The Chicago White Sox have a lot of great young players in the mix and adding Oscar Colas would go a long way in moving the team forward.
The Chicago White Sox have had some success getting good young talent. Whether it was via trade, the draft, or signing, there has been a great surplus of talent coming into the organization since 2016. Players like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, Michael Kopech, Lucas Giolito, and Andrew Vaughn, amongst others make things very exciting for the future of the team.
If they continue to add as the years go on, despite getting good on the field, that will really help them sustain their success. One guy that many teams have their eyes on is Oscar Colas. He is going to sign with an MLB team as an international free agent. He is of Cuban descent but has spent the last two seasons playing in the Japanese league with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
Colas has something about him that is incredibly interesting. You might remember when Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani was pursuing a spot in Major League Baseball. He was highly sought after because he could pitch and hit at a high level. Well, apparently that is what Colas is capable of doing at the MLB level as well. It seemed odd at first for Ohtani because it isn’t something that was common and Babe Ruth was the most recent player to be good at both.
Well, Ohtani has been so good at both so far in his career despite some injuries. He proved that a two-way player could be used in today’s game if they are good enough. That is why Colas could be a guy that helps an MLB team in many ways if he can come in to hit and pitch well.
An interesting tidbit on social media appeared on Tuesday afternoon. The White Sox, Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Luis Robert all followed Colas on Instagram. This could mean something but it could mean nothing. He certainly would fit right into what the White Sox are trying to build as they have a lot of Cuban players and most importantly a lot of young players. Colas is 21 years old right now so he fits the timeline perfectly.
We could look back on this as non-news one day but you never know. He could come to the MLB and be a two-way player or he could come to the MLB and just be a normal hitter. Either way, he seems like the kind of prospect that you would want to see the White Sox add.