3 potential Craig Kimbrel for Jeff McNeil trades to consider

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The Chicago White Sox could get a good pitching prospect in addition to Jeff McNeil.

Jeff McNeil and Craig Kimbrel both have something in common. They have both been publically viewed as trade bait and they both had bumpy ends to the 2021 season after magnificent stretches beforehand. With that in mind, Craig Kimbrel is probably worth a bit more for that reason and because he is a pitcher.

Dominic Hamel is the New York Met’s number 12 prospect in their organization right now. He is a right-handed pitcher that is expected to make his Major League debut in 2024 if all goes well. He was their third-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft (81st overall). He has a lot of arm talent which is good for his potential development.

His two best pitches, according to MLB dot com’s scouting grades, are his fastball and slider. He also has a developing changeup and curveball. Growing these pitches and learning how to mix them up properly is the key to his development. The White Sox are historically good at that.

The White Sox are always going to be looking to take on young talent so that they can keep their organizational depth strong while competing at the MLB level. Adding a young pitcher like Hamel is a great start.