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Eyeing Playoff Runs In 2020, Here's How The White Sox, Padres Were Built

Will a new decade bring more fruitful seasons for a pair of teams nearing the end of lengthy rebuilds?

The White Sox and Padres are still positioned well for the future, entering 2020 ranked among the top five farm systems in baseball respectively. But they've also made moves over the last calendar year to push their proverbial chips more toward contending in the interim.

You can find our feature stories about the White Sox here, and the Padres here.

Below is how each team was constructed this season.


PosLineup (Age)AcquiredFirst
CYasmani Grandal (31)Free agent2020
1BJose Abreu (33)Cuba2014
2BNick Madrigal* (23)Draft2018
3BYoan Moncada (25)Trade2017
SSTim Anderson (27)Draft2013
LFEloy Jimenez (23)Trade2017
CFLuis Robert (22)Cuba2017
RFNomar Mazara (25)Trade2020
DHEdwin Encarnacion (37)Free agent2020
* Madrigal should push 29-year-old Leury Garcia
into a utility role at some point in the first half
PosRotation (Age)AcquiredFirst
SPLucas Giolito (25)Trade2017
SPDallas Keuchel (32)Free agent2020
SPGio Gonzalez (34)Free agent2020
SPDylan Cease (24)Trade2017
SPReynaldo Lopez (26)Trade2017
SPMichael Kopech (24)Trade2017
PosTop Relievers (Age)AcquiredFirst
CLAlex Colome (31)Trade2019
RPAaron Bummer (31)Draft2014
RPSteve Cishek (34)Free agent2020

Minor League Transactions

Minor league maneuvering for organizations for the period April 1-June 1, 2020.


PosLineup (Age)AcquiredFirst
CFrancisco Mejia (24)Trade2018
1BEric Hosmer (30)Free agent2018
2BJurickson Profar (27)Trade2020
3BManny Machado (27)Free agent2019
SSFernando Tatis Jr. (21)Trade2016
LFTommy Pham (32)Trade2020
CFTrent Grisham (23)Trade2020
RFWil Myers (28)Trade2015
The Padres have the option of playing young lefthanded-hitting outfielders Josh Naylor (23) and Franchy Cordero (25) to balance the lineup
PosRotation (Age)AcquiredFirst
SPChris Paddack (24)Trade2016
SPGarrett Richards (32)Free agent2019
SPDinelson Lamet (27)Dominican Republic2014
SPZach Davies (27)Trade2020
SPJoey Lucchesi (27)Draft2016
SPCal Quantrill (25)Draft2016
PosTop Relievers (Age)AcquiredFirst
CLKirby Yates (33)Waivers2017
RPDrew Pomeranz (31)Free agent2020
RPEmilio Pagan (29)Trade2020
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