Second Baseman – Yoan Moncada
The golden boy the Sox received in the Chris Sale trade looks just about to ready to light up MLB. Yoan Moncada has been the talk of the offseason for the White Sox, among other prospects. Even though he got off to a very slow start in Spring Training, he caught fire towards the end of March and hasn’t let up since.
He has a batting average of .331, six home runs, 15 RBI, and a slugging percentage of .504. His 46 hits, 70 total bases, 10 stolen bases, and 27 runs scored are a team-high and he’s also sitting in the International League’s top 5 of runs, hits, total runs, stolen bases, and batting average, and is in the top 10 in on-base percentage.
He’s definitely ready to give it a go in the big leagues because of how he’s been playing at Charlotte, but the Sox are playing it safe with their prized youngster. General Manager Rick Hahn has said they are waiting for him to develop a little more before calling him up. Moncada was recently placed on the 7-day disabled list for a sore left thumb. According to the Chicago Tribune, the X-ray and MRI looked fine but the Knights are going to let him recover from the very minor injury before he starts again.
All of these aforementioned players look primed to make an impact on the major league roster very soon. The very exciting thing for the Sox is that these are only a handful of players on the long list of prospects they are looking to build their future on.