The Chicago White Sox have lots of really nice prospects and the future looks great but one name, in particular, has been making new waves lately.
The Chicago White Sox have been pretty bad over the last week or so. They were coming off of a really good stretch when they started a series with the Minnesota Twins. The Twins came in and swept the Sox right into the southeast to play the Atlanta Braves. After two games in that series, they are a game away from being swept yet again. None of that matters in this third year of the rebuild.
All that matters is that the right guys are developing and showing their star potential for the future. Guys like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Lucas Giolito have all shown signs of brilliance in the Major Leagues at different points this year. There have also been some amazing moments from guys in the Minor Leagues.
There is a prospect in the minor leagues that aren’t getting the same attention as others. Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal are getting all of the hype as they should be. They are elite prospects and both look like guys who are going to make a difference for the White Sox in the not so distant future. They are, however, not the only two Minor Leaguers that are turning heads right now.
Yermin Mercedes is a 26-year-old prospect from the Dominican Republic. He has 58 RBIs in 51 games. He has a .300 batting average and a 1.001 OPS. He has 16 home runs at the AAA level as well so he is putting together a really nice 2019 campaign between his AAA call up and his AA games. The White Sox have done a really nice job at recognizing talent and getting them to potentially be a part of the long term success.
It would be really cool to see Mercedes succeed one day for the White Sox, as he would fit right into what the organization is trying to build. If he can contribute at some point to the Major League club, it would be good on both him and the management team for developing yet another really good young player.