DJ Gladney and cash are something that could get the Chicago White Sox their guy.
Dj Gladney is the third baseman for the White Sox Single-A affiliate Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. He was selected 470th overall in the 2019 MLB draft. Gladney is only 19 years old so he has a long way to go before reaching the show.
During his pro debut, he hit eight home runs in 50 at-bats in the Rookie-level Arizona League. It is clear that Gladney has some raw power, something the Diamondbacks may be interested in. The 37 percent strikeout rate is one of the reason’s he is just the No. 17 prospect in the White Sox farm system according to MLB.com.
The strikeouts are something he will need to cut down on but he was unable to develop during the 2020 pandemic stricken season, Coming out of high school, it is expected that his pitch recognition is not at a high level.
He was drafted as a third baseman but scouts think as he matures he will be moved to left field or first base due to his lack of range. Because of his young age and uncertainty, the White Sox may have to throw in some cash into the deal to sweeten the pot for the Diamondbacks.