Seby Zavala – C (White Sox: #22)
Drafted in the 12th round in the 2013 draft Seby Zavala isn’t exactly a household name. And with the skills fellow catcher Zack Collins and White Sox ninth-ranked prospect, most don’t expect him to be. But don’t sleep on Zavala.
Hitting a slash of .282/.353/.499 with Single-A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem last season, Zavala earned a promotion as he started the 2018 season with Double A-Birmingham.
With 21 home runs and 75 RBIs in 2017, he proved his 45 hit and 50 power rankings wrong. Also, he is starting this season hitting .333, four hits in 12 at-bats, one being a home run. He has three RBIs and five walks and four strikeouts. If he can continue to keep this hot streak of his going, he will make his way up the farm system.
Despite Collins having a higher ceiling than Zavala, there is a possibility he can see his 2019 MLB projected ETA. He may also have the opportunity to be more valuable than Collins. Both display above average defensive skill and arm strength, and Collins has had his share of offensive struggles. This may leave the door open for Zavala to swoop in and take the job behind the plate. The job originally thought to belong to Collins.