The Chicago White Sox could consider trading prospects for MLB players.
This is a trade that Rick Hahn probably would not want to make. Cespedes is a much better outfielder than Andujar. But Andujar has had success in the big leagues and Cespedes is a 24-year-old that is still in Double-A.
Cespedes may be one of the few players in the White Sox farm system that could pique the interest of Brian Cashman. Last season he slashed .285/.350/.463 with eight homers and 18 steals in 72 games between High-A and Double-A.
This was especially impressive considering he had a two-year layoff from live competition. He tends to be over-aggressive at the plate, resulting in a high strikeout rate. Last season, he struck out at a 28 percent clip. His five percent walk rate does not do much to ease concerns.
However, his knack for base stealing and good arm strength make him an intriguing player in the White Sox farm system. Because the White Sox spent time and money to sign him during the international signing period, they are likely to hang onto him.
Another thing Cespedes has going for him is that he is a natural outfielder. Andujar is a third baseman by trade that happens to play outfield occasionally. Could this trade happen? Yes. Will it? No.