White Sox Have Luxury of Not Needing to Rush Rebuild Process

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: Yoan Moncada
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: Yoan Moncada /

White Sox doing a good job on of not rushing prospects to the majors during the current rebuild. Expect more depth to be added to the farm system in 2018.

The Chicago White Sox have done a great job in not rushing any of their prospects to the major leagues over the past year. With the team currently rebuilding, the front office has done an excellent job in allowing their talented prospects to get enough playing experience in the minors before coming to the majors.

As shown this past season, Rick Hahn waited until prospects showed they were ready before promoting them to the major leagues. Players such as Yoan Moncada, Reynaldo Lopez, and Lucas Giolito spent significant time in the Triple-A before making their Sox debuts.

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This upcoming season, Michael Kopech, Eloy Jimenez and possibly Alec Hansen will be knocking on the door to get promoted to the majors. Each player still needs more time to develop in the minors before getting their first taste of the major leagues. Although Jimenez has expressed his desire to be in the majors next year, he hasn’t played more than 18 games in Double-A.

Kopech could be the next Sox prospect to be promoted, but he will need more seasoning in Triple-A.Kopech started just three games for Charlotte to end his 2017 season. He will most likely get some starts during Spring Training with the Sox, but there’s no need for the team to rush his eventual promotion to the majors.

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The Sox are in a good position for the future as they won’t be expected to contend until about 2020. This gives the organization more time to continue developing its talented young players while they’re in the minors. With Sox fans showing more optimism for the future of this organization, 2018 should be another fun season on the South Side despite what the record will be.