Slowly but surely, Ledo is moving up in the White Sox system.
Three right fielders in A ball, and three impressive talents.
Two of the best hitters in the entire system excelled in A-ball in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a depth chart boasting Vaughn, Zangari and Osik, first base is in good hands at the A level.
With his mix of offensive competence and defensive strength, Carlos Perez stands out as our top A-ball catcher.
The Winston-Salem southpaw bullpen arms are especially interesting — especially Andrew Perez and Jacob Lindgren.
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.
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.
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.
Our monthly snapshots wind up with a look at the best of all eight affiliates in the final month of the season.
If he maintains his health while continuing to produce, it’s not difficult to imagine McClure inserting himself into the White Sox plans for 2021 — as anywhere from a fifth starter to a setup role in the bullpen.
When it is all said and done with the rebuild, the 2019 Winston-Salem Dash might have been the start of something special.
It was the last week for the full-season MILB teams, with Yermín Mercedes and Lenyn Sosa hitting two bombs apiece.
The Knights’ rough week continued, but all other affiliates got victories.
Charlotte’s win puts it one up in the wild-card race, with two games remaining!
Solid pitching leads affiliates to 4-1 day … but the loss hurt, as Charlotte falls into a wild-card tie.
Jonathan Stiever keeps on looking like a top prospect, with another great start.
The big names highlight the stretch run, as Nick Madrigal and Jonathan Stiever had fantastic weeks … again.
Another heartbreaker for Charlotte, as their wild card lead is trimmed down to one.
Wrong-way Knights, heartbreaking Dash, and staying-alive Voyagers highlight the Tuesday action.
Both the Knights and Dash lost crucial, stretch-run games.
A ridiculous finale in Arizona, as well as a doubleheader sweep in Montana, paces today’s action.
A split for Charlotte, but the undercard features a ton of terrible offensive games on the farm
The upper levels all came through with wins, while the rookie classes suffered a few heartbreakers.
Solid start: Matthew Thompson had another short, strong outing in Arizona tonight. (Sean Williams/South Side Hit Pen) Charlotte Knights 4,…
Despaigne wants back on the South Side, Steele Walker keeps clubbing, and Avery Weems cruises through another Pioneer League win.
The Charlotte Bats wreck havoc in Triple-A and some brilliant pitching performances from Week 20 in MILB.
Mostly victorious showings by the affiliates, and Luis Robert continues to torture Durham’s giant bull.
In the five games played today, White Sox affiliates outscored their opponents by a combined 27-5 margin. Is that good?
Tanner Banks pitches a gem, Yoán Moncada rehabs like a champ and Elijah Tatís gets his groove back
Trio of doubles powers Dash to victory; everyone else loses bye
John Parke was nearly perfect, while the Knights flashed some big power