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Chicago White Sox: 3 prospects off to a blazing start

SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 03: Jake Burger #78 of the Chicago White Sox strikes out during the second inning of a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 03, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 03: Jake Burger #78 of the Chicago White Sox strikes out during the second inning of a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 03, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox fans did not have a ton to cheer for while the team was in the midst of a rebuild. Often times the product in the Minor Leagues was more exciting than the product at Guaranteed Rate Field. Fans dreamed of what the team would look like once the White Sox top prospects made it to the show.

The Chicago White Sox has had some interesting prospects over the years.

Now, most of the top prospects have graduated to the majors and the farm system has lost some of its depth.  The team’s top four prospects, Andrew Vaughn, Micheal Kopech, Nick Madrigal, and Garrett Crochet are all on the Major League roster. Just because the top-tier guys are in the show does not mean there are no exciting players in the farm system.

Jake Burger is finally healthy and has slimmed down over the off-season. Micker Adolfo is a five-tool player that has been compared to Manny Ramierez. Jared Kelly is a big right-handed pitcher with a plus fastball and secondaries that also flash plus. Gavin Sheets is another promising player with an excellent approach and plenty of pop in his bat.

The White Sox also added an intriguing prospect, in Yoelqui Cespedes, over the off-season. Tyler Johnson is a power arm that can touch 98 mph with his fastball. These are just a few names to keep your eyes on as the season progresses. The Chicago White Sox did not have the luxury of evaluating their farm system last season.

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the minor league season. Players were forced to get work in at training facilities across the country. Now, Minor League baseball is back and there are several Chicago White Sox prospects who are making quite an impression early on. Here are three prospects in the White Sox system who are off to a blazing start:

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