Continuing our series of adjusted goals for the White Sox prospects, we’re moving onto a couple of very key position players, which the Sox are desperately short of at the major league level.
The White Sox have an embarrassment of pitching riches throughout the entire organization, from top to bottom.
But you only need five starting pitchers and a few bullpen arms. On the diamond and in the lineup, you need at least seven or eight players that can both hit and play defensively or at least nine that can do either.
The organization is loaded with outfielders but none are currently close to playing for the White Sox. Outfielders like Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Blake Rutherford, and Micker Adolfo are at least months if not years away. And that’s not counting any surprise-signings or surprising prospects making their case for making the major league roster.
But the White Sox do have a pair of young infielders who are crucial to the rebuild. Both with uncertain futures and both having seasons difficult to gauge. Once prospects, now experienced, budding stars, these two players are capable of leading this team when the time is ready.