3 Chicago White Sox prospects most likely to be traded

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Andrew Dalquist 

The Chicago White Sox have a few pitchers that may be expendable this year.

Dalquist is the second-best pitcher in the White Sox farm system behind Jared Kelley. Like Kelley, Dalquist is another right-hander that was drafted out of high school. He was committed to playing ball at Arizona but was drafted in the third round by the White Sox in 2019.

The California native threw three scoreless innings during his professional debut before spending 2020 at the White Sox alternate training site. He posted a 4.99 ERA in 23 games during 2021 with Kannapolis.

While his numbers didn’t jump off the page, scouts have been impressed by his mechanics. He has hit the weight room since being drafted and added some extra mph to his fastball which now sits around 94 mph. However, his delivery creates deception on his fastball, making it tough to time up.

He also has some refined secondary stuff. Dalquist offers a hard slider and a mid-70s curveball. Both have improved since he has turned pro and we probably haven’t seen the ceiling yet for either of those two pitches.

As a right-handed starter with plenty of upsides, it is easy to see Dalquist being packaged into a trade. He is expected to arrive in the big leagues in 2023 despite being in Single-A. Because of how advanced he is for his age, it is easy to see why.

He projects to be a middle-of-the-rotation starter but is not the high-powered arms that the White Sox need at the moment, making him easy to part with. He is an intriguing prospect for any team looking to add to their pitching depth.

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