White Sox Pitching Prospects A Cause For Excitement
Jun 16, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; NC State Wolfpack pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) during their College World Series game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports
The White Sox have a lot to look forward to in the coming years thanks to the addition of quality pitching prospects to their farm system. Before the 2012 season, the White Sox minor league system ranked dead last among 30 MLB teams, according to Kevin Goldstein with Baseball Prospectus. Only two years later, Jason Parks, also with Baseball Prospectus, bumped the organization’s farm system up to 21st out of 30 teams. That improved preseason rank was released three months prior to the 2014 draft that saw Rick Hahn and the Sox add two more high value pitching prospects to the organization.
When you look at the best teams in the league today, one overriding commonality exists. Great pitching. Additions to the White Sox minor league system and the continued development of major league contributors lead me to believe that this year’s pitching woes will be a thing of the past in a couple years. Here are a few fresh faces that could make that prediction a fact.