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2021 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 70: Anderson Comas

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After a surprising step back in Montana, this youngster is at a crossroads

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Anderson Comas

Left Fielder
6´3´´
185 pounds
Age: 21
SSS rank among all left fielders in the system: 2
2020 SSHP Top Prospect Ranking: 57
2019 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 50

Ranked as Baseball America’s 37th-best international prospect, the Dominican Republic’s Anderson Comas received a $450,000 signing bonus from the White Sox on July 2, 2016. He was highly-touted by Ben Badler of Baseball America, although Comas didn’t play ball for the DSL Sox until the 2017 season, when he slashed a respectable .291/.316/.329 in 63 games with five doubles, two triples, 17 RBIs, one stolen base, eight walks (3.2%) and 45 strikeouts (18.2%). He followed that up with an even better 2018 season with the AZL Sox, in which he slashed .306/.339/.388 in 41 games with six doubles, two triples, one homer, 22 RBIs, five stolen bases, seven walks (4.1%) and 26 strikeouts (15.1%).

Unexpectedly, Comas struggled with Great Falls in 2019. In 54 games and 194 at-bats with the Voyagers, he slashed just .222/.251/.351 with seven doubles, six triples, two homers, 33 RBIs, seven walks (3.4%) and 58 strikeouts (28.6%).

According to FanGraphs last year, Comas’ swing had gotten “disconcertingly long,” which could explain his struggles. For someone as lanky as Comas is, that evaluation makes sense.

Provided he can make adjustments, Comas has the potential to gradually move up the system. Because of his relatively limited range, he really profiles as a corner outfielder — and he’d have to hit better in order to fit that profile.

Comas is still young, so it’s possible he moves back to Arizona to hone his craft in 2021 instead of getting a promotion to Kannapolis.