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2020 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 14

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Vote for the 14th-best prospect in the White Sox system!

Script flipped: Dalquist [above] and Matthew Thompson went 2-3 in the 2019 draft, but our vote found the third-rounder leapfrogging ahead.
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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!


The two preps picked near the top of the 2019 draft have gone back-to-back in our voting, but not without some drama. With a deadlock late on Friday and early Saturday, the polls remained open until Saturday night — and still, Andrew Dalquist could only eke out a win by two votes (of 324), 64-62. Dalquist’s 20% plurality is just about the smallest possible to earn a win on our ballot, and may well be the smallest winning percentage in Top Prospect Vote history. However, Dalquist jumped from eighth place in the last poll, nearly quadrupling his support, to ascend to the win.

Last year’s No. 13 prospect was Zack Collins.

Dalquist makes it five righty starters among the top 13 prospects:

Crazier still is how close the voting was top to bottom. Just 17 votes separated third place from eighth, one vote separated No. 3 and 5 as well as No. 6 and 8, and there were two straight ties — all in addition to the mere two-vote winning margin for Dalquist.

Also, we have our final Veteran’s Committee ballot up at South Side Hit Pen, so please take a second to click over and weigh in on our first such vote.

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])
  10. Blake Rutherford — 45% (Adolfo 29%, Thompson 9%, Mercedes 5%, Bailey 3% [22], Hamilton 3% [21], Dalquist 2% [15], Johnson 2% [12], González 2% [11], Heuer 1%)
  11. Micker Adolfo— 50% (Thompson 16%, Mercedes 10%, González 5% [20], Johnson 5% [18], Bailey/Hamilton 4% [15], Dalquist 3% [12], Heuer 2%, Sosa 0%)
  12. Matthew Thompson— 35% (Mercedes 17%, Lambert 10%, Bailey 9%, Johnson 8%, Hamilton 7%, González 6%, Dalquist 4%, Heuer 2%, Sosa 0%)
  13. Andrew Dalquist — 20% (Mercedes 19%, Lambert 12% [39], Bailey/Johnson 12% [38], González 7% [23], Hamilton/Mendick 7% [22], Heuer 3%, Sosa 2%)

Poll

Who is the 14th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Benyamin Bailey
    (52 votes)
  • 12%
    Luis González
    (39 votes)
  • 5%
    Ian Hamilton
    (16 votes)
  • 6%
    Codi Heuer
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    Tyler Johnson
    (38 votes)
  • 11%
    Jimmy Lambert
    (35 votes)
  • 8%
    Danny Mendick
    (26 votes)
  • 24%
    Yermín Mercedes
    (76 votes)
  • 0%
    Lenyn Sosa
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Seby Zavala
    (5 votes)
309 votes total Vote Now

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


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


Jimmy Lambert

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 25
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 19
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 3-4 ▪️ 11 starts ▪️ 59 ⅓ IP ▪️ 4.55 ERA ▪️ 70 K ▪️ 27 BB ▪️ 1.500 WHIP

Lambert had his 2019 season cut short by Tommy John surgery at the end of June.


Danny Mendick

Second Baseman/Third Baseman/Shortstop
Age 26
2018 SSS poll ranking 38
2019 SSS poll ranking 42
2019 High Level Chicago (MLB)
Overall 2019 stats 149 games ▪️ 19 HR ▪️ 68 RBI ▪️ 19-of-27 SB ▪️ 67 BB ▪️ 107 K
Triple-A slash .279/.368/.444


Yermín Mercedes

Catcher
Age 27
2018 SSS poll ranking 42
2019 SSS poll ranking 49
2019 High Level Charlotte (AAA)
Overall 2019 stats 95 games ▪️ 23 HR ▪️ 80 RBI ▪️ .317/.388/.581 ▪️ 27-of-62 (44%) CS ▪️ 41 BB ▪️ 67 K


Lenyn Sosa

Shortstop
Age 20
2018 SSS poll ranking 39
2019 SSS poll ranking 30
2019 High Level Kannapolis (A+)
Overall 2019 stats 122 games ▪️ 7 HR ▪️ 51 RBI ▪️ .251/.292/.371 ▪️ 6-of-12 SB ▪️ 27 BB ▪️ 102 K


Seby Zavala

Catcher
Age 26
2018 SSS poll ranking 16
2019 SSS poll ranking 20
2019 High Level Chicago (MLB)
Overall 2019 stats 87 games ▪️ 20 HR ▪️ 45 RBI ▪️ 26 BB ▪️ 125 K
2019 Triple-A stats: .222/.296/.471 ▪️ 18-of-53 (34%) CS ▪️ 27 BB ▪️ 102 K