The Chicago White Sox have been very good in the international free agent game. They landed studs like Jose Abreu and Luis Robert who are now two pillars of their franchise. They have also used that knowledge that they have to make big trades for former signings of other teams like Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez. It is a great way to add outstanding players and the White Sox are certainly very good at it.
Earlier in the offseason, the White Sox announced that they have signed Yoelqui Cespedes. He was the number one international free agent and he is probably going to be an impact player for the White Sox one day. This was an A+ move for them as they try to keep the organizational depth flowing while they compete for a World Series on the Major League field. It is a great way to run the business as they try to keep both the farm and big-league roster strong.
On Friday, the White Sox announced that they have come to terms with seven international free agents. The most notable is a Cuban pitcher named Norge Vera. He is a right-handed pitcher that was the 15th ranked international free agent by MLB Pipeline. This is a great addition for the White Sox as they look to keep building.
There are also six other players that signed with him. Outfielder and first baseman Dario Borrero, right-handed pitchers Adrian Gil and Carlos Hinestroza, catcher Manuel Guariman, outfielder Carlos Jimenez, and third baseman Victor Quezada. That is a very good crop of players who are all going to take their chance at making it to the MLB one day. Some of them may be successful and some of them might not but it is good to have plenty of options.
The White Sox are really running on all cylinders right now. They continue to improve the organizational depth while we look forward to them being World Series contenders in 2021. All adding these guys will do is add more talent to the large pool of prospects that can have a chance one day. If one or two of them hit, that is a major win for the team. It is also nice that these international free agents choose the White Sox when they can. Hopefully, these trends continue so that the White Sox can have years of sustained success.