The Reconstruction Era

The White Sox have hit some rough patches in recent years, as far as finding younger prospects to build up the organization’s talent under the wing of older veterans. However, the White Sox farm system has risen from one of the worst farm systems to the top three at the end of 2016. 

The White Sox had already made huge acquisitions of top-notch prospects from the trade of Chris Sale. Notably, Yoan Moncada , the 22 year old slugger from Cuba who is ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in baseball; and Michael Kopech the 21 year old from Texas, praised as one of the top pitching prospects in the game, wielding an impressive 105 mph fastball.

The White Sox also received Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez among other prospects from the trade of, Centerfielder, Adam Eaton. While currently pitching for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, Giolito has been ranked as the No. 2 prospect for the White Sox. Giolito started off the season with a 6.41 ERA, but has been making great strides recently for Charlotte. Giolito made quite an impression throwing a seven inning no-hitter back in late May. Moreover, Reynaldo Lopez, made his debut with the Washington Nationals in 2016 and now joins Giolito on the pitching staff of the Charlotte Knights. Lopez has an ERA of 4.91 and a record of 5-3 with the Knights.

The White Sox weren’t done yet though, recently the White Sox signed 19 year old Luis Robert for $25M.

Robert is ranked as one of the top international prospects behind Moncada. The amount of talent and potential behind these young prospects is nothing short of impressive and future of the White Sox looks brighter than before. In the next five years the Sox could potentially be a top contender in the MLB.

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