The Chicago White Sox are known right now for having a lot of great young talent. We know about the studs that have already reached the Majors because they have pretty much all been awesome. There are some others that are just on the cusp of being MLB ready and then there are some players who might still be a year or two away. Somewhere in the middle of all that is Yoelqui Cespedes. The White Sox signed him over the winter and he could be the right fielder of the future if all things go according to plan.
With Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert already there, it is exciting to see what they would look like as an outfield with Yoelqui Cespedes in the mix. He is the younger brother of former MLB all-star, Gold Glove winner, and Silver Slugger, Yoenis Cespedes. If the younger Cespedes can be as good as his elder brother in his prime, the White Sox would love to see it.
Yoelqui Cespedes was just added to the White Sox group of top prospects on MLB Pipeline this week. He, for right now, comes in as the sixth-best prospect in the White Sox system. Four of the five players ahead of him in the ranking will be graduated off the list by the all-star break.
He could be their number two prospect going into 2022 as well. That, however, would depend on how he plays in the minors this year, how Jared Kelley plays, and who they draft. Either way, it is a really good look for the White Sox to land someone like this.
Yoelqui Cespedes excited some Chicago White Sox fans on Twitter yesterday.
Cespedes put some pictures of himself in White Sox gear on Twitter with the caption “It’s about that time”. That tweet is really exciting for some people because he really looks like someone who can help this team sooner than later. It is hard to see him getting brought all the way to the top at any point in 2021 but you never really know. His enthusiasm towards playing for the White Sox is surely something that is nice to see.
The White Sox continues to do a lot of things right. Yoelqui Cespedes is the latest example of that as he seems to really be happy to be there with his new team. If Rick Hahn’s signing of him ends up being another home run signing, this team will be even better in the long term than we thought.