The Chicago White Sox have a pretty sweet prospect pool. It is a shame that there will be no MiLB season for some of these guys which leave us questions.
The Chicago White Sox, along with the rest of Major League Baseball, are going to do their very best to get some games in this season. It might be hard with the unpredictability of the coronavirus but they are going to try their best. Well, in spite of that, the MiLB season is officially canceled because of this pandemic. That will have many impacts on the league as a whole, including the Chicago White Sox.
There are some players in this organization that really need to play some games to further their development. All of the ones that come to mind are on the White Sox 44 man “Summer Camp” roster. Whether or not they make the team or play at all this season remains to be seen but that is the big question.
Some of the names that come to mind have never made their MLB Debut. Dane Dunning and Andrew Vaughn are both on that 44 man roster with a chance to showcase themselves further. Those two guys were probably farther away but we don’t know if they will get to play this season with the MLB club.
Then there are guys who may have only needed a little bit of time down in Triple-A. Michael Kopech probably could have used a Minor League start or two but now he isn’t likely going to get that. There is also a guy like Nick Madrigal who was for sure going to make his MLB debut this season but it was just a matter of when. Well, now both of them are probably going to be on the roster from Opening Day forward.
The White Sox are going to miss seeing the Charlotte Knights (AAA), Birmingham Barrons (AA), Winston-Salem Dash (high A), and Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, formerly the Intimidators (low A). It is tough on the guys who don’t have a chance at the MLB roster but did have a good chance at playing significant roles in the minors. Hopefully, the organization is able to pay the employees of all levels through the end of the year.
It is important for a developing team like the White Sox to keep an eye on these teams but they are just going to have to get back on track in 2021. It is definitely hard times right now but baseball will get through this, we hope.