The Chicago White Sox needs to make some impactful additions before the season starts. There are glaring needs at second base and right field. With Carlos Rodon likely headed out the door in free agency and Micheal Kopech moving to the starting rotation, some pitching depth would also be useful.
The White Sox found out the hard way that splashy trades come at a price. Last season, the White Sox traded promising young starter, Dane Dunning, in exchange for Lance Lynn. During the trade deadline, Rick Hahn dealt Codi Heuer and former first-round pick Nick Madrigal.
This was in an effort to bolster the bullpen with Craig Kimbrel. The Lance Lynn deal worked out well for the White Sox. The Kimbrel deal, not so much. It’s the nature of the business.
But if the White Sox want to vault themselves into the top team in the American League, risks are going to have to be taken. The free-agent market for quality second baseman is barren. If the White Sox want to add a premium middle infielder, they may have to swing another trade.
The Chicago White Sox might make trades in order to increase their World Series odds.
Unfortunately, the toll for quality pieces usually comes in the form of young talent. Typically, that comes in the form of prospects. The White Sox currently do not have any prospects in Baseball America’s Top 100.
However, they do have some intriguing players in their farm system. Fans want another dominant arm to join the rotation and a double-play companion for Tim Anderson. Here are three prospects it could cost them: