Jake Burger was ranked 10th among third-base prospects by MLB Pipeline. The White Sox drafted him 11th overall in the 2017 draft.
The Chicago White Sox drafted Jake Burger 11th overall in the 2017 MLB draft. Now, Burger is ranked as the 10th best third-base prospect in the majors, according to MLB Pipeline. In 51 games at Single-A Kannapolis and the Arizona Fall League, the 21-year-old hit .263 with five home runs and 29 RBIs. If all goes well, he should be the third baseman of the future.
"“He’s in good shape. He looks strong. The ball is loud coming off of his bat. I think he’s going to open some eyes this season. I know he’s excited for Spring Training to begin.”-Chris Getz, White Sox Director of Player Development"
His bat looked good in limited action at the minors. And the organization is confident he has the glove to lock down the hot corner. It should be fun watching him grow and develop in the minors.
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Chris Getz and his player development staff have a lot of work ahead of them. It’s their job to develop all this talent. Burger is no exception.
It seems like Burger has had a good start to his career. Now he just needs to live up to his potential. If he can do that, the Sox should have a third baseman for a long time. The Sox goal was to draft the best hitters available last year. And they sure did. Burger is just the latest example of a young guy with tremendous upside.
Burger is certainly opening some eyes within the Sox organization. Getz seems to be a big fan of him and obviously, the rest of the organization was also. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have spent their first-round pick on him. If Burger pans out, the White Sox infield could turn into one of the strongest in baseball.