How will the new prospects do this spring?
The White Sox added some talented prospects over the offseason through trades of Sale and Adam Eaton. The trades vaulted the Sox farm system into the top half of baseball and added some valuable depth to the organization. With the start of Spring Training, Sox fans will finally get to see some of these prospects perform in Arizona. But how will these prospects do with the Sox?
Lucas Giolito, who was acquired from the Washington Nationals along with Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning will be on the Sox Spring Training roster. Giolito is a long shot to make the team out of Arizona, but should get some valuable starts this spring. Although Giolito struggled in his brief MLB stint with the Nationals last season, he will look to put that behind him and focus on being a good contributor for the Sox future success. Lopez, who could be a solid addition to the Sox bullpen in the future, figures to get some game action this spring.
Yoan Moncada, who was acquired from the Boston Red Sox along with Michael Kopech, Victor Diaz and Luis Alexander Basabe will begin his first Spring Training with the Sox. Moncada, the no. 2 ranked prospect in MLB could be the Sox second baseman of the future. With Lawrie and Saladino above him on the depth chart, Moncada is very long shot at making the Sox coming out of Spring Training. However, a solid spring would bode well for the native Cuban’s confidence heading into this season.