Parker @ MiLB.com:
Stephen Sauer hadn’t pitched in nine days, but showed no evidence of rust Monday night. The right-handed White Sox prospect allowed five hits over a season-high eight innings as Winston-Salem blanked visiting Potomac, 4-0, in the opening game of the best-of-5 Mills Cup Finals. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.
… Sauer got 14 groundball outs and four flyouts in the game, throwing just 82 pitches — 62 of them for strikes. He allowed one Potomac runner past second base.
Sauer took a perfect game into the 6th inning. Dylan Axelrod starts Game 2 for Winston-Salem.
Game 1 Boxscore.
I’d rank them in this order: Hudson, Sale, Flowers, Mitchell, Viciedo.
Here’s what they have to say on Stephen Sauer:
What he needs to improve: Sauer is a polished prospect. He already has fantastic control of a low 90’s sinking fastball, he keeps the ball on the ground, doesn’t give up home runs and strikes out a fair number of batters. He will need to continue working on his changeup, however, to help combat left-handed hitters, who hit .321 against him last year (vs. .271 AVG for right handers). …
Here’s FutureSox’s Midseason Top 25 Sox Prospects list. I’d put Viciedo lower and, of course, my guy Jack Egbert higher.