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2023 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 14

Yolbert Sánchez’s fast rise in 2021, fueled by the bat (!), stalled last season. | Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images

Yolbert Sánchez takes the No. 13 space. Who is the 14th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

It is the sixth year of Top Prospect voting at South Side Sox!

Here’s how 2018 wrangled out — all 42 picks. Also, here’s an archive of every article in the 2018 series. Here’s how 2019 came together, all 50 picks, and the archive as well. Here’s...

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Brett Ballantini

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 78: Ronny Hernandez

@RonnyHernandezlhr

A small sample size reveals a catcher with every tool in the box

Ronny Hernandez
Catcher
6´1´´
200 pounds
Age: 18
2022 High Level DSL (Rookie)
Age relative to high level -0.8 years
SSS rank among all catcher in the system 4
Overall 2022 stats 34 games ?? 6 HR ?? 22 RBI ?? .268/.383/.526 ?? 18 BB ?? 21 K ?? 25-of-49 (51.0%) CS

Ronny Hernandez was signed for the 2022 season out of Turmero, Venezuela, to little fanfare.

Well, get the fans flaring, because one year in, and...

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Today in White Sox History: February 7

Magglio Ordoñez’s final season in Chicago was filled with controversy and acrimony. | Albert Dickson/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images

Michael Jordan comes to the White Sox, and Magglio Ordoñez leaves

1959

Dorothy Rigney, grandaughter of White Sox founder Charles Comiskey and the majority owner of the club, reached an agreement to sell the team to Bill Veeck. After the sale, Dorothy’s brother Chuck Comiskey becomes the largest single stockholder in the club, but at...

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Melissa Sage-Bollenbach

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 79: Troy Claunch

Troy Claunch made a nice 2022 impact, especially given his UDFA status. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

A catcher with leadership and offensive abilities is never a bad thing to have in your system

Troy Claunch
Catcher
6´0´´
210 pounds
Age: 24
2022 High Level Kannapolis (High-A)
Age relative to high level +2.3 years
SSS rank among all catcher in the system 5
Overall 2022 stats 19 games ?? 0 HR ?? 7 RBI ?? .275/.390/.304 ERA ?? 12 BB ?? 19 K ?? 5-of-17 (29.4%) CS

The White Sox signed this...

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Sorting through right field options for the White Sox

The White Sox have shaken up their outfield picture from last year, a fairly sensible move given their weak results during the 2022 season. But there still remains uncertainty, particularly in right field.

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Brett Ballantini

Today in White Sox History: February 6

His time with the White Sox was fleeting, but memorable. | Focus on Sport/Getty Images

A quarter-century before Paulie and A.J.’s kielbasa connection fueled the South Side, a Polish Prince reigned

1949

One-year White Sox clubber Richie Zisk was born on this day, in Brooklyn.

Tasked with replacing the irreplaceable Roberto Clemente in Pittsburgh’s right field, Zisk managed a productive Pirates career, logging an .842 OPS and 137 OPS+ in addition to 15.7 WAR over essentially four full...

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Dante Jones

Support Liam Hendriks, and a worthy cause

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The White Sox and their closer have teamed up to help against the fight against non-Hodgkins lymphoma

As we all know, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks he is fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and there has been an outpouring of support from the baseball world. In honor of Hendriks, the team has announced that it will be selling a shirt to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) with the following, copyedited press statement:

CHICAGO – Specially designed “Close...

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Brett Ballantini

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 80: Brooks Gosswein

Brooks Gosswein would like a do-over for 2022. | @BrooksJGoss

It’s make or break time for this initially-impressive southpaw

Brooks Gosswein
Left-Handed Starting Pitcher
6´2´´
205 pounds
Age: 24
2022 SSS Top Prospect Ranking 26
2022 High Level Winston-Salem (High-A)
Age relative to high level 0.0 years
SSS rank among all left-handed starting pitchers in the system 4
Overall 2022 stats 3-10 games ?? 24 games (23 starts) ?? 99 IP ?? 6.45 ERA ?? 1.657 WHIP ?? 89 K ?? 57 BB

The White Sox drafted...

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Oddsmakers set White Sox win total for 2023 season

With less than two weeks until pitchers and catchers report, oddsmakers have been busy releasing various prop bets for the upcoming MLB season. Just recently over the past few days, many sportsbooks have also unveiled their 2023 regular season win totals.

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Adrian Serrano Brett Ballantini

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 81: Tim Elko

Tim Elko brings 80-grade power, and 80-grade facial hair, to the White Sox organization. | Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

If the power increases while the whiffs abate, we’ve got a keeper here

Tim Elko

First Baseman
6´4´´
240 pounds
Age: 24
2022 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age relative to high level +2.3 years
SSS rank among all first basemen in the system 5
Overall 2022 stats 24 games ?? 5 HR ?? 16 RBI ?? .240/.263/.438 ?? 3 BB ?? 41 K

With pick No. 311 in the 2022 MLB draft, the White Sox...

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whisoxman20051917 Brett Ballantini

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 82: Yoelvín Silven

@Peluche_Polanco_26

This righty offers few free passes, but needs to miss more bats

Yoelvín Silven

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher
6´1´´
186 pounds
Age: 23
2020 SSHP Top Prospect Ranking 70
2021 SSS Top Prospect Ranking 52
2022 SSS Top Prospect Ranking 53
2022 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Age relative to high level -1.4 years
SSS rank among all right-handed relief pitchers in the system 17
Overall 2022 stats 5-2 ?? 38 games ?? 51 2?3 innings ?? 6.97 ERA ?? 1.645 WHIP ?? 56 K ?? 19 BB

Yoelvín...

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Brett Ballantini

Today in White Sox History: February 4

After 11 seasons, the Phillies tossed Greg Luzinski on the scrap heap; the White Sox were all too happy to scoop him up. | Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Bull hangs ’em up

1985

Chicago native and Niles prep school product Greg Luzinski, who signed with the White Sox in 1981 and revitalized his career in the DH spot, retired.

Luzinski was dumped at the end of Spring Training 1981 by his lifelong franchise, the Philadelphia Phillies — and the White Sox were all too happy...

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White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German from Red Sox

This afternoon, the White Sox announced that they have acquired Franklin German from the Boston Red Sox in a reliever swap. In return, the White Sox are sending Theo Denlinger to Boston.

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5 ways Pedro Grifol can manage the White Sox better than Tony La Russa

At the time of the Tony La Russa hiring, the main rationale for bringing on the then-76-year-old was his championship track record as a head coach. Many said that his prowess in managing games would more than make up for any clubhouse rifts stemming from the age gap between La Russa and his players.

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Year of the Hamster

White Sox snag big arm from Boston

On Friday, the White Sox moved fast and struck a smart deal for high-ceiling reliever Franklin German. | Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Franklin German switches Sox, while the blacksmith heads to Beantown

On Friday, the White Sox proved adept dumpster divers, pulling Franklin German out of the DFA detritus outside of Fenway Park, swinging a waiver deal for Double-A reliever Theo Denlinger.

Here’s the full, copyedited White Sox release on the trade:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:...

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whisoxman20051917 Brett Ballantini

South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 83: Trey Jeans

Trey Jeans has caught the eye of FanGraphs, which got him moving up our prospect list. | Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

Our first lefty reliever gets on the board

Trey Jeans

Left-Handed Relief Pitcher
5´10´´
190 pounds
Age: 27
2020 SSHP Top Prospect ranking 97
2021 SSS Top Prospect ranking 96
2022 SSS Top Prospect Ranking N/R
2022 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Age relative to high level +1.6 years
SSS rank among all left-handed relief pitchers in the system 7
Overall 2022 stats 3-2 ?? 33 games (1...

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White Sox Add Bullpen Depth in Trade with Boston

Chicago acquired Boston's 2022 Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year in a trade. The Chicago White Sox struck a deal Friday with the Boston Red Sox. The teams exchanged pitchers in the agreement, with the White Sox acquiring Franklin German and the Red Sox receiving Theo Denlinger.

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Year of the Hamster

Today in White Sox History: February 3

A value signing that turned ugly

1996

To help fortify a comically-thin rotation (of the four core starters in 1995, just Wilson Alvarez and Alex Fernandez would remain with the team/stay healthy through 1996) the White Sox signed righthander Kevin Tapani to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

After seven years in Minnesota compiling 19.1 WAR, Tapani was dealt to the Dodgers to help a playoff run. However, Tapani was horrible in the stretch for L.A., culminating in an NLDS that saw him...

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White Sox Winter Blues: Nothing But Apathy as 2023 Season Approaches

Morale within the White Sox fan base has reached a dangerously low point with few bright spots on the horizon. The offseason for your Chicago White Sox can't be described as anything other than an abject failure.

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5 White Sox comeback players to target in fantasy baseball

Are you ready for the 2023 Fantasy Baseball season? Getting your big board together with your top players? Now, how many White Sox players are on that big board?

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