Locals In MLB: Former Utah High Schoolers Show Personality In Chicago White Sox Video

Feb 21, 2024, 10:40 AM | Updated: 10:40 am

tanner banks white sox...

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20: Tanner Banks #57 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Nationals Park on September 20, 2023 in Washington, DC.

GLENDALE, Arizona – Spring Training workouts are underway across Arizona and Florida, with nearly 30 players from Utah throwing on the spikes to battle for a roster spot this summer.

At the Chicago White Sox camp in Glendale, Arizona, three former Beehive prep stars are trying to earn an Opening Day roster spot. Former Riverton Silverwolf Joe Barlow joins third-year reliever Tanner Banks, fellow Riverton alum, in the bullpen after Barlow signed as a free agent this offseason. Another Silverwolf, this time of the Fremont variety, Ky Bush, looks to make his mark on the starting rotation after a lackluster 2023 that saw him traded to the Sox organization from the Los Angeles Angels in July.

Before taking the field, the White Sox social media team asked players to introduce themselves and share a fun fact.


Banks and Barlow are expected to make the Opening Day roster, while the road to a spot on the 26-man roster for Bush is a little more cloudy. The 6’6 lefthander will likely begin the season at Double-A Birmingham, where he finished 2023, or with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

The White Sox open their spring training schedule on Friday, February 23, against the Chicago Cubs. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. MT.

Tanner Banks | Pitcher | Salt Lake Bruins/Riverton HS

MLB – (Chicago White Sox)

The Chicago White Sox selected the 6’1 lefthander in the 18th round of the 2014 draft. Banks made his MLB debut with the White Sox in 2022.

Fun Fact: “If I could spend all my time in the mountains, I would.”

Career Stats: 2 Yrs | 67 Games | 3-4 | 3.79 ERA | 114 IP | 51 K | 34 BB | 1.23 WHIP

Joe Barlow | Pitcher | Salt Lake Bruins/Riverton HS

MLB – Chicago White Sox

The Texas Rangers took Barlow in the 11th round of the 2016 draft. Barlow made his MLB debut in 2021 with the Rangers. He signed with the Chicago White Sox as a free agent after electing free agency following the 2023 season.

Fun Fact: “I have ten siblings.”

Career Stats: 3 Yrs | 79 Games | 4-4 | 3.05 ERA | 73.2 IP | 61 K | 27 BB | 1.0 WHIP

Ky Bush | Pitcher | Fremont HS

Double-A Birmingham – (Chicago White Sox)

RELATED: Former Fremont Pitcher Takes Center Stage At MLB Futures Game

The Los Angeles Angels selected Bush out of Fremont High School in the second round of the 2021 MLB draft. Bush was traded to the Chicago White Sox organization at the July trade deadline of 2023. He finished the season at Double-A Birmingham.

Fun Fact: “I can play the piano.”

2023 Stats: 6.91 ERA | 4-8 | 17 games | 71.2 IP | 78 K | 37 BB | 1.647 WHIP

Follow Locals in Pro Baseball With KSL Sports

Brian Preece is a KSLsports.com insider covering the Utah State Aggies, Locals in MLB, and Salt Lake Bees. Follow Brian’s Bees, Beehive baseball, and Aggie athletics coverage here.

KSL Sports’ coverage of locals in MLB can be found here.

Take us with you wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio and video and stay updated on all your favorite teams.

Locals in MLB

BYU Baseball - Miller Park...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: 28 Beehive Locals Join Minor League Teams For 2024

From Cache to Washington Counties and everywhere between, 28 local athletes litter minor-league baseball rosters at the pro level.

2 days ago

former ute oliver dunn...

Brian Preece

Locals In MLB: Former Ute Leading Trio Of Locals In Big Leagues

Opening Day is in the rearview and a long season of Major League Baseball is underway as 30 teams chase an elusive World Series championship. 

4 days ago

oliver dunn milwaukee brewers...

Brian Preece

Locals In MLB: Former Ute Oliver Dunn Has Memorable MLB Debut With Milwaukee Brewers

Former Utah infielder Oliver Dunn has had an eventful week after making the Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day roster.

12 days ago

drew thorpe...

Brian Preece

Report: Former Desert Hills Star Drew Thorpe Traded For Second Time In Three Months

Highly touted MLB prospect Drew Thorpe has reportedly been traded to the Chicago White Sox by the San Diego Padres.

1 month ago

cj cron angels 2023...

Brian Preece

Former Ute C.J. Cron Inks Minor League Deal With Boston Red Sox

Former All-Star and 10-year Major League Baseball veteran first baseman C.J. Cron has signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.

1 month ago

drew thorpe...

Brian Preece

Locals In MLB: Former Desert Hills Star Building Spring Training Resume

Former Desert Hills pitcher Drew Thorpe is making a strong first impression as he vies for an Opening Day spot with the San Diego Padres.

1 month ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Locals In MLB: Former Utah High Schoolers Show Personality In Chicago White Sox Video