The Chicago White Sox know a thing or two about developing prospects. They have rebuilt their team from scratch and did it by bringing in lots of you players that they needed to develop in the minors. They are slumping as an MLB team right now but we know how much talent is there.
In order to keep it going, they need to replenish the farm and get those guys ready for what may be an eventual MLB debut. The leader of that pack right now is Colson Montgomery. The White Sox used their first-round draft pick (22nd overall) on him in 2021.
Montgomery is currently listed as the team’s number one prospect in the organization. The White Sox just moved him up to High-A where he is joining the Winston Salem Dash after spending the first portion of this season with the Low-A Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.
The Chicago White Sox moved Colson Montgomery to High-A ball.
This is a big move for the White Sox as their top prospect is on the move. He is a shortstop and will be playing there and batting second in his first game with the Dash on Friday. This is a big moment in his development as he will now have his first taste of organizational evolution.
Montgomery is also going to be joining the number two prospect in the organization in Oscar Colas who will be batting third right behind him as the designated hitter. The White Sox are hoping that both of these guys will be able to make an impact at the MLB level one day.
The White Sox are considered to have a low-ranked farm system. That is fair as a lot of their prospects have now graduated to the Major Leagues. Luckily, that doesn’t mean that these guys are bad or have to listen to the rankings.
Seeing a lot of them advance is great for the White Sox. We saw Lenyn Sosa get promoted to MLB from AA ball without playing with the AAA Charlotte Knights because he earned it. There is more of that to come with guys like Colson Montgomery. We can only hope that he lives up to his potential over the next couple of years.