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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 45: Craig Dedelow

While he’s going to have to start making a move up the prospect charts quickly, with a projectable body, plus power, and a focus on the intangibles, Dedelow still presents a case for optimism.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 46: Zach Remillard

While an older prospect, this Swiss army knife player has a bit of Danny Mendick in him.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 47: Ronaldo Guzman

Looking for a starter with ridiculously high upside? Take a look at this 17-year-old.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 48: Johan Dominguez

The White Sox are protecting this promising righty, and for good reason.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 49: Sammy Peralta

The southpaw is another hunch that’s playing out wonderfully so far for the White Sox.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 50: Caleb Freeman

This “Wild Thing” had a tame — but killer — pro debut.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 51: Jason Bilous

Bilous appears to have a promising future as a short man out the bullpen.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 52: Taylor Varnell

This slick southpaw mastered every challenge thrown at him in 2019.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 53: Harvin Mendoza

Mendoza cooled in the second half, but his bat is for real.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 54: Caberea Weaver

If Weaver can make better contact, speed will become an even bigger factor in his game.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 55: Logan Glass

Glass impressed with his pro cameo in 2019.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 56: Lency Delgado

Delgado, still very young, should get his first taste of full-season ball in 2020.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 57: Anderson Comas

Comas’ aggressive move up the ladder stalled last year in Great Falls.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 58: Blake Battenfield

Offspeed mastery may be all that separates Battenfield from Triple-A — or the majors.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 59: Kelvin Maldonado

Maldonado’s varied skills have found him moving through the system with his bat yet untracked.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 60: Elijah Tatís

Tatís had a short pro debut but should still see the States in 2020.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 61: Vince Arobio

No White Sox farmhand jumped more levels in 2019 than Arobio.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 62: Kyle Kubat

The Triple-A beach ball kicked Kubat’s hiney just as it did everyone else. He’s still on track to steal a spot start on the South Side in 2020.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 63: Lincoln Henzman

Encountering some of his first pro setbacks in 2019, look for Henzman to right himself and see Charlotte soon.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 64: Laz Rivera

It was a step back for Rivera in 2019, but there’s still a chance he regains true prospect status.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 65: Austin Conway

While a little old for his level, Conway’s exquisite numbers don’t lie.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 66: Tyler Osik

Tyler Osik’s bat got him fast-tracking in his first pro season. Now, as a catcher, he could move even faster through the system.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 67: Manuel Veloz

Just days after signing with the White Sox, Veloz was on his way to being the best relief pitcher in the DSL.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 68: Alex Destino

Destino needs to put his power and plus-defense to work with a climb to Birmingham by season’s end.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 69: Luis Curbelo

Though still young, Curbelo’s demotion in 2019 should be a wake-up call.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 70: Tyler Frost

Frost has proven to have a sweet power stroke from the leadoff spot.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 71: Johnabiell Laureano

With last year’s second-best OPS in the White Sox organization, Laureano may yet prove a fast mover.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 72: Dan Metzdorf

Small in stature, the southpaw put up nice results in his first taste of pro ball.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 73: Zach Thompson

The bouncy ball battered Thompson in 2019, but with some adjustments, he could see the South Side in 2020.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 74: John Parke

Parke has little prospect sizzle, but continues to put up sweet numbers in the White Sox system.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 75: Joel Booker

Booker booked his way to Charlotte with a hot start — then tripped badly for the rest of the year.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 76: Ian Dawkins

It was a shock that Dawkins wasn’t promoted from Kannapolis to begin 2019 — and a bigger one that he never advanced from there last season.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 77: Anthony Coronado

Still young, Coronado saw his offensive production spike last season in Arizona.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 78: Camilo Quinteiro

Quinteiro started fast with the White Sox, but needs to bounce back from a lackluster 2019.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 79: Josue Guerrero

It might finally all be coming together for the young outfielder.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 80: Corey Zangari

Defensive limitations place Zangari at first base; injuries have kept him from faster advancement.

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Jonathan Stiever: Ace in the hole

Thanks to tips from pitching coach Matt Zaleski, Jonathan Stiever had a second half for the ages.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 81: Carlos Perez

The best defensive catcher in the system, who’s also demonstrated some offensive ability, Perez is a backstop to keep on the front burner.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 83: Harold Diaz

Diaz will be back for another run at the AZL after a tough offensive 2019.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 85: Lane Ramsey

Ramsey is poised for a big leap to Winston-Salem, and perhaps Birmingham, in 2020.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 86: Sam Abbott

If Abbott can add a bit better contact to his power, he could climb the ladder quickly.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 87: Jefferson Mendoza

If this backstop can get his high-ceiling offense and defense to sync in a single season, he could climb fast in the White Sox system.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 88: Wilber Sánchez

The lesser-known of the DSL Sánchezes should make his way to Arizona in 2020.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 89: Hunter Schryver

Schryver has shot to Charlotte, with an outside chance of seeing time on the South Side in 2020.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 90: Danny Dopico

Danny Dopico has pretty much seen success at every pro stop he’s made.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 91: Cristian Mena

Cristian Mena hasn’t pitched a pro inning, but his future seems as promising as any.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 92: Wilber Perez

Keep an eye on this very impressive righty, who survived a big jump from the DSL to Kannapolis.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 93: Cameron Simmons

After dropping a bit in the draft, Simmons hit the ground running in the White Sox system.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 94: Karan Patel

Patel is one of several promising arms drafted in 2019 by the White Sox.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 95: Romy González

With 20-20 potential, this versatile player holds promise for his second full pro season.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 96: Ruben Benavides

Among a gaggle of DSL White Sox catchers, Benavides’ bat stood out.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 82: Luis Ledo

Slowly but surely, Ledo is moving up in the White Sox system.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 84: Spencer Adams

There may be no greater fallen star in the White Sox system than this once-hyped righty.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 97: Trey Jeans

Jeans was a starter in college, a reliever in his first professional year — and could be called on to fill either role as he advances through the White Sox system.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 98: Devon Perez

Devon Perez has been a revelation in his two years in the White Sox system.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 99: Ti’quan Forbes

After a promising 2018 with the Dash, Forbes struggled at Birmingham last year.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 100: José Nin

Overall, José Nin has had a solid start to his White Sox career, and could see Birmingham in 2020.

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Deep Dive: Free agent right fielders

Several solid options for right field are still available via free agency — but none who would function well with Nomar Mazara as a platoon bat.

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Deep Dive: Leury García’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Superutilityman Leury García is set to play several roles for the 2020 White Sox.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham right fielders

Three very strong upper-system RFs all suffered star-crossed 2019 campaigns.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis right fielders

Three right fielders in A ball, and three impressive talents.

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Deep Dive: Rookie league right fielders

Without a lot of name recognition but with plenty of upside, the young White Sox RFs will be fun to watch in 2020.

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Deep Dive: Free agent center fielders

It’s a weak free agent crop, so it’s a good thing we got a guy named Luis.

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Deep Dive: Adam Engel’s past, present and future with the White Sox

While Engel’s role with the White Sox is due to shrink in 2020, he retains value as a fourth or fifth outfielder.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham center fielders

The Tres Luises collectively stand as some of the brightest prospects in the organization, and none shine brighter than Robert.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis center fielders

Two of the best hitters in the entire system excelled in A-ball in 2019.

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Deep Dive: Rookie league center fielders

These four have yet to reach drinking age, but all are emerging prospects in the White Sox organization.

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Deep Dive: Free agent left fielders

Marcell Ozuna, the best of the bunch, would cost the White Sox a second-round pick and $500,000 international bonus pool money. More economical options include Alex Dickerson and Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo.

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Deep Dive: Eloy Jiménez’s past, present and future with the White Sox

One of the most fun Dives of all … the delightful phenom of the South Side!

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham left fielders

Joel Booker is looking for a bounce-back season that will keep his career on track for the majors.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left fielders

Many of the players here were either drafted in the later rounds or are considered better suited for utility roles. But perhaps one of the late-round selections, like Cameron Simmons or Jonathan Allen, could surprise in 2020.

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Deep Dive: Rookie league left fielders

Benyamin Bailey leads a promising group of young left fielders in the White Sox system.

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Deep Dive: Free agent shortstops

Shortstop is well in hand for the White Sox looking ahead to 2020, but hey, here are four free agent shortstops for you to peruse anyway.

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Deep Dive: Tim Anderson’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Coming off of a career-best season and running with swagger to burn, it seems most likely Anderson is the South Side’s starting shortstop for the foreseeable future.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham shortstops

All three shortstops at the upper levels seem to fit the bill of utilityman profiles, but don’t have the upside of a Lenyn Sosa, Lency Delgado or Yolbert Sánchez.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis shortstops

In A-ball, Lenyn Sosa is clearly the better of the two prospects, as he’s four years younger than Johan Cruz; he’s also the second-ranked shortstop prospect in the organization (behind only Yolbert Sánchez) according to MLB Pipeline.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league shortstops

There is a decent degree of upside both offensively and defensively among rookie league shortstops. In fact, the talent level here may actually exceed any at the higher levels, with the possible exception of Lenyn Sosa.

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Deep Dive: Free agent third basemen

Anthony Rendon is the top of the class, but there are some other solid third sackers available via free agency for 2020.

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Deep Dive: Yoán Moncada’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Time for the fun stuff: An exhaustive look at the best everyday player on the White Sox roster.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham third basemen

With the possible exception of Camilo Quinteiro, these guys appear to be only organizational depth pieces unless they bounce back in a big way in 2020.

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Deep Dive: White Sox A-ball third basemen

While Yeyson Yrizarri has yet to advance to Birmingham despite spending nearly 2 ½ years with Winston-Salem, Jake Burger hasn’t even participated in game action for two years due to injuries. Both guys are still young enough to attain their high ceilings — but 2020 will be a big year for both.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league third basemen

There is indeed some talent here, though it’s mostly raw. The AZL third basemen appear to be the best of this group.

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Deep Dive: Free agent second basemen

With the pickings pretty slim at second, it’s awfully nice that the White Sox seem set at the spot.

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Deep Dive: Yolmer Sánchez’s past, present and future with the White Sox

As a player who’s actually been in the White Sox organization longer than anyone else, it would be nice to see Sánchez contribute —even if it’s just as a reserve infielder — to a winning team for a change.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham second basemen

Nick Madrigal and Danny Mendick are, by far, the best second basemen in the White Sox system.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis second basemen

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of long-term talent at Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, so this trio needs to prove some people wrong in 2020.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league second basemen

While there is some decent talent at Great Falls, Arizona and the Dominican, nobody is firmly established enough yet to be a surefire lock for full-season ball in 2020.

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Deep Dive: Free agent first baseman and designated hitters

It’s a robust field this free agency period — and the White Sox have a need for offense.

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Deep Dive: José Abreu’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Does Abreu truly have a ‘lifetime’ deal? We’ll find out, as he tests free agency for the first time.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham first basemen

The true prospect on this list is Gavin Sheets, who enjoyed his best power season to date this year at pitching-friendly Regions Field in Birmingham.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis first basemen

With a depth chart boasting Vaughn, Zangari and Osik, first base is in good hands at the A level.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league first basemen

While there’s nobody here that is a Top 30 organizational prospect as of yet, there are a couple of interesting bats worth watching here — especially with Great Falls.

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Deep Dive: free-agent catchers

After Yasmani Grandal, this year’s crop of backstops is … lacking.

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Deep Dive: James McCann’s past, present and future with the White Sox

James McCann had a surprisingly great year for the White Sox in 2019, even punching a ticket to this year’s All-Star Game. What’s next for McCann and the White Sox in 2020?

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham catchers

There’s a catching logjam at the top of the system, and the White Sox are hoping at least one major league backstop can emerge from it.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis catchers

With his mix of offensive competence and defensive strength, Carlos Perez stands out as our top A-ball catcher.

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Deep Dive: White Sox rookie league catchers

Due to the number of White Sox rookie league teams, each catcher gets relatively little playing time, with the DSL White Sox backstops looking sharpest.

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Under the Radar: Tyler Osik

Possessing a special bat, high motor, positional flexibility and major league genetics, White Sox fans have multiple reasons to be excited about Osik.

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Deep Dive: free agent left-handed relievers

This article delves into the left-handed relief options available this offseason; as in most years, the pickings are slim.

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Deep Dive: Aaron Bummer’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Bummer’s combination of low salary, years of team control and performance should make him a key contributor to future competitive squads on the South Side.

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