The Chicago White Sox are entering one of the best eras in franchise history. Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2008, the White Sox are making moves and bulking up for a title run. They added Lance Lynn, Adam Eaton, and Liam Hendriks to their stockpile of weapons. Their impressive arsenal includes former MVP Jose Abreu, 2019 AL batting champion Tim Anderson, ace Lucas Giolito and young studs such as Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert. Rick Hahn sprinkled in some crafty veterans like Yasmani Grandal and Dallas Keuchel to go with them.
If MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects for 2021 are any indication, the Chicago White Sox have a bright future ahead of them.
This just the tip of the iceberg however as the rest of the depth chart is quite the collection of talent. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, the White Sox have four players in MLB.com’s Top 100 prospect list. Some of these players dipped their toes in Major League action last season while others are projected to arrive in 2021.
Three of the four players cracked the top 50 on the list and the fourth is not far behind. The White Sox are tied for the second-most players on the list in the AL Central. The rebuilding Tigers have the most with five. Spencer Torkelson highlights that group, ranking third. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins also have four players on the list while the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals each have three. While the Royals don’t have the quantity of some of these other teams they have quality will all three finishing inside the top 30 and the pride of the system, Bobby Witt Jr, ranking 7th.
MLB.com argues the White Sox have the most top-heavy farm system in baseball. All four players who cracked the Top 100 have a legitimate chance to take home American League Rookie of the Year honors. More importantly, they contribute immediately.