Chicago White Sox: Three trade packages for Trevor Story
Jake Burger and Jared Kelley going for Trevor Story would make sense for the Chicago White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox has a lot of high-end prospects. Jared Kelley is one of them. He was the White Sox second-round pick (47th) in the 2020 MLB Draft. He is considered one of the best pitching prospects that the White Sox have. If they end up never trading him, they are hopeful that he becomes a very valuable pitcher at the MLB level. He is listed right now as the number four prospect in the White Sox system.
Jake Burger is a former first-round pick of the White Sox. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft. The White Sox used to have really high hopes for him when he was first drafted but now he is listed as the number 15 prospect in the system. He probably doesn’t have a future as the White Sox third baseman full time as Yoan Moncada is the guy there. First-base is also taken by Jose Abreu and Andrew Vaughn is the guy for the future.
This trade would be an example of trading one high-end prospect and one mid-level prospect for an elite player. It is something that Colorado might consider based on the current state of its organization. The White Sox would be smart to do it because their window is fully open now. Adding someone like Story would help them in their attempt to take advantage.