Chicago White Sox: 3 prospects that have made an impact this season

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Chicago White Sox, Yermin Mercedes
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The Chicago White Sox had so much success with Yermin Mercedes early this year.

After starting his 2021 season going 8-8, Yermin Mercedes quickly put himself on the map and showed that he was big-league ready. Mercedes would go on to bat an incredible .415 between March and April over 88 plate appearances before finally cooling off in May where he would bat .221 over his next 95 at-bats. The White Sox were one of the best teams in Major League Baseball while he was up there dominating the way that he was.

On July 2nd, Mercedes was optioned back to Triple-A Charlotte where he is currently slashing .275/.318/.464 with 11 hr and 29 driven in. Now 28 years old, Mercedes has been playing more first base at the Triple-A level, ultimately helping a Sox roster add depth if need be as he can play both first base and catcher.

With Zach Collins currently only slashing .205/.326/.335, it begs the question of how long it will be before Mercedes gets another shot in the big leagues. Even when slumping, Mercedes was putting up better numbers and the White Sox can ill-afford to have any lack of production offensively moving into the postseason. If they wanted to call someone up soon, Mercedes would be an okay option.