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2021 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 15

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Who is the 15th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

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If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer.


Heir apparent Blake Rutherford was leapfrogged by fellow outfielder Benyamin Bailey, who jumped from third to take the No. 14 slot, with 28% (54 of 196 votes). Bailey finished 15th in last year’s poll, so SSS readers have been hip to him for two years now.

In the 2020 poll, Yermín Mercedes finished as our No. 14 prospect in the vote.

Tyler Johnson, with nine votes, made a solid, sixth-place debut in the poll.

South Side Sox Top White Sox Prospects for 2021

  1. Andrew Vaughn — 45% (Crochet 26%, Kopech 19%, Madrigal 9%, Kelley 1.0%, Rutherford 0.6%, Adolfo/Sheets 0.2% Stiever/Thompson 0%)
  2. Garrett Crochet — 42% (Kopech 19%, Madrigal 14%, Céspedes 4%, Kelley 0.7%, Rutherford 0.4%, Adolfo/Stiever 0.2%,Sheets/Thompson 0%)
  3. Michael Kopech — 70% (Madrigal 22%, Kelley 4%, Céspedes 3%, Vera 1%, Adolfo/Rutherford/Sheets/Thompson 0.4%, Stiever 0%)
  4. Nick Madrigal — 76% (Céspedes 10%, Kelley 9%, Rutherford/Vera 1.2%, Stiever/Thompson 0.6%, Adolfo/Dalquist/Sheets 0.3%)
  5. Jared Kelley — 47% (Céspedes 32%, Stiever 8%, Rutherford 4%, Thompson 3%, Adolfo/Vera 2%, Sheets 1.4%, Bailey 1.2%, Dalquist/0.9%)
  6. Yoelqui Céspedes — 59% (Stiever 17%, Thompson 9%, Rutherford 4%, Adolfo/Bailey 3%, Vera 2.2%, Sheets 1.9%, Dalquist 1.6%, González 0.3%)
  7. Jonathan Stiever — 41% (Thompson 18%, Vera 11%, Bailey 8%, Burdi 7%, Rutherford 6%, Dalquist 3.2%, Adolfo/Sheets 2.9%, González 0.6%)
  8. Gavin Sheets— 29% (Vera 24%, Thompson 21%, Burdi 9%, Bailey 6%, Rutherford 5%, Dalquist 4%, Adolfo 3%, Rodriguez 1%, González 0.2%)
  9. Norge Vera— 31% (Thompson 27%, Rutherford 12%, Mercedes 9%, Burdi 8%, Bailey 7%, Adolfo 4%, Dalquist 2%, Rodriguez 1%, González 0%)
  10. Matthew Thompson — 49% (Mercedes 10%, Bailey/Burdi/Rutherford 9%, Adolfo 5.3%, Dalquist 4.9%, Lambert 4.1%, González 1%, Rodriguez 0%)
  11. Yermín Mercedes — 19% (Bailey 15%, Burger 13%, Burdi 12%, Dalquist 10.9%, Adolfo/Rutherford 10.5%, Lambert 8%, Rodriguez 1.3%, González 0.8%)
  12. Jake Burger — 28% (Burdi 21%, Rutherford 18%, Bailey 14%, Dalquist 7%, Adolfo 5%, Lambert 3%, González 2%, Rodriguez 1.3%, Ramos 0.5%)
  13. Zack Burdi — 30% (Rutherford 20%, Bailey 15%, Dalquist 14%, Adolfo 10%, Lambert 5%, González 2%, Rodriguez/Ramos 1.4%, Sánchez 0.9%)
  14. Benyamin Bailey — 28% (Rutherford 24%, Dalquist 18%, Adolfo 13%, Lambert 6%, Johnson 5%, Rodriguez 3%, González 2.0%, Sánchez 1.5%, Ramos 1.0%)

Micker Adolfo

Right Fielder
Age 24
2018 SSS poll ranking 10
2019 SSS poll ranking 7
2020 SSS poll ranking 11
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA) (participated at the Schaumburg alternate site in 2020)
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.


Andrew Dalquist

Right-handed starting pitcher
Age 20
2018 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 SSS poll ranking N/A
2020 SSS poll ranking 13
2020 High Level Schaumburg alternate site
Overall 2019 stats 0-0 ▪️ 3 starts ▪️ 3 IP ▪️ 0.00 ERA ▪️ 2 K ▪️ 2 BB ▪️ 1.333 WHIP

Stats are for Dalquist’s cup of coffee in the Arizona Rookie League.


DJ Gladney

Third Baseman
Age 19
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2020 SSS poll ranking 26
2019 High Level Arizona (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 64 games ▪️ 13 HR ▪️ 36 RBI ▪️ .277/.353/.415 ▪️ 10 BB ▪️ 82 K
Rookie League slash: .264/.309/.428


Luis González

Center Fielder
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking 17
2019 SSS poll ranking 12
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
2020 High Level Chicago White Sox (3 G, 1 AB, 1 R, 58 OPS+)
Overall 2019 stats 126 games ▪️ 9 HR ▪️ 59 RBI ▪️ .247/.316/.359 ▪️ 47 BB ▪️ 89 K

González made his (brief) major-league debut in 2020 with the White Sox and otherwise spent the season at the Schaumburg alternate site.


Tyler Johnson

Right-handed relief pitcher
Age 25
2018 SSS poll ranking 31
2019 SSS poll ranking 18
2020 SSS poll ranking 19
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

While Johnson was bypassed by other organizational righties (like Codi Heuer and Matt Foster) in terms of getting a taste of the majors in the truncated 2020 season, he was at the Schaumburg alternate site last summer, and the team thinks enough of his major league readiness that he was protected last fall on the team’s 40-man roster.


Jimmy Lambert

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 26
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 19
2020 SSS poll ranking 18
2020 High Level Chicago White Sox
Overall 2019 stats (Birmingham) 3-4 ▪️ 11 starts ▪️ 59 ⅓ IP ▪️ 4.55 ERA ▪️ 70 K ▪️ 27 BB ▪️ 1.500 WHIP

Lambert appeared in two games and pitched two scoreless innings (0.1 bWAR) before having his season cut short with forearm soreness. He had his 2019 season cut short by Tommy John surgery.


Bryan Ramos

Third Baseman
Age 19
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 38
2019 High Level Arizona (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 51 games ▪️ 4 HR ▪️ 26 RBI ▪️ .277/.353/.415 ▪️ 19 BB ▪️ 44 K


José Rodriguez

Shortstop
Age 20
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 32
2019 High Level Arizona (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 44 games ▪️ 9 HR ▪️ 31 RBI ▪️ .293/.328/.505 ▪️ 7-of-8 SB ▪️ 9 BB ▪️ 45 K


Blake Rutherford

Right Fielder
Age 24
2018 SSS poll ranking 9
2019 SSS poll ranking 8
2020 SSS poll ranking 10
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA) (participated at the Schaumburg alternate site in 2020)
Overall 2019 stats 118 games ▪️ 7 HR ▪️ 49 RBI ▪️ .265/.319/.365 ▪️ 9-of-11 SB ▪️ 37 BB ▪️ 118 K


Yolbert Sánchez

Shortstop
Age 24
2018 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 SSS poll ranking N/A
2020 SSS poll ranking 28
2019 High Level DSL White Sox (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 29 games ▪️ 2 HR ▪️ 12 RBI ▪️ .297/.386/.441 ▪️ 3-of-6 SB ▪️ 15 BB ▪️ 12 K

Poll

Who is the 15th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Micker Adolfo
    (34 votes)
  • 29%
    Andrew Dalquist
    (59 votes)
  • 2%
    DJ Gladney
    (5 votes)
  • 4%
    Luis González
    (9 votes)
  • 7%
    Tyler Johnson
    (16 votes)
  • 9%
    Jimmy Lambert
    (19 votes)
  • 0%
    Bryan Ramos
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    José Rodriguez
    (4 votes)
  • 26%
    Blake Rutherford
    (53 votes)
  • 0%
    Yolbert Sánchez
    (2 votes)
202 votes total Vote Now