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2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 4

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Vote for the fourth-best prospect in the White Sox system!

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Three straight: Once again, it appears our Prospect Vote winner will be spending his last year on the ballot, as Madrigal is expected on the South Side sooner than later in 2020.
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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!


Nick Madrigal, with an impressive 457 of 652 (70%) votes, was named the White Sox’s No. 3 prospect by SSS readers. In last year’s poll, Dylan Cease was our third-rated while Madrigal finished fifth, earning 228 votes and 66% of our fifth ballot.

Every vote so far has generated more ballots, with 652 in this round. Again I’ll 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])
  3. Nick Madrigal — 70% (Vaughn 25%, Dunning 2%, Collins 1%, Basabe/Rutherford/Stiever 0% [3], Adolfo/Sheets 0% [2], Johnson 0% [1])

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Micker Adolfo
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    Luis Basabe
    (15 votes)
  • 6%
    Zack Collins
    (44 votes)
  • 7%
    Dane Dunning
    (52 votes)
  • 0%
    Tyler Johnson
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Blake Rutherford
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Gavin Sheets
    (4 votes)
  • 3%
    Jonathan Stiever
    (26 votes)
  • 0%
    Matthew Thompson
    (5 votes)
  • 75%
    Andrew Vaughn
    (520 votes)
691 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


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


Matthew Thompson

Right-handed Starting Pitcher
Age 19
2018 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 High Level Arizona (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 13-0 ▪️ 17 games (8 starts) ▪️ 2 CG ▪️ 1 SHO ▪️ 74 ⅔ IP ▪️ 0.82 ERA ▪️ 126 K ▪️ 41 BB ▪️ 0.884 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