The Chicago White Sox have some great players in the organization throughout. A lot of people think of their farm system as one of the best and it is. When you think about it right now you might go to the top with names like Garrett Crochet, Michael Kopech, and Andrew Vaughn but it goes beyond that. Jonathan Stiever is currently the number seven prospect and the White Sox see his future as a very bright one.
Stiever would be a much cheaper replacement that is younger than Wheeler too. He would be able to step into their rotation next year or the year after depending on his development this offseason. He made his MLB debut in 2020 and was decent. He has a lot of development to go but chances are he will be a good pitcher someday.
Seby Zavala is a good player in his own right as well. He is currently listed as the White Sox number 23 prospect but he has already shown he can be okay in the MLB. He can catch and play first base which would be valuable to another franchise. There probably isn’t much room on the White Sox for a player like him so he would be a great trade chip. He might really be able to find success in an organization that needs a backup catcher like him.