White Sox Giving Preview of What Future Could Hold

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 27: Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 27: Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito /

The White Sox are giving fans a glimpse of what the future may hold. They have several of their tops prospects with the team and more should be coming as September calls ups.

The Chicago White Sox are giving their fans a glimpse of what the future may hold. Lucas Giolito is up with the big-league club. So is Reynaldo Lopez and Carson Fulmer even got a spot start. These are just three of the many prospects the team is counting on to turn their fortunes around. And we should catch a glimpse of more once we hit September call-ups.

Several of their other top prospects are flying through the minors. Michael Kopech has looked good in Triple A thus far. In two starts, he’s 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He is someone who may get a look once rosters expand. Kopech has pitched really well this season. He’s only 21, so his best years are definitely ahead of him. As long as he can stay healthy.

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Eloy Jimenez continues to open eyes. In 14 games at Double-A Birmingham, he has three home runs, six RBIs and a .340 batting average. He is tearing it up right now and should be a major contributor once he’s ready. He should be a superstar for this team and has all the tools to be good for a long time.

The future is exiting. And the outlook is looking promising for this organization. But remember, these are just prospects. They have the potential to be good, but not everyone will work out. That’s just the nature of the game. It’s not easy to draft a guy and then plug him into your system and hope he’s a good player. Even some of the highest rated prospects won’t pan out.

The pressure is all on Chris Getz and his team. Getz was brought in as the director of player development. In his role he oversees the develop of players in the minor leagues. Now it’s up to him and his team to develop these guys, so the White Sox have the best chance at winning games in the future. Easier said than done but Getz is very knowledgeable and thus far appears to be doing a good job.

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The fact is this team will not be very good next year either. They still need about two or three seasons before they are competitive. But the pieces are there. Now it’s the waiting game. They should have a high draft pick in next season’s draft, so they can add to their mix of talent. All eyes will be on the minors so we can see how these guys progress. If most of them hit their potential, then this is going to be a force to be reckoned with for a long time.