The Chicago White Sox were an outstanding baseball team in 2005. They won the World Series on the idea of a balanced lineup and outstanding pitching staff. One player that really helped that cause was Juan Uribe. He wasn’t one of the superstars on the team but he was surely one of the great players that helped them win.
Unfortunately, that was a long time ago. It has been so long that Uribe’s son is all grown up now and he is ready to try and make a baseball career for himself. He is a shortstop like his dad and he also appears to be pretty good.
A video surfaced from Hector Gomez on Twitter of Juan Uribe Jr. hitting baseballs. He looks really good in the video and like he could be someone that has a professional baseball career ahead of him. It will be interesting to see what level he can take it to.
Gomez was also sure to note that several teams were looking at Uribe Jr. Apparently, however, Juan Uribe Sr. wants his son to play for the White Sox. He claims that the reason for this desire is because of the fact that Jr. was born in Chicago and he played for the Sox for five years.
The Chicago White Sox landing Juan Uribe Jr. would be so cool to see happen.
The White Sox have been very good with this stuff lately. Bringing in more young talent via the international pool has been one of the strengths so if Uribe really does want to play for the Sox, they shouldn’t have much trouble if he is worth it. Players like Jose Abreu, Luis Robert, Yoelqui Cespedes, and Oscar Colas are a few recent examples of this.
If a lot of teams are looking at Uribe as Hector Gomez suggests, then the White Sox could have their work cut out for them. Money and chance at playing time at some point are going to play a big factor. The White Sox might have the edge for obvious reasons but you just never know. This is a really interesting story that we will continue keeping an eye on as Sox fans.