Jul 12th, 2009
Flowers to Bloom in Charlotte
In an interview with MILB.com’s Jonathan Mayo today before the Futures Game, it was revealed that Sox catching prospect Tyler Flowers will begin play after the break for Triple-A Charlotte.
Flowers, 23, is one of the top prospects in the Sox system, and is expected to be a top 5 prospect in the FutureSox midseason prospect rankings. The 6-4 catcher was hitting .302 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI. Flowers even hit well at spacious Regions Park, site of seven of his home runs.
In today’s Futures Game, Flowers singled up the middle in his first at bat, and struck out swinging in his second. He was the starting catcher for the USA squad.
Flowers’ promotion to Triple-A would lead one to think that he more than likely won’t be trade bait this summer – rather, he will continue to be groomed as the heir apparent to AJ Pierzynski in Chicago. While it is doubtful he makes an appearance in Chicago this year, it seems quite likely that at some point in 2010, Flowers will be playing for the White Sox.