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2021 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 25

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Who is the 25th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

DJ Gladney makes a modest move up our Top Prospect Poll, securing the 24th spot this year.
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If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer.


We’re getting to the point where the voting is modest enough that we can probably start tracking individual votes! Case in point, DJ Gladney voters all came out in both Round 23 and 24, only this time the vote tally (16) was enough for the win, with 30% (16 of 52 votes). In 2020, Gladney’s debut in the vote, he finished 26th.

Last year, Codi Heuer finished at No. 24 in our vote.

James Beard endured a second straight shutout in the poll. Newcomer Emilio Vargas earned one ballot. It’s looking like a battle among Konnor Pilkington, Yolbert Sánchez and Kade McClure for our No. 25 prospect.

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%)
  18. Jimmy Lambert — 32% (Johnson 23%, Rodriguez 14%, González 12%, Gladney/Zavala 6%, Ramos/Sánchez 3%, Flores Jr./Sosa 1%)
  19. Tyler Johnson — 46% (Rodriguez/González 16%, Gladney 11%, Sánchez 4%, Kincanon/Zavala/Flores Jr./Sosa 2% Ramos 0%)
  20. Luis González — 23% (Rodriguez 21%, Ramos 15%, Bush/Sánchez 10%, Gladney 9%, Flores Jr. 6%, Zavala 5%, Kincanon/Sosa 1%)
  21. José Rodriguez — 34% (Ramos 13%, Sánchez/Flores Jr. 10%, Gladney/Kincanon/Pilkington 8%, Bush 5%, Zavala 3%, Sosa 2%)
  22. Bryan Ramos — 26% (Gladney/McClure 14%, Sánchez 12%, Flores Jr./Pilkington 9%, Kincanon 7%, Bush 5%, Zavala 4%, Sosa 0%)
  23. Bernardo Flores Jr. — 36% (Gladney 25%, McClure 17%, Sánchez 9%, Pilkington 6%, Sosa 3%, Kincanon/Zavala 2%, Beard/Bush 0%)
  24. DJ Gladney — 30% (McClure 19%, Sánchez/Pilkington 15%, Sosa/Kincanon 7%, Zavala 4%, Vargas/Bush 2%, Beard 0%)

James Beard

Center Fielder
Age 20
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 36
2019 High Level Arizona (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 31 games ▪️ 2 HR ▪️ 12 RBI ▪️ .213/.270/.307 ▪️ 9-of-12 stolen bases ▪️ 8 BB ▪️ 54 K


Bryce Bush

Right Fielder
Age 21
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 25
2020 SSS poll ranking 29
2019 High Level Kannapolis (A)
Overall 2019 stats 71 games ▪️ 5 HR ▪️ 33 RBI ▪️ .194/.276/.335 ▪️ 4-of-5 stolen bases ▪️ 27 BB ▪️ 94 K


Caleb Freeman

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher
Age 23
Age Difference (Top Level) -0.8
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 45
2019 High Level Kannapolis (A)
Overall 2019 stats 4-2 ▪️ 17 games ▪️ 24 ⅔ IP ▪️ 2.19 ERA ▪️ 38 K ▪️ 9 BB ▪️ 0.973 WHIP


Will Kincanon

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher
Age 25
Age Difference (Top Level) -0.2
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 99
2020 SSS poll ranking 30
2019 High Level Winston-Salem (A+)
Overall 2019 stats 3-3 ▪️ 42 games ▪️ 58 IP ▪️ 3.57 ERA ▪️ 71 K ▪️ 26 BB ▪️ 1.224 WHIP


Kade McClure

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 25
Age Difference (Top Level) -0.2
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 44
2020 SSS poll ranking 39
2019 High Level Winston-Salem (A+)
Overall 2019 stats 4-6 ▪️ 22 starts ▪️ 121 ⅔ IP ▪️ 3.25 ERA ▪️ 99 K ▪️ 29 BB ▪️ 1.225 WHIP


Konnor Pilkington

Left-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 23
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 24
2020 SSS poll ranking 25
2019 High Level Winston-Salem (A+)
Overall 2019 stats 5-9 ▪️ 25 starts ▪️ 129 IP ▪️ 4.12 ERA ▪️ 138 K ▪️ 50 BB ▪️ 1.271 WHIP


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


Emilio Vargas

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 24
2018 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 SSS poll ranking N/A
2020 SSS poll ranking N/A
2019 High Level Jackson Generals (Arizona Diamondbacks Double-A)
Overall 2019 stats 5-5 ▪️ 20 starts ▪️ 96 IP ▪️ 3.84 ERA ▪️ 82 K ▪️ 25 BB ▪️ 1.225 WHIP

Vargas was claimed off of waivers from Arizona last fall. At Double-A last season, he was pitching 2.3 years younger than league average.


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 25th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    James Beard
    (5 votes)
  • 15%
    Bryce Bush
    (10 votes)
  • 6%
    Caleb Freeman
    (4 votes)
  • 3%
    Will Kincanon
    (2 votes)
  • 24%
    Kade McClure
    (16 votes)
  • 15%
    Konnor Pilkington
    (10 votes)
  • 10%
    Yolbert Sánchez
    (7 votes)
  • 4%
    Lenyn Sosa
    (3 votes)
  • 9%
    Emilio Vargas
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Seby Zavala
    (3 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now