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Despite mistake, prospect Snodgress impresses


PHOENIX -- Only one mistake soured Scott Snodgress' first Cactus League start Thursday. Other than that, the left-handed prospect was on target.

Snodgress -- the club's No. 6 prospect, according to MLB.com -- surrendered a second-inning, two-run homer to Milwaukee's Khris Davis in what was otherwise an impressive three-inning start in Chicago's 4-3 loss to the Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park.

"I felt like it was a solid outing," said Snodgress, who allowed two hits, struck out one and walked one. "I felt I made one mistake with my curve and, other than that, I feel very good about the way I executed."

Thursday's outing was Snodgress' second of the spring, the other a scoreless inning of relief against the Dodgers on Sunday. The 23-year-old was a former collegiate reliever at Stanford, but has been groomed as a starter since the White Sox selected him in the fifth-round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He said was happy to return to the routine of starting.

Snodgress led the White Sox Minor League qualifiers in batting average against (.217) and strikeouts (128) last season, while also finishing second in ERA (3.00). That performance at Class A Kannapolis and High A Winston-Salem earned Snodgress an invite to Major League Spring Training, an experience he's enjoyed thus far.

"It's been an awesome experience, really a dream come true," Snodgress said. "I've had a lot of fun, I've learned a lot. And it's a good place to be. A lot of guys to talk to. A lot of guys you can pick their brains and learn a lot from. It's been awesome experience."

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