The Chicago White Sox took Jake Burger in the first draft of their rebuild. They weren’t top-ten level bad the year before so they only had the 11th overall pick. They were still trying to be a good team in 2016 but they failed. When they drafted Burger in June it was clear the direction they were going in. He has been developing in the minors ever since but he hasn’t come along as fast as everyone else has. Both first-round picks taken since Burger have passed him up and could be in the league as soon as next season.
He has also dealt with some injuries throughout his minor league career so that has definitely stalled his progress. Burger is an outstanding third base prospect but he might not ever be able to make it with the White Sox. They are going to keep Yoan Moncada at third base for the foreseeable future so it might be worth it to move Burger in the near future if they can. If someone makes a sweet offer involving Burger in the return it might be a really solid move for them.
Jake Burger has had some tough luck since the White Sox took him with the eleventh overall pick. It just seems now like they might not be able to cash in on his abilities. There are plenty of other teams in Major League Baseball that would love to add a power-hitting prospect to their arsenal. If someone offered the team some MLB ready talent as they attempt to turn the corner, Burger could easily be on the move.