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  1. 1. Colson Montgomery | SS
    Colson Montgomery
    Born: Feb 27, 2002
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 190
    Minors: .268/.394/.341 | 0 HR | 0 SB | 82 AB

    Montgomery drew praise from scouts last summer thanks to a strong lefthanded swing that was regularly cited as one of the most pure and smooth swings in the class. A 6-foot-4, 190-pound shortstop, Montgomery is also a standout high school basketball player who uses his left hand on the court but throws righthanded on the baseball field. Scouts have lauded his athleticism even though he's not a great runner, but his impressive reactions and average arm strength should give him a shot to handle third base at the next level. He has the frame, bat speed and swing to grow into more than enough power to profile at a corner position, with some scouts thinking he has plus raw power now and could grow into more at his physical peak. He has strength in his swing now and looks like the sort of hitter who will be a consistent home run threat, but there's some length in the swing and his longer levers could create swing-and-miss issues as well. Those swing-and-miss issues surfaced at last summer's East Coast Pro, leading many scouts to think he'll be a power-over-hit sort of bat. Montgomery is older for the class and turned 19 in February, so he'll be draft-eligible in his second year at Indiana if he makes it to campus. While teams who prioritize age might be more skeptical, there are some clubs who are fully in on Montgomery's bat, and he has a chance to come off the board late in the first round or soon after.

  2. 2. Yoelqui Cespedes | OF
    Yoelqui Cespedes
    Born: Sep 24, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'9" Wt.: 205

    Cespedes follows stars like Jose Abreu and Luis Robert and fellow prospects Bryan Ramos, Yolbert Sanchez and Norge Vera in the line of Cubans in the White Sox's system. He's older than most first-year pros and had his start delayed by a visa issue, but still made it in time to be one of the team's representatives at this year's Futures Game. There have been some issues with swing and miss, but the organization believes those will come down as he kicks off the rust from the time away from the game. He has a chance to stick in center field.

  3. 3. Wes Kath | 3B
    Wes Kath
    Born: Aug 3, 2002
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 200
    Minors: .224/.290/.357 | 3 HR | 1 SB | 98 AB

    Kath got plenty of eyeballs on him as soon as MLB allowed amateur scouts to get back on the field last summer, with the lefthanded-hitting infielder playing in quite a few tournaments leading into his final high school season at Desert Mountain (Ariz.) High. The Arizona State commit was up to the challenge as he steadily started climbing draft boards, putting an exclamation point on his high school career when he slammed a long home run over the right-field bullpen at Tempe Diablo Stadium in the Wolves' successful Arizona 5-A state championship game. Kath looks the part of an old-school ballplayer, not using batting gloves at the plate and having a consistency to his game. He shows plus raw power with an at least average hit tool, using a nice, easy flat swing and having a plan at the plate. It's more gap-to-gap doubles power now with the ability to make adjustments and use all fields, but he's expected to grow into more over-the-fence pop with age and experience. Most scouts believe Kath will have to move off shortstop to a corner infield spot, as he lacks twitchiness and good footwork coupled with his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. Observers who think he has a chance to stay at shortstop point out the good instincts and ability to finish plays. He has a plus arm with good carry on his throws. Kath is a below-average runner but better underway. The consensus opinion is that he's a second-round talent, but there is speculation that with enough teams on him he could go before the end of the first round.

  4. 4. Norge Vera | RHP
    Norge Vera
    Born: Jun 1, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 185
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2021.

    Vera was signed out of Cuba in late February but had the start to his season in the Dominican Summer League delayed by a minor injury. When he gets on the mound, he's likely to show why the White Sox spent $1.5 million to sign him. He's peaked at 98 mph in side sessions, and the White Sox have been encouraged by his clean delivery and athletic frame.

  5. 5. Andrew Dalquist | RHP
    Andrew Dalquist
    Born: Nov 13, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Redondo Beach, Calif., 2019 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Mike Baker.
    Minors: 2-9 | 5.31 ERA | 78 SO | 53 BB | 78 IP

    Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Curveball: 50. Control: 50.

    TRACK RECORD: Dalquist went from relative anonymity to a top draft prospect with a big senior year at Redondo (Calif.) Union High. The White Sox drafted him in the third round in 2019 and signed him for an aboveslot $2 million. Dalquist and spent 2020 at the alternate training site before finishing at instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Dalquist moved to Arizona to be closer to the White Sox's minor league complex and made significant strength gains. His fastball ticked up from the low 90s to sitting 94-95 mph with late tailing action. His slider is an above-average pitch with solid break when he throws it in the low-to-mid 80s, but it shows more cutter-type break when he overthrows it. Dalquist removed some of the slurviness from his mid-70s curveball and now shows a crisp, deep, 11-to-5 break on the pitch. Dalquist's changeup shows fine separation from his fastball, but he needs to do a better job finishing the pitch to get it to play to its average potential. Dalquist throws everything for strikes with an easy, athletic delivery and generates some deception, as well.

    THE FUTURE: Dalquist needs to show he can hold his improvements over a full season. If he can, he has mid-rotation potential.

  6. 6. Jared Kelley | RHP
    Jared Kelley
    Born: Oct 3, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 230
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Refugio, Texas, 2020 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Tyler Wilt.
    Minors: 0-7 | 7.61 ERA | 27 SO | 26 BB | 24 IP

    Fastball: 70. Slider: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 50.

    TRACK RECORD: Kelley surprisingly fell out of the first round in the 2020 draft after ranking as one of the top prep pitchers in the class. The White Sox quickly selected him in the second round, No. 47 overall, and signed him away from a Texas commitment for $3 million, nearly double slot value. Kelley reported to the team's alternate training site after signing and finished the year in instructional league, where he was one of the top pitchers in Arizona.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Kelley stands out for his strong, classic pitcher's frame and the ease with which he pumps 95-97 mph fastballs. The White Sox worked with him on staying behind his fastball to help it maintain its axis and riding life through the zone. That makes it a potential plus-plus pitch. Kelley's low-80s changeup is another potential plus offering that plays well off his fastball and keeps hitters of balance. His slider is a work in progress, with the White Sox emphasizing throwing it with intent in order to maintain mid-80s velocity. Kelley has a sturdy, durable build that should help him log innings and throw strikes, but he doesn't have much room to get bigger.

    THE FUTURE: Kelley is set to make his pro debut in 2021. If all goes well, he has a chance to become a mid-to-front-of-therotation starter.

  7. 7. Matthew Thompson | RHP
    Matthew Thompson
    Born: Aug 11, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Cypress, Texas, 2019 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Chris Walker.
    Minors: 1-9 | 6.42 ERA | 74 SO | 37 BB | 69 IP

    Fastball: 60. Changeup: 50. Curveball: 60. Control: 45.

    TRACK RECORD: Thompson gained recognition in high school as a livearmed pitcher who could pump low-tomid-90s fastballs with relative ease. The White Sox drafted him in the second round in 2019 and signed him for an above-slot $2.1 million. Thompson spent the 2020 season at the team's alternate training site before finishing at instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Thompson returned in 2020 in better physical shape and is now regarded as the best athlete in Chicago's farm system. The organization worked to keep his body in sync throughout his delivery and tried to eliminate a bit of a leg kick in his delivery. Those alterations helped him stay through his pitches better, and the result was a crisper arsenal. Thompson's fastball now sits 92-95 mph and touches 97 with carry through the strike zone. He's always shown an advanced feel to spin the ball, and now his curveball is a bona fide plus pitch in the low 80s with better-defined break. His changeup is a clear third pitch but flashes average. Thompson's whippy arm action limits his control to fringe-average, but he throws enough strikes to project a starter.

    THE FUTURE: Thompson is set to move to the Class A levels in 2020. He has mid-rotation upside.

  8. 8. Gavin Sheets | 1B
    Gavin Sheets
    Born: Apr 23, 1996
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 245
    Drafted/Signed: Wake Forest, 2017 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Abe Fernandez.
    Minors: .295/.362/.507 | 11 HR | 1 SB | 227 AB

    Hitting: 45. Power: 55. Running: 45. Fielding: 50. Arm: 50.

    TRACK RECORD: Sheets zoomed up draft boards after a power surge during his junior year, hitting 21 home runs in 240 at-bats for Wake Forest. The White Sox drafted him 49th overall and signed him for $2 million. Sheets' power didn't show up initially as a pro, leading some to believe it might have been a mirage, but he broke out in 2019 with 16 homers at Double-A Birmingham and seemed prime for even further gains in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Sheets used the coronavirus shutdown to get in better shape, and the White Sox saw enough athleticism to try him in left field at instructional league. Outside scouts who saw him at the position believe it is a legitimate option. In the box, Sheets continued working to utilize his lower half more in his swing, and the results are some of the best exit velocities in the organization and a newfound ability to pull offspeed pitches with authority. He does better on pitches in the upper half of the zone, and working to do damage on pitches in all parts of the zone will be his next step.

    THE FUTURE: With left field now an option, Sheets has a clearer path to the big leagues because he was behind top prospect Andrew Vaughn on the first base depth chart. He'll open 2021 at Triple-A.

  9. 9. Jake Burger | 3B
    Jake Burger
    Born: Apr 10, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: Missouri State, 2017 (1st round).
    Signed By: Clay Overcash.
    Minors: .288/.336/.543 | 17 HR | 0 SB | 278 AB

    When the White Sox drafted Burger in the first round in 2017, team officials raved about his makeup. He needed every bit of it to overcome a pair of torn Achilles tendons that cost him the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He got back on the field in indy ball after the minor league season was canceled in 2020, then impressed the team enough to earn a spot at Triple-A to open 2021. He was among the team's best hitters in the early going, then earned a trip to Chicago for his major league debut. He's likely a backup infielder who can provide offense in a pinch at either infield corner.

  10. 10. Jose Rodriguez | SS
    Jose Rodriguez
    Born: May 13, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2018.
    Signed By: Ruddy Moreta.
    Minors: .301/.339/.471 | 14 HR | 30 SB | 459 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Two seasons after signing, Rodriguez has been productive at both of the system's lowest levels. He tied for fourth in the Rookie-level Arizona League in home runs in 2019, with nine, and was one of just 13 players in the league with a slugging percentage better than .500.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Rodriguez's reports from instructional league were uneven. He plays with aggression that can border on recklessness, but also can play above-average defense when everything goes right. At the plate, he badly needs to reel in his approach. Scouts in Arizona saw an overly free swinger with a loopy swing who stepped in the bucket and had a particular weakness against sliders. When everything clicks in his swing, though, there's surprising power and ability to use the whole field, though the White Sox would like him to work more on going the opposite way. He's a below-average runner.

    THE FUTURE: Rodriguez has a lot of work to do to refine his game, and he'll resume that quest in low Class A. If everything clicks, he could fill a middle-infield utility role with a bit of pop.

  11. 11. Sean Burke | RHP
    Sean Burke
    Born: Dec 18, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 230
    Minors: 0-1 | 3.21 ERA | 22 SO | 9 BB | 14 IP

    Burke was a talented basketball player in high school and a projection pitching prospect thanks to a lean 6-foot-5 frame and an exciting fastball/curveball combination. He's filled out that frame over three years with Maryland and is now listed at 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, though he did miss the 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery. Burke worked an excellent 22.2 innings in the shortened 2020 season, striking out 35 batters and walking 11 while posting a 1.99 ERA. Burke is an impressive athlete for his size and this spring continued to show off the fastball/curveball combination that had scouts excited back in high school. Early this spring, Burke was sitting around 92-93 mph but that dipped over the course of the season. At his best, he's run his fastball up to 97-98. The pitch reportedly has impressive spin characteristics up in the zone, which makes pairing it with a mid-70s downer curveball a good combination. The curveball has been Burke's best swing-and-miss pitch this season and works best as a chase pitch as well. Burke also throws a slider in the low 80s, which scouts have said has improved this spring to the point where it's his most frequently thrown offspeed pitch. Burke also throws a low-80s changeup that's mostly straight, but the usage is minimal. Despite a low-effort delivery and athleticism, Burke's strikes have been scattered and inconsistent, with a career walk rate close to 5.0 per nine innings.

  12. 12. Jimmy Lambert | RHP
    Jimmy Lambert
    Born: Nov 18, 1994
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: Fresno State, 2016 (5th round).
    Signed By: Adam Virchis.
    Minors: 3-3 | 4.98 ERA | 78 SO | 29 BB | 60 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Lambert, whose younger brother Peter pitches for the Rockies, got scouts' attention with an excellent five-game stretch at Double-A Birmingham in 2018. He tore his ulnar collateral ligament shortly thereafter and had Tommy John. Under normal circumstances, Lambert would have missed a good chunk of the season finishing his rehab before returning to the minors. With no minor league season, he instead got a chance to make his big league debut.

    SCOUTING REPORT: At his best, Lambert pitches with a four-seam fastball that averaged around 93 mph and touched 96 during his two-game stint in the big leagues. He backs it up with a trio of pitches that each could reach above-average. He went to his low-80s changeup and downer, mid-70s curveball in nearequal measure in the majors, and the White Sox particularly like the action his high arm slot creates on his changeup. His fourth pitch is a short, sharp mid-80s slider, which he threw twice in the big leagues (for consecutive swinging strikes against the Twins' Miguel Sano).

    THE FUTURE: Lambert's season ended when he strained his right forearm and had to be placed on the injured list. He should be ready to go for spring training, however, and could find himself back in the big leagues at some point.

  13. 13. Jonathan Stiever | RHP
    Jonathan Stiever
    Born: May 12, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 205
    Drafted/Signed: Indiana, 2018 (5th round).
    Signed By: Justin Weschsler.
    Minors: 5-5 | 5.84 ERA | 88 SO | 28 BB | 74 IP

    Fastball: 50. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Curveball: 60. Control: 45.

    TRACK RECORD: Stiever spent two years at the front of Indiana's rotation and was drafted by the White Sox in the fifth round in 2018. He broke out with 154 strikeouts in 145 innings in his first full season in 2019 as he conquered both Class A levels. The White Sox brought him to their alternate training site in 2020 and he made his major league debut Sept. 13 with a start against the Tigers.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Stiever has an average fastball that sits 92-93 mph and touches 95, but what separates him is his breaking pitches. His curveball is a true downer at 73-77 mph with nearly five feet of drop and has a chance to be plus, while his 83-86 mph slider has sharper vertical bite and should be at least above-average. He did not command either pitch particularly well in the majors, but both have a chance to be out pitches if he can land them in the strike zone consistently. Stiever's mid-80s changeup is a work in progress but has a chance to be average. The White Sox have worked with Stiever to stay through his delivery and work downhill. The improvements give him a chance at fringe-average control.

    THE FUTURE: Stiever will open 2021 back in the minors. He has back-of-the-rotation potential if he can harness command of his secondaries.

  14. 14. Bryan Ramos | 3B
    Bryan Ramos
    Born: Mar 12, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2018.
    Signed By: Ruddy Moreta/Doug Laumann/Marco Paddy.
    Minors: .243/.348/.412 | 13 HR | 13 SB | 415 AB

    TRACK RECORD: After impressing as an amateur in Cuba, Ramos earned a $300,000 bonus and was skipped over the Dominican Summer League in favor of a pro debut in the Rookie-level Arizona League. There, he hit for average and power and performed well as one of just three players in the league who were born in 2002.

    SCOUTING REPORT: After missing out on much-needed development in 2020 thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Ramos was intriguing at instructional league. He's a strong player with big bat speed who can impress in batting practice but still needs to work on timing and consistent direction to the ball in his swing. He's a fairly free swinger, especially early in the count, which could hamper his ability to hit. He's a below-average runner, but the White Sox see enough athleticism to possibly try him at second base in addition to his traditional spot at third.

    THE FUTURE: No matter when the season begins, Ramos will play all year at 19. He's likely to stay back in the AZL before moving to low Class A. He will take patience, but has one of the system's higher upsides.

  15. 15. Yolbert Sanchez | 2B
    Yolbert Sanchez
    Born: Mar 3, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 176
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2019.
    Signed By: Marco Paddy.
    Minors: .307/.349/.420 | 9 HR | 5 SB | 355 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Sanchez earned the top international bonus handed out by the White Sox in 2019. He was teammates with Luis Robert as an amateur in Cuba on the country's U18 national team. He started his career in the Dominican Summer League, where he was among the league's older players.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Sanchez reported to instructional league in Arizona and looked particularly rusty. Internal and external evaluators saw a player who'd gotten thicker during the shutdown, lacked an approach at the plate and showed a willingness to chase. Scouts also saw a player who will not be able to stick at shortstop because of below-average speed and fringy arm strength. The White Sox are optimistic he'll be able to regain some of what they saw when they signed him once he gets more consistent reps.

    THE FUTURE: Because Sanchez will be 23 once the season starts, the clock is ticking. He has little experience as a pro and will likely need to start at low Class A to give the White Sox the best chance to see what he can do.

  16. 16. Lenyn Sosa | SS
    Lenyn Sosa
    Born: Jan 25, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 180
    Minors: .273/.303/.406 | 11 HR | 3 SB | 443 AB

    Sosa was signed out of Venezuela in 2017 and has slowly shown improvement as he's moved up the ladder. Scouts see a player who can stick at shortstop despite average range. He makes up for it with quick hands and an excellent internal clock. His offensive skills are contact-oriented and best suited for the bottom of a lineup.

  17. 17. Romy Gonzalez | SS
    Romy Gonzalez
    Born: Sep 6, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 210
    Minors: .275/.357/.525 | 23 HR | 22 SB | 335 AB

    Gonzalez has been one of the system's bright spots in 2021. He began trying shortstop during the 2019 instructional league, but then didn't get to take it into games because of the canceled 2020 minor league season. External scouts see a potentially average shortstop with big-time bat speed generated with strong hands. His 15 homers through July 28 were tied for the second most in the system.

  18. 18. Micker Adolfo | OF
    Micker Adolfo
    Born: Sep 11, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 255
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2013.
    Signed By: Marco Paddy.
    Minors: .254/.317/.534 | 23 HR | 3 SB | 335 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Adolfo signed with the White Sox with the idea that he'd grow into his body and develop big-time power. Four years later, he proved them right by hitting 16 home runs at low Class A Kannapolis. His development has been slowed, however, first by Tommy John surgery in 2019 and then the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Adolfo easily possesses the most juice in the system. He's a hulking man who takes a huge cut and can quickly lose mistakes to the deepest parts of any park. The question is: Can he cut down enough on his strikeouts to access that power often enough to make himself a big league regular? The White Sox coaching staff worked with Adolfo at the alternate training site to maintain his posture and find a more consistent, less steep bat path that he can trust will help him do the same damage as his old swing. Defensively, his 80-grade arm would be a weapon in right field, where he can potentially be an average defender with fringe-average speed.

    THE FUTURE: Adolfo will begin 2021 at one of the team's upper-level affiliates in the hopes of returning to the form that saw him star at high Class A in 2018. There's a lot of rust to kick off, but the reward might be worth the wait.

  19. 19. Luis Gonzalez | OF
    Luis Gonzalez
    Born: Sep 10, 1995
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: New Mexico, 2017 (3rd round).
    Signed By: John Kazanas.
    Minors: .241/.352/.423 | 7 HR | 9 SB | 137 AB

    Hitting: 50. Power: 45. Running: 50. Fielding: 55. Arm: 60.

    TRACK RECORD: Gonzalez pitched and hit at New Mexico but was universally regarded as a better prospect as a position player. The White Sox drafted him in the third round in 2017 as an outfielder and signed him for $517,000. Gonzalez struggled at Double-A in 2019, but he redeemed himself with a strong showing at the alternate training site in 2020 and made his major league debut Aug. 18.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Gonzalez has long had gifted hands, solid bat speed and a patient, mature approach at the plate. The White Sox tweaked his lower half after the 2019 season, including reinstalling a toe top he had previously discarded, and the result was a more rhythmic swing. With his improvements and an emphasis on letting the ball travel deep and using the whole field, Gonzalez shows the potential to be an average hitter. He has more line-drive gap power than home run power, but he has the bat speed to impact the ball and drive it over the fence on occasion. Gonzalez is a well-rounded athlete capable of playing all three outfield spots. He is best in a corner, where his plus arm strength is an asset.

    THE FUTURE: Gonzalez will head back to the minors to start 2021. How his swing improvements hold will determine if he reaches his everyday ceiling.

  20. 20. Blake Rutherford | OF
    Blake Rutherford
    Born: May 2, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Canoga Park, Calif., 2016 (1st round).
    Signed By: Bobby Dejardin (Yankees).
    Minors: .241/.279/.394 | 10 HR | 4 SB | 406 AB

    TRACK RECORD: After one season in the Yankees' system, Rutherford was dealt to the White Sox for third baseman Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. Since joining his new organization, Rutherford has continued to try to add strength and produce enough power to profile in a corner outfielder. He spent the summer at the team's alternate training site, but could not attend official instructional league because he is part of the 40-man roster.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Though the coronavirus pandemic canceled the minor league season, Rutherford was afforded development time at the ATS. There he continued to work on learning how to pull the ball with authority. He worked with Brewers star Christian Yelich over the offseason and brought those lessons to camp, where he worked on getting the barrel on plane quickly and meeting the ball in the strike zone. The result was double-digit home runs against some of the White Sox's higher level pitching. Defensively, his fringe-average speed and below-average throwing arm likely limits him to left field, where he could play to help get Eloy Jimenez to DH.

    THE FUTURE: The 2020 season would have been eye-opening for Rutherford, who would have played at the team's hitter-friendly Triple-A park in Charlotte. If his power didn't play there, it would have raised serious red flags. He'll try that path again in 2021.

  21. 21. Jason Bilous | RHP
    Jason Bilous
    Born: Aug 11, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 185
    Minors: 3-8 | 5.76 ERA | 106 SO | 32 BB | 80 IP

    The White Sox's 13th-rounder in 2018 out of Coastal Carolina, Bilous has been one of the team's better performers in 2021. He's been affected by a blister intermittently, but at his best shows a fastball that averages around 93 mph. He pairs it with a potentially plus slider, average curveball and fringy changeup.

  22. 22. Tanner McDougal | RHP
    Tanner McDougal
    Born: Apr 3, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 185
    Minors: 1-2 | 9.64 ERA | 17 SO | 5 BB | 10 IP

    McDougal, whose father pitched in the minor leagues, isn't as well known in draft prospect circles because he didn't play in a lot of the big events, other than the 2020 Area Code Games, leading into his senior high school season. With a solid, projectable frame, McDougal is still very much an intriguing project with a very loose arm that delivers a fastball in the 92-94 mph range, touching 96 mph. His breaking ball, best labeled as a slurve, has a wide range of speeds and can be a plus pitch when he consistently delivers it at mid-80s slider speed. He slows his arm and doesn't have a lot of feel for an 81-85 mph changeup. He has below-average command, in part because of a delivery with a head whack and plenty of moving parts, which could indicate a future as a bullpen arm, and he doesn't work out of the windup much. McDougal is committed to Oregon.

  23. 23. Cristian Mena | RHP
    Cristian Mena
    Born: Dec 21, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 170
    Minors: 1-4 | 8.53 ERA | 54 SO | 20 BB | 45 IP

    Mena was signed out of the Dominican Republic as part of the 2019 international class and subsequently had his first crack at a pro debut scuttled by the pandemic. He skipped over the Dominican Summer League to debut stateside this year and has intermittently impressed evaluators with a solid frame, low-90s fastball and feel to spin the ball. He tends to get a little cross-body in his delivery, which affects his consistency, but the White Sox are intrigued by what they've seen.

  24. 24. McKinley Moore | RHP
    McKinley Moore
    Born: Aug 24, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'6" Wt.: 225
    Minors: 2-2 | 4.31 ERA | 58 SO | 21 BB | 40 IP

    Moore is an arm-strength guy all the way, and he can ramp his fastball up to 99 mph. He was the White Sox's 14th-rounder out of Arkansas-Little Rock in 2019 and dominated at Low-A Kannapolis before a promotion to High-A. He needs to polish his control and command to get the best out of his stuff.

  25. 25. Jefferson Mendoza | C
    Jefferson Mendoza
    Born: Jan 16, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 170
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2017.
    Signed By: Amador Arias.
    Minors: .222/.328/.404 | 5 HR | 0 SB | 99 AB

    Signed out of Venezuela in 2017, Mendoza was lauded as an amateur for a polished blend of skills behind the plate and the potential for average power as he grew and developed. The time off during the pandemic shutdown hurt, but Mendoza has started strong in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

  26. 26. Wilber Sanchez | SS
    Wilber Sanchez
    Born: Feb 21, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 160
    Minors: .229/.270/.356 | 6 HR | 17 SB | 188 AB

    Signed out of Venezuela in 2019, Sanchez got a taste of pro ball in 2019 in the Dominican Summer League and has started out well in his first test in the states. Evaluators internally speak highly of his bat-to-ball skills and ability to stick at shortstop in the long run.

  27. 27. Misael Gonzalez | OF
    Misael Gonzalez
    Born: May 23, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 175
    Minors: .229/.320/.418 | 7 HR | 5 SB | 153 AB

    Gonzalez was the White Sox's 12th-rounder in 2019, out of high school in Puerto Rico. Internal evaluators praise his athleticism and budding power, as well as his chances to stick in center field. Externally, scouts peg Gonzalez among the best of Chicago's group in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.

  28. 28. Luke Shilling | RHP
    Luke Shilling
    Born: Nov 18, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 230
    Minors: 0-0 | 2.95 ERA | 27 SO | 8 BB | 19 IP

    Shilling was one of the more intriguing arms in the White Sox's system this season, boasting a fastball up to 98 mph with a pair of swing-and-miss breaking balls. He tore his ulnar collateral ligament, however, and is out for the season.

  29. 29. Zack Burdi | RHP
    Zack Burdi
    Born: Mar 9, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 205
    Signed By: Phil Gulley.
    Minors: 0-2 | 6.59 ERA | 45 SO | 17 BB | 29 IP

    Burdi has long teased with his potential, but injuries have derailed his progress. He made his big league debut in 2020 and reached the big leagues again in 2021. He's still averaging 97 mph with his fastball and shows flashes of an above-average slider, but he needs to work on staying within himself and not trying to overdo it on every pitch.

  30. 30. Caleb Freeman | RHP
    Caleb Freeman
    Born: Feb 23, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: Texas Tech, 2019 (15th round).
    Signed By: Ryan Dorsey.
    Minors: 2-2 | 2.89 ERA | 55 SO | 18 BB | 44 IP

    Touted as having some of the best stuff in the system among relievers, Freeman worked on sharpening his control and command before a recent bump to Double-A. He works with a 93-97 mph fastball with excellent vertical break, and has plenty of feel to spin a mid-80s slider and low-80s curveball.

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