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Secret Overnight Mini-Poll: Final South Side Sox Prospect Vote

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Who are the 41st- and 42nd-best prospects in the White Sox system?

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So Close: To the end.
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Congratulations, Lenyn Sosa, you are the 39th-best prospect in the SSS rankings, earning 37% (26 of 71 ballots)! Congratulations, Casey Gillaspie, you are the 40th-best prospect in the SSS rankings, earning 24% (17 of 71 ballots)!

Our last two prospects, Amado Nuñez and Yermin Mercedes, finished tied, at 20%.

So we’re going to hold a last-minute, overnight, end-in-the-a.m. vote to finish this thing clean.

On Saturday, we’ll begin the Most Essential White Sox poll.

South Side Sox Top White Sox Prospects for 2018

  1. Eloy Jimenez — 70% (Kopech 16%, Robert 11%, Hansen 2%, Cease 1%)
  2. Michael Kopech — 75% (Robert 18%, Hansen 4%, Cease 2%, Dunning 1%)
  3. Luis Robert — 63% (Hansen 24%, Cease 8%, Dunning 4%, Collins 1%)
  4. Alec Hansen — 64% (Cease 25%, Dunning 6%, Burger 2%, Collins 2%)
  5. Dylan Cease — 70% (Dunning 21%, Rutherford 4%, Burger 3%, Collins 2%)
  6. Dane Dunning — 68% (Burdi 14%, Collins 7%, Burger 6%, Rutherford 5%)
  7. Zack Burdi — 39% (Collins 30%, Rutherford 17%, Burger 14%, Sheets 1%) (+3 jump from consensus)
  8. Jake Burger — 29% (Rutherford 26%, Adams/Collins 21%, Sheets 3%) (-1 fall from consensus)
  9. Blake Rutherford — 31% (Collins 26%, Adolfo 20%, Adams 19%, Sheets 4%)
  10. Micker Adolfo — 39% (Collins 25%, Adams 22%, Clarkin 8%, Sheets 6%) (+2 jump from consensus)
  11. Luis Alexander Basabe — 47% (Collins 26%, Adams 16%, Sheets 6%, Clarkin 5%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  12. Zack Collins — 46% (Adams 22%, Clarkin 17%, Sheets 14%, Puckett 2%) (-4 fall from consensus)
  13. Spencer Adams — 38% (Clarkin 29%, Sheets 19%, Gonzalez 8%, Puckett 6%) (+1 jump from consensus)
  14. Ian Clarkin — 47% (Sheets 25%, Gonzalez 15%, Puckett 7%, Stephens 6%) (+1 jump from consensus)
  15. Gavin Sheets — 45% (Gonzalez 21%, Cordell 14%, Stephens 11%, Puckett 9%) (-3 fall from consensus)
  16. Seby Zavala — 55% (Gonzalez 16%, Cordell 13%, Stephens 10%, Puckett 6%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  17. Luis González — 43% (Puckett/Stephens 18%, Cordell 13%, Gillaspie 7%)
  18. Jordan Stephens — 28% (Puckett 26%, Cordell 25%, Vieira 15%, Gillaspie 6%) (+1 jump from consensus)
  19. Ryan Cordell — 35% (Puckett 22%, Guerrero 21%, Vieira 17%, Gillaspie 6%) (-1 fall from consensus)
  20. A.J. Puckett — 39% (Guerrero 25%, Vieira 16%, Gillaspie 13%, Skoug 7%) (-4 fall from consensus)
  21. Jordan Guerrero — 49% (Vieira 20%, Henzman 15%, Gillaspie 9%, Skoug 7%) (+2 jump from consensus)
  22. Thyago Vieira — 34% (Henzman 21%, Skoug 17%, Yrizarri 16%, Gillaspie 11%)
  23. Lincoln Henzman — 43% (Yrizarri 20%, Flores 15%, Gillaspie 12%, Skoug 9%) (+2 jump from consensus)
  24. Charlie Tilson — 40% (Flores 24%, Yrizarri 22%, Skoug 12%, Gillaspie 3%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  25. Ian Hamilton — 34% (Yrizarri 27%, Flores 17%, Skoug 14%, Gillaspie 8%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  26. Yeyson Yrizarri — 30% (Curbelo/Flores 22%, Skoug 17%, Gillaspie 9%)
  27. Tito Polo — 37% (Curbelo 27%, Flores 20%, Skoug 10%, Gillaspie 5%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  28. Bernardo Flores — 43% (Curbelo 29%, Skoug 14%, Gillaspie/Mendick 7%)
  29. Luis Curbelo — 52% (Skoug 19%, Fisher 13%, Mendick 9%, Gillaspie 7%) (+1 jump from consensus)
  30. Kade McClure — 51% (Skoug 26%, Fisher 13%, Gillaspie 7%, Mendick 3%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  31. Tyler Johnson — 34% (Fisher 24%, Skoug 21%, Mendick 14%, Gillaspie 7%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  32. Justin Yurchak — 37% (Fisher 23%, Skoug 20%, Mendick 18%, Gillaspie 2%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  33. Evan Skoug — 35% (Fisher 29%, Mendick 19%, Gillaspie 10%, Mercedes 8%) (-9 fall from consensus)
  34. Jameson Fisher — 28% (Danish 26%, Mendick 22%, Mercedes 13%, Gillaspie 11%) (-2 fall from consensus)
  35. Alex Call — 40% (Danish/Mendick 21%, Mercedes 11%, Gillaspie 8%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  36. Tyler Danish — 38% (Mendick 30%, Mercedes/Nuñez 12%, Gillaspie 7%) (+2 jump from consensus)
  37. Laz Rivera — 29% (Mendick 25%, Gillaspie 21%, Nuñez 16%, Mercedes 10%) (+5 jump from consensus)
  38. Danny Mendick — 30% (Gillaspie 22%, Nuñez 17%, Mercedes/Sosa 16%) (-5 fall from consensus)
  39. Lenyn Sosa — 37% (Gillaspie 24%, Nuñez/Mercedes 20%) (+4 jump from consensus)
  40. Casey Gillaspie 24% (Nuñez/Mercedes 20%) (-19 fall from consensus)

Here are your choices for the 41st and final round of voting:

Yermin Mercedes, C

2018 Age: 25

2017 High Level: Bowie (AA)

Overall 2017 stats: 110 games ▪️ 16 HR ▪️ 62 RBI ▪️ 35 BB ▪️ 67 K ▪️ .276/.340/.455 ▪️ 34% CS

With all the hand-wringing over possibly losing Jordan Guerrero in the Rule 5 draft last fall, the White Sox snagging this slugger got a bit lost. The White Sox picked the backstop up from the Baltimore Orioles. He got a cup off AA coffee last year in the Baltimore system, but starts this year at Winston-Salem. Mercedes carries a rep of big bat, small glove, but he did nail 34% of base stealers in 2017.


Amado Nuñez, 3B-SS

2018 Age: 20

2017 High Level: Great Falls (Rookie)

Overall 2017 stats: 36 games ▪️ 1 HR ▪️ 18 RBI ▪️ 13 BB ▪️ 31 K ▪️ .193/.262/.253

Nuñez was signed for nearly a million dollars at age 16, in what was then the second-highest bonus ever paid by the White Sox to a Latin American amateur. The infielder skipped the DSL and went right to the AZL in 2015, as a 17-year-old, hitting just .145 with decent walk and K rates. Repeating the AZL in 2016, Nuñez took a nice step forward, hitting .287/.320/.370 with nine steals in 11 attempts. Last year, Nuñez was mostly injured, playing in just 34 Rookie League games and notching a .493 OPS. He doesn’t appear to have the range to stick at short, so going forward he will need to develop his hit and power tools to justify a spot at the hot corner. It appears that Nuñez will repeat Great Falls in 2018, but assuming he can get closer to his 2016 performance he’ll advance to Kannapolis at the end of the season.

Poll

Who is the 41st-most important prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Yermin Mercedes
    (13 votes)
  • 71%
    Amado Nuñez
    (32 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now