in 2005, some guys I remember like Joe Crede, Jermaine Dye, Mark Buehrle–those names it’s like “how can I live up to that?”. If I can restore this organization back to what it can be, that would be awesome.

I know I can be a part of that, the talent in the system is amazing, and we’re not that far off. From a pitching standpoint, I’ve never played with Kopech, Cease, Dunning, or Jordan Stephens; the list just keeps going on and it’s just constant talent up-and-down affiliated ball and it should be interesting to see where they all land, and where everybody fits into the picture.

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BIG thanks to Blake for his time! We wish him the best of luck this upcoming season, and hope to see him pitching on the South Side soon.