The Chicago White Sox have a pretty loaded farm system and the Top 100 of MLB Pipeline for 2020 proves that. There are some bright young stars coming.
The Chicago White Sox are an up and coming team. Everyone across Major League Baseball knows that to be true as they have one of the best young cores developing. With guys like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, and Lucas Giolito already there leading the way it is good to know that more help is on the way. MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list just came out and there is a lot of White Sox flavor in the top half of the list.
The White Sox have four players in the top 40 starting with second baseman Nick Madrigal. He is likely going to make the jump to the Major Leagues this season. It could be out of Spring Training but they could also wait a little bit for him to come up. Either way, he is going to be a big part of the White Sox future.
All the way up at number 20 is Michael Kopech. He is still on this list because of an injury he suffered in 2018 which led to him having Tommy John‘s surgery. He made a few starts with the White Sox before going down with that injury. He will definitely see time with the White Sox this season, it is just a matter of when they feel comfortable giving him regular starts at the big league level.
First baseman Andrew Vaughn comes in at number 16. He is pretty high for a guy who was just drafted a year ago. He is a big power-hitting first baseman that the White Sox would love to have in the middle of their order one day. He is a little further along from making his MLB debut but his time will come. There is no doubt that he is going to be a great home run hitting powerhouse one day.
Then there are the top three. Luis Robert rounds out that top three. He has already been given an MLB deal by the White Sox so he will almost certainly be their starting centerfielder come opening day. This is one of the most important pieces to the White Sox future so seeing him this high on the list is marvelous. He has a real chance at being the rookie of the year this year for the American League.
Seeing this many players represent the White Sox in the top 40 of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects List is really cool. They are obviously a bit top-heavy so it is up to Rick Hahn to keep this minor league system replenished year after year. That will be the key to sustained success as they try to build around the core. They will be adding more talent as they will make the 11th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. These are good times to be a White Sox fan.