White Sox promote top prospect Yoan Moncada after trading veteran third baseman and two relievers. South Siders future begins with young infielder’s call up.
Chicago White Sox fans will finally get a chance to see top prospect Yoan Moncada play in the majors on Wednesday night. After the White Sox made a blockbuster trade with the New York Yankees on Tuesday that included Todd Frazier, the team announced the promotion of Moncada.
The 22-year-old infielder will get his second taste of MLB as he was a September call-up for the Boston Red Sox last season. Despite struggling during his first MLB stint, Moncada had a solid season for Triple-A Charlotte this year. Through 80 games, Moncada hit .282/.377/.447 with nine doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 36 RBI’s. He also had 17 stolen bases in 25 attempts.
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With Moncada’s promotion, the future of the White Sox begins on Wednesday. Moncada doesn’t have the pressure of turning the White Sox around, but the team’s continued direction of rebuilding has provided them with quality depth in their farm system. Moncada is just one of many top prospects that will be playing on the South Side in the next few years.
The White Sox decision to fully rebuild this past offseason was the best choice for this franchise. After years of trying to contend with mediocre supporting casts for their core group of players in Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and Adam Eaton, the White Sox decision to have a complete rebuild has been solid thus far.
As the White Sox continue developing their prospectes in the minors, Moncada will get the opportunity to work on his skillset in the majors. Moncada still has work to do as stated by Rick Hahn on Tuesday. However, he will get a lot of playing time with the White Sox before this season ends.
With the White Sox committing to a rebuild with their last two trades, the future continues to get brighter for the organization. Moncada’s promotion is just the start of what could be a great run of success for the White Sox.