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2021 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 18

Who is the 18th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

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Micker Adolfo of the Chicago White Sox looks on prior to taking batting practice during an MLB taxi squad workout on July 30, 2020 at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, Ill.
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Micker Adolfo, in lock-step with Blake Rutherford for what seems like years in these prospect polls, followed his fellow right fielder and moved on to win the No. 17 slot, with 30% (48 of 160 votes). Adolfo finished 11th in last year’s poll, seventh in 2019, and 10th in 2018. (In 2018 and 2020, one place behind Rutherford, in 2019, one spot ahead of him.)

In the 2020 poll, Jimmy Lambert finished as our No. 17 prospect in the vote.

Tyler Johnson, Luis González and José Rodriguez (the latter two tying for the second straight ballot) all made nice jumps in this last vote. New addition Lenyn Sosa failed to ignite excitement among the electorate, with just three votes, and last place.

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%)
  15. Andrew Dalquist — 29% (Rutherford 26%, Adolfo 17%, Lambert 9%, Johnson 8%, González 5%, Gladney 3% Rodriguez 2%, Sánchez 1.0%, Ramos 0.5%)
  16. Blake Rutherford — 29% (Adolfo 23%, Lambert 20%, Gladney 6%, Johnson/González/Rodriguez 6%, Zavala 2.3%, Sánchez/Ramos 1.6%)
  17. Micker Adolfo — 30% (Lambert 25%, Johnson 13%, González/Rodriguez 8%, Gladney 6%, Ramos/Zavala 3.1%, Sánchez 2.5%, Sosa 1.9%)

Bernardo Flores Jr.

Left-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 25
2018 SSS poll ranking 28
2019 SSS poll ranking 28
2020 SSS poll ranking 27
2020 High Level Chicago White Sox (2 G, 2 IP, 2 K, 9.00 ERA, 2.000 WHIP)
Overall 2019 stats (Class AA Birmingham) 3-8 ▪️ 20 starts ▪️ 93 ⅓ IP ▪️ 3.57 ERA ▪️ 82 K ▪️ 17 BB ▪️ 1.221 WHIP


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


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


Lenyn Sosa

Shortstop
Age 21
2018 SSS poll ranking 39
2019 SSS poll ranking 30
2020 SSS poll ranking 37
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 27
2018 SSS poll ranking 16
2019 SSS poll ranking 20
2020 SSS poll ranking 35
2019 High Level Chicago (MLB) (participated at the Schaumburg alternate site in 2020)
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

Poll

Who is the 18th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Bernardo Flores Jr.
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    DJ Gladney
    (4 votes)
  • 12%
    Luis González
    (9 votes)
  • 23%
    Tyler Johnson
    (17 votes)
  • 31%
    Jimmy Lambert
    (23 votes)
  • 2%
    Bryan Ramos
    (2 votes)
  • 13%
    José Rodriguez
    (10 votes)
  • 2%
    Yolbert Sánchez
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Lenyn Sosa
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Seby Zavala
    (4 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now