Mercedes, Stiever Earn Sox's Minor League Honors

Yermin Mercedes hit .317 with a 1.065 OPS in 24 games in August.

670 The Score Staff
September 04, 2019 - 3:58 pm
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(670 The Score) The White Sox have named Triple-A catcher Yermin Mercedes their minor league player of the month for August and Class-A right-hander Jonathan Stiever their pitcher of the month.

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Mercedes, 26, hit .317 with seven homers, 28 RBIs, 17 runs and a 1.065 OPS in 24 games for the Charlotte Knights across August/September. He hit .317 with 23 homers, 80 RBIs and 54 in 95 games split between Double-A and Triple-A this season.

The White Sox selected Mercedes from the Orioles in the Rule 5 Draft in December 2017.

Stiever, 22, was 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA, a 1.15 WHIp and 26 strikeouts in 26 innings across five starts for Winston-Salem in August. He was 10-10 with a 348 ERA in 26 starts split between low and high Class-A for the season.

The White Sox selected Stiever in the fifth round of the 2018 amateur draft.