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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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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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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham left-handed relievers

There are some major league (and experienced) arms at Charlotte, but the two most enticing southpaws in the White Sox system may reside in Birmingham.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left-handed relievers

The Winston-Salem southpaw bullpen arms are especially interesting — especially Andrew Perez and Jacob Lindgren.

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Deep Dive: rookie league left-handed relievers

The rookie corps of southpaws, especially at Great Falls and AZL, showed a lot of promise in 2019.

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Deep Dive: Available free agent right-handed relievers

There are five 1.0 WAR-plus righty relievers out there this offseason … and a ton of bullpen projects after that.

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Deep Dive: Alex Colomé’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Metrics don’t take kindly to pitchers like Colomé. Despite a mostly solid relieving career to date in which he’s posted 126 saves, he’s amassed only a 6.7 bWAR. With that said, there’s something to be said for Colomé being a relatively calming influence in the clubhouse.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham right-handed relievers

Many of the top organizational bullpen arms finished the season with Birmingham and Charlotte this year. Hopefully with a little luck, some of these arms could be fixtures in the White Sox bullpen for years to come.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis right-handed relievers

Even though none rank in MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 White Sox Prospect list, there is indeed some quality under-the-radar talent here. In fact, the strength of the Kannapolis squad this year may well have been its right-handed relief corps.

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Deep Dive: rookie league right-handed relievers

Let’s take a look at the Top 15 rookie league righties, focusing on five at each affiliate.

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Deep Dive: Available free agent left-handed starters

Plentiful left-handed starter options should be available this offseason. Let’s take a look at ’em.

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Deep Dive: Carlos Rodón’s past, present and future with the White Sox

It would be great to see Rodón finally reach his potential at some point in a White Sox uniform, no matter how likely it is.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham left-handed starters

Although the majority of players on this list are essentially organizational depth, there are a couple pitchers who could turn out to be something more.

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Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left-handed starters

Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis left-handed starters

Featuring the highest-ranked southpaw in the system (Konnor Pilkington), there are several other left-handed arms in Single-A who are worth watching as well.

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Deep Dive: rookie league left-handed starters

There’a a nice trio of young lefties in the rookie classes, all holding great promise for the future.

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Deep Dive: Available free agent right-handed starters

This article delves into the plentiful right-handed starter options that could be available this offseason. Be forewarned: The quality of these free agents does drop rather quickly.

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Deep Dive: Lucas Giolito’s past, present and future with the White Sox

Lucas Giolito through 2018, his 2019 season with the White Sox, and what his future looks like with the team.

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Deep Dive: Charlotte and Birmingham right-handed starters

For all the hand-wringing over lack of majors-ready arms in the upper levels, there are at least a few names here you’ll be seeing on the South Side soon.

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Deep Dive: White Sox right-handed A-ball starters

A-ball? That’s where you’ll find the most intriguing White Sox pitching prospect of all, as well as some other very promising “next wave” arms.

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Deep Dive: White Sox right-handed rookie league starters

With the two top 2019 draftee arms pitching out of AZL (though briefly), Arizona is ground zero for the White Sox’s long-term pitching future.

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