After a couple of stagnant years in the Chicago White Sox organization, Zach Voight is making his way up the ranks.
The Ryan graduate was moved up to High-A Winston-Salem on Tuesday following 26 games at the White Sox’s Low-A affiliate in Kannapolis. In his first season with the Intimidators, the third baseman batted .237 with a home run and eight RBIs.
Voight will have familiar company in the Carolina League. Voight joins fellow Denton native Hunter Dozier, a Denton product who is with the Kansas City Royals’ affiliate in Wilmington.
Voight was drafted in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft and spent two years in rookie ball. In 80 games with the Great Falls Voyagers, he batted .324 before he got called up to Kannapolis in 2014.
If Dozier and Voight manage to stay with their respective teams for the next two weeks, they could be playing each other. Dozier’s Blue Rocks will travel to Wilmington to face Voight’s new squad in a three-game series that starts June 9.