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White Sox Organizational Depth Chart

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I'm sure some of you are familiar with these. Moneyball, co-authored by Billy Beane and Billy's IBM Laptop, introduced the concept to a wider audience. It's exactly what it purports to be: a player depth chart for an organization from the majors all the way down the minors.  They're an excellent way to easily identify the strengths and weaknesses of a system. During the season, I use it as my cheat sheet for the players I follow.

After the jump is my preliminary take for 2010. You'll notice that there are empty spots. These will likely be filled by free agents or organizational players who simply are not worth mentioning on a depth chart. Also, the players currently listed at Rookie are those I'd expect to not be at a full season affiliate but are important enough to be included.   Finally, I don't include DH because, if you're a DH in the minors, you're not likely to ever see the majors. And since the White Sox don't actually have a major league DH, it works even better this season. I also don't include bench spots because my purpose for this is more for the minor leagues. Charts that do would likely simply include such players in the same box as another player, such as "Pierzynski/Righty Hitting Catcher".

Let me know what you think.

Catcher

1B

2B

SS

3B

MLB

Pierzynski

Konerko

Beckham

Ramirez

Teahen

AAA

Flowers

Retherford

Lillibridge

Viciedo

AA

L. Johnson

Gallagher

Mollenhauer

Morel

A+

Phegley

Escobar

Gilmore

A

Gonzalez

Black

Avila

Silverio

Rookie

Del Valle

Mercedes

L. Sanchez

 

LF

CF

RF

MLB

Pierre

Rios

Quentin

AAA

De Aza

Gartrell

AA

Shelby

Danks

Marrero

A+

Kuhn

Mitchell

Greene

A

Ciolli

Colligan

Shoemaker

Rookie

Alcala

Thompson

 

Starters

MLB

Buehrle, Peavy, Danks, Floyd, Garcia

AAA

Hudson, Marquez, Cassel, Harrell, Hynick

AA

Shirek, McCulloch, A. Carter, Rasner, Edwards

A+

Infante, Leesman, Sauer, Serafin

A

Griffith, Ballinger, Wickswat, Collop, Upchurch

Rookie

Holmberg, Heidenreich, Matos

 

Relievers

MLB

Jenks, Putz, Thornton, Pena, Linebrink, R. Williams, Torres

AAA

Santeliz, Nunez, Omogrosso, Dolsi

AA

N. Jones, Luis, Santos

A+

Bellamy, Remenowsky, Corley

A

S. Rodriguez, Buch