3 biggest Chicago White Sox weaknesses going into 2022

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 07: Starting pitcher Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 07, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 07: Starting pitcher Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 07, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Farm System

The Chicago White Sox are going to continue trying to improve their farm system.

The Chicago White Sox farm system is one of the worst in baseball. All of the White Sox prospects have graduated to the MLB level so a once deep talent pool has now been deleted.

This of course was all part of the plan when Rick Hahn was selling off assets to build one of the best farm systems in baseball. The end goal was for them to all get called up and make the White Sox a contender.

However, given the White Sox injury problems, the lack of prospects is now a major weakness for the organization. If someone gets hurt, they have no reinforcements to call up to replace them. Last year the White Sox had Jake Burger and Gavin Sheets when they needed help but now they too are on the big league club.

The White Sox farm system already proved to be a weakness this offseason. Rick Hahn had the White Sox in the running for Sean Manaea but he was outbid by the San Diego Padres. They simply had more to offer. If the White Sox need to make an impactful addition at the trade deadline, it may be tough for them given the lack of quality prospects in their farm system.

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