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2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 10

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Vote for the 10th-best prospect in the White Sox system!

2019 Arizona Fall League
Spitting in the wind: Sheets put up good power numbers in Birmingham last summer, without the benefit of a hitter’s park or the juiced baseball.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

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!


Wow! Either everyone was back at work on Friday, or the bots are back. An astounding 917 votes were case in round nine, choosing Gavin Sheets 409 times (45%). Sheets jumped from fifth in the last vote to first today. The first sacker finished 15th in our 2018 poll, 18th last year.

Last year’s No. 9 prospect was Jake Burger.

Once a position of weakness in the system, Sheets’ win puts two first basemen in our Top 10:

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])
  4. Andrew Vaughn — 74% (Dunning 8%, Collins 7%, Stiever 4%, Adolfo/Basabe 2%, Rutherford 1% [6], Thompson 1% [5], Johnson/Sheets 1% [4])
  5. Dane Dunning — 48% (Collins 23%, Stiever 16%, Adolfo/Basabe 4%, Thompson 2%, Rutherford 1% [5], Sheets 1% [3], González/Johnson 0% [1])
  6. Zack Collins — 42% (Stiever 32%, Adolfo 10%, Basabe 5%, Rutherford 3%, Thompson 2%, [12], Johnson 2% [9], Sheets 2% [8], Dalquist 1% [5], González 1% [3])
  7. Jonathan Stiever — 51% (Adolfo 15%, Basabe 10%, Rutherford 9%, Sheets/Thompson 5%, Johnson 2% [9], Hamilton 2% [7], González 1% [4], Dalquist 1% [4])
  8. Luis Basabe — 32% (Adolfo 27%, Rutherford 13%, Thompson 11%, Sheets 7%, Johnson 3% Dalquist 2%, González/Hamilton 1% [6], Heuer 1% [3])
  9. Gavin Sheets — 45% (Adolfo 25%, Rutherford 12%, Thompson 8%, Bailey 3%, Johnson 2% [19], González 2% [17], Heuer 2% [15], Hamilton 1% [12], Dalquist 1% [10])

Poll

Who is the 10th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Micker Adolfo
    (199 votes)
  • 3%
    Benyamin Bailey
    (22 votes)
  • 2%
    Andrew Dalquist
    (15 votes)
  • 1%
    Luis González
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    Ian Hamilton
    (21 votes)
  • 0%
    Codi Heuer
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Tyler Johnson
    (12 votes)
  • 5%
    Yermín Mercedes
    (36 votes)
  • 44%
    Blake Rutherford
    (310 votes)
  • 8%
    Matthew Thompson
    (59 votes)
689 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.


Benyamin Bailey

Left Fielder
Age 18
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 High Level DSL White Sox (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 55 games ▪️ 2 HR ▪️ 19 RBI ▪️ .324/.477/.454 ▪️ 10-of-12 SB ▪️ 52 BB ▪️ 40 BB


Andrew Dalquist

Right-handed starting pitcher
Age 19
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 High Level Arizona (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 0-0 ▪️ 3 starts ▪️ 3 IP ▪️ 0.00 ERA ▪️ 2 K ▪️ 2 BB ▪️ 2.000 WHIP


Luis González

Center Fielder
Age 22
2018 SSS poll ranking 17
2019 SSS poll ranking 12
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 126 games ▪️ 9 HR ▪️ 59 RBI ▪️ .247/.316/.359 ▪️ 47 BB ▪️ 89 K


Ian Hamilton

Right-handed Relief Pitcher
Age 25
2018 SSS poll ranking 25
2019 SSS poll ranking 16
2019 High Level Charlotte (AAA)
Overall 2019 stats 0-2 ▪️ 16 games ▪️ 3 saves ▪️ 16 ⅓ IP ▪️ 9.92 ERA ▪️ 20 K ▪️ 3 BB ▪️ 1.898 WHIP


Codi Heuer

Right-handed relief pitcher
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 52
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 6-4 ▪️ 42 games ▪️ 11 saves ▪️ 67 ⅔ IP ▪️ 2.39 ERA ▪️ 65 K ▪️ 15 BB ▪️ 1.094 WHIP


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


Yermín Mercedes

Catcher
Age 27
2018 SSS poll ranking 42
2019 SSS poll ranking 49
2018 High Level Charlotte (AAA)
Overall 2019 stats 95 games ▪️ 23 HR ▪️ 80 RBI ▪️ .317/.388/.581 ▪️ 41 BB ▪️ 67 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


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