White Sox: Five Prospects Listed in Top 100 of BA Prospect List
White Sox have five prospects listed in Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects list which was released this past Monday.
The Chicago White Sox have five prospects listed in Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects lists before the start of the upcoming season. Baseball America released its top 100 prospects on Monday, and the Sox were well represented.
Eloy Jimenez, the current top prospect for the Sox was listed as the fourth overall top prospect in MLB by Baseball America. Jimenez was acquired last season as part of a trade package from the Chicago Cubs for Jose Quintana. The remaining Sox prospects ranked by Baseball America are listed below.
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57. Alec Hansen
58. Luis Robert
82. Dane Dunning
Kopech along with Jimenez could very well be promoted to the Sox later this season. After an impressive stint in Double-A in 2017, Kopech finished his solid year with Triple-A Charlotte. He’s a non-roster invitee for the Sox in Spring Training this year. Although Kopech had a nice end to his first season in the Sox organization, don’t expect the team to rush his promotion to the majors in 2018. Kopech still needs some development before he’s ready for the majors.
Robert, much like Kopech, is also a non-roster invitee to Spring Training for the Sox this year. The 20-year-old had a quality season in the Dominican Summer League last year. Robert will play for the first time in the United States in 2018 and should most likely be ranked higher before the start of next season.
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Both Hansen and Dunning could also be ranked higher as this upcoming season progresses. Hansen finished 2017 with Birmingham after a dominant season for Single-A Advanced Winston-Salem. The Sox 2016 second-round draft pick has been stellar since joining the organization and led the minors in strikeouts last season. Dunning could be promoted to Double-A later this year as he’s also coming off an impressive 2017 campaign with Winston-Salem.