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Chicago White Sox 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

Pitchers (24)
Drew Anderson
Aaron Bummer
Dylan Cease
Steve Cishek
Alex Colome
Jimmy Cordero
Ross Detwiler
Dane Dunning
Jace Fry
Carson Fulmer
Lucas Giolito
Gio Gonzalez
Tayron Guerrero
Ian Hamilton
Kelvin Herrera
Codi Heuer
Tyler Johnson
Dallas Keuchel
Michael Kopech
Jimmy Lambert
Reynaldo Lopez
Evan Marshall
Carlos Rodón
Jose Ruiz
Catchers (4)
Zack Collins
James McCann
Infielders (10)
Jose Abreu
Tim Anderson
Cheslor Cuthbert
Edwin Encarnacion
Leury Garcia
Nick Madrigal
Danny Mendick
Yoan Moncada
Andrew Romine
Andrew Vaughn
Outfielders (6)
Luis Basabe
Nicky Delmonico
Adam Engel
Eloy Jimenez
Nomar Mazara
Luis Robert

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

All the big boys are here. Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Andrew Vaughn and Nick Madrigal are the White Sox's top four prospects and made the pool. Kopech will finally get a chance to get back on the big league mound after missing 2019 recovering from Tommy John surgery, Robert will make his big league debut when the season begins and Madrigal might not be far behind. Vaughn is the team's best prospect without upper-level experience, but he has enough talent that working out with the big league club shouldn't be overwhelming.

Beyond that quartet, righthanders Dane Dunning and Jimmy Lambert—both of who are recovering from Tommy John surgery—are included, as are upper-level relievers Codi Heuer and Ian Hamilton and infielder Danny Mendick.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

It is a bit of a surprise to see neither of the White Sox's upper-level outfielders—Nos. 9 and 10 prospects Blake Rutherford and Luis Gonzalez, respectively—make the list, though the initial group is just 44 players. That leaves room for up to 16 more prospects to either join the club in Chicago or head to the team's Alternate Training Site.

PARTING THOUGHTS

This was supposed to be the year it all coalesced for the White Sox. Their young core was blooming, with Lucas Giolito and Tim Anderson coming off breakout years, Eloy Jimenez looking to build off a strong rookie season, Kopech on the verge of returning and Robert and Madrigal ready to debut. As such, most of the team's initial list is made up of players who could help the big league team sprint to the playoffs, while the lower-level players are likely headed to the team's Alternate Training Site.

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Minor League Transactions

Transactions involving minor league players for the period June 27-July 8, 2020.

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