It is an interesting time to be a fan of Major League Baseball. There is a lockout so there hasn’t been much offseason drama to break down or discuss since the beginning of December. However, we are being treated to a bit of fun news this weekend as the international free agent prospects are all signing now. The Chicago White Sox are heavily involved.
We have been anticipating the signing of Oscar Colas for a long time. He is the number five ranked international prospect according to MLB dot com. He is a very exciting player that should be a part of the White Sox plans going forward. Most people who follow this team closely have had Colas on their radar for a long time.
However, he isn’t the only player to be excited about on this day. The White Sox also signed Erick Hernandez who is the number 28 ranked international prospect. There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this kid as well. Colas is the better player right now but you never know what happens with someone like Hernandez.
People like to compare Hernandez to Juan Soto which is an incredible compliment as the Washington Nationals outfielder is one of the five best players in Major League Baseball. If Hernandez turned out to be 80 percent of Soto, the White Sox would be in even better shape than they already are.
Erick Hernandez could be a great asset to the Chicago White Sox one day.
Hernandez is a very good hitter that can do well no matter what type of pitcher is on the mound. He is also a very good outfielder that is athletic enough to play any of the three positions out there. That should be a very nice asset for the White Sox in the future if he pans out and becomes an MLB player.
With the core that the White Sox has built, adding young prospects right now is very important. They believe that they can have a long run of sustained success and signing these two prospects could go a long way. Getting Colas felt like a given for over a year now but seeing someone like Hernandez come in is great news.