2022 Chicago White Sox Top MLB Prospects

Image credit: Colson Montgomery (Photo by Tracy Profitt/Four Seam Images)


Chicago’s major league team reached expectations in 2021, but it was a difficult year across the minors for White Sox affiliates, not to mention for a trio of high-profile high school arms in Jared Kelley, Andrew Dalquist and Matthew Thompson. Still, there’s reason for optimism, headlined by two prominent high school selections in the 2021 draft.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the White Sox system as it enters 2022. 

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Here’s how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses. 


Catcher: Zack Collins (30)
First Base: Andrew Vaughn (27)
Second Base: Colson Montgomery (23)
Third Base: Yoan Moncada (30)
Shortstop: Tim Anderson (32)
Left Field: Eloy Jimenez (28)
Center Field: Luis Robert (27)
Right Field: Yoelqui Cespedes (27)
Designated Hitter: Jose Abreu (38)

No. 1 Starter: Lucas Giolito (30)
No. 2 Starter: Dylan Cease (29)
No. 3 Starter: Michael Kopech (29)
No. 4 Starter: Norge Vera (25)
No. 5 Starter: Reynaldo Lopez (31)
Closer: Garrett Crochet (26)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Chicago’s Top 10, click here


Best Hitter for Average: Jose Rodriguez
Best Power Hitter: Romy Gonzalez
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Colson Montgomery
Fastest Baserunner: James Beard
Best Athlete: Colson Montgomery
Best Fastball: Norge Vera
Best Curveball: Tanner McDougal
Best Slider: Jonathan Stiever
Best Changeup: Jason Bilous
Best Control: Norge Vera
Best Defensive Catcher: Adam Hackenberg
Best Defensive Infielder: Wilber Sanchez
Best Infield Arm: Wes Kath
Best Defensive Outfielder: James Beard
Best Outfield Arm: Micker Adolfo

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