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2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 3

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Who is the third-best prospect in the White Sox system?

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Comeback kid: While he might not start the season in Chicago, Kopech is almost assuredly spending his last year in our Top Prospect vote.
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Three years in, we finally have our act together enough to kick off our prospect vote so the end doesn’t run into the regular season.

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.

You’ll recall an odd Russian-bot sacking of our vote at some point last year around pick No. 10 or so, and we reduced the number of names on the ballot from 25 to five. Fingers crossed, we’ll put 10 players on the ballot for each round this year. There are some cursory stats attached to help you out in your decision-making, but all the great bio writing from WSM you’re used to seeing here is over at South Side Hit Pen, as we count down the Top 100 White Sox Prospects over there.

By starting our vote here and the Top 100 countdown at SSHP at the same time, by the time the SSHP Top 100 has counted from 100 to 50, this SSS poll vote will have counted down from 1 to 50. We’ll meet in the middle, with the SSS poll vote factoring in the order of our final 50 prospects.

Sound cool? Now, get voting!


For the third straight season, Michael Kopech was named the White Sox’s No. 2 prospect by SSS readers. Kopech earned 57% (349 of 611 votes). In last year’s poll, Kopech finished second in more divided voting, earning 155 votes (44%).

This last round of voting was the biggest (non-Russian bot) Prospect Poll vote ever, 611 ballots. And can I ask all of you to take a moment to click over to SSHP to participate in the Veteran’s Ballot over there, because the traffic patterns are still much stronger here at SSS.

South Side Sox Top White Sox Prospects for 2020

  1. Luis Robert — 86% (Kopech 7%, Madrigal 3%, Vaughn 2%, Basabe/Stiever 1%, Dunning 0% [2], Collins 0% [1], Johnson/Sheets 0% [0])
  2. Michael Kopech — 57% (Madrigal 29%, Vaughn 11%, Collins 1%, Adolfo/Dunning/Stiever 0% [3], Basabe/Johnson/Sheets 0% [1])

Poll

Who is the third-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Micker Adolfo
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Luis Basabe
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Zack Collins
    (8 votes)
  • 1%
    Dane Dunning
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Tyler Johnson
    (1 vote)
  • 70%
    Nick Madrigal
    (457 votes)
  • 0%
    Blake Rutherford
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Gavin Sheets
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Jonathan Stiever
    (3 votes)
  • 25%
    Andrew Vaughn
    (163 votes)
652 votes total Vote Now

Micker Adolfo

Right Fielder
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking 10
2019 SSS poll ranking 7
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 36 games ▪️ 2 HR ▪️ 12 RBI ▪️ .227/.346/.367 ▪️ 21 BB ▪️ 57 BB

Adolfo missed the first half of 2019 recovering from arm surgery and only DHed in the minor league season. All 10 of his Arizona Fall League games were spent in right field, however, with one error and one assist.


Luis Basabe

Center Fielder
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking 11
2019 SSS poll ranking 10
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 74 games ▪️ 3 HR ▪️ 31 RBI ▪️ .250/.331/.341 ▪️ 10-of-15 SB ▪️ 33 BB ▪️ 92 BB


Zack Collins

Catcher
Age 25
2018 SSS poll ranking 12
2019 SSS poll ranking 13
2018 High Level Chicago (MLB)
Overall 2019 stats 115 games ▪️ 22 HR ▪️ 86 RBI ▪️ 13-of-49 (27%) CS ▪️ 76 BB ▪️ 137 BB
2019 Triple-A slash .282/.403/.548


Dane Dunning

Right-handed starting pitcher
Age 25
2018 SSS poll ranking 6
2019 SSS poll ranking 6
2018 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2018 stats 6-3 ▪️ 15 starts ▪️ 86 13 IP ▪️ 2.71 ERA ▪️ 100 K ▪️ 26 BB ▪️ 1.193 WHIP

Dunning sat out 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last spring.


Tyler Johnson

Right-handed relief pitcher
Age 24
2018 SSS poll ranking 31
2019 SSS poll ranking 18
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 2-1 ▪️ 22 games ▪️ 0 saves ▪️ 31 ⅓ IP ▪️ 2.59 ERA ▪️ 43 K ▪️ 10 BB ▪️ 0.989 WHIP


Nick Madrigal

Second Baseman
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 SSS poll ranking 5
2019 High Level Charlotte (AAA)
Overall 2019 stats 120 games ▪️ 4 HR ▪️ 55 RBI ▪️ .311/.377/.398 ▪️ 35-of-48 SB ▪️ 44 BB ▪️ 16 K


Blake Rutherford

Right Fielder
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking 9
2019 SSS poll ranking 8
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 118 games ▪️ 7 HR ▪️ 49 RBI ▪️ .265/.319/.365 ▪️ 9-of-11 SB ▪️ 37 BB ▪️ 118 K


Gavin Sheets

First Baseman
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking 15
2019 SSS poll ranking 11
2018 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 126 games ▪️ 16 HR ▪️ 83 RBI ▪️ .267/.345/.414 ▪️ 54 BB ▪️ 99 K


Jonathan Stiever

Right-handed starting pitcher
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 SSS poll ranking 27
2019 High Level Winston-Salem (A+)
Overall 2019 stats 10-10 ▪️ 26 starts ▪️ 145 IP ▪️ 3.48 ERA ▪️ 154 K ▪️ 27 BB ▪️ 1.18 WHIP


Andrew Vaughn

First Baseman
Age 22
2018 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 High Level Winston-Salem (A+)
Overall 2019 stats 107 games ▪️ 21 HR ▪️ 86 RBI ▪️ 89 BB ▪️ 71 K
2019 minor league slash .278/.384/.449