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2021 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 28

Who is the 28th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

Konnor Pilkington coasted to an easy win on our 27th ballot.
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If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer.


As close as Round 26 was, No. 27 was not, as Konnor Pilkington crushed it with 49% (23 of 47 votes). Only three players so far (Michael Kopech at No. 3, Nick Madrigal at No. 4 and Yoelqui Céspedes at No. 6) have won with a higher percentage of the vote. Pilkington continues a slight slip down our poll after finishing at No. 24 in 2019 and 25th in 2020.

Last year, Bernardo Flores Jr. finished at 27th in our balloting.

It’s looking like a Bryce Bush vs. Yolbert Sánchez battle in the next round. Newcomer Luis Mieses finished last, failed to earn a vote.

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%)
  25. Kade McClure — 24% (Pilkington/Bush 15%, Sánchez 11%, Vargas 9%, Beard 8%, Freeman 6%, Sosa/Zavala 5%, Kincanon 3%)
  26. James Beard — 21% (Pilkington 20%, Bush/Sánchez 12%, Kincanon 9%, Perez 7%, Zavala 6%, Vargas/Sosa 5%, Freeman 4%)
  27. Konnor Pilkington — 49% (Bush/Sánchez 15%, Perez 6%, Kincanon/Zavala 4%, Vargas/Sosa/Freeman 2%, Mieses 0%)

Bryce Bush

Right Fielder
Age 21
Age Difference (Top Level) -2.5
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


Lency Delgado

Shortstop
Age 22
Age Difference (Top Level) -0.6
2019 High Level Great Falls (Rookie+)
Overall 2019 stats 57 games ▪️ 2 HR ▪️ 32 RBI ▪️ .274/.325/.377 ▪️ 14 BB ▪️ 87 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


Luis Mieses

Center Fielder
Age 21
Age Difference (Top Level) -1.6
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 45
2020 SSS poll ranking 48
2019 High Level Great Falls (Rookie+)
Overall 2019 stats 59 games ▪️ 4 HR ▪️ 28 RBI ▪️ .241/.264/.359 ▪️ 7 BB ▪️ 46 K


Andrew Perez

Left-Handed Relief Pitcher
Age 23
Age Difference (Top Level) -2.2
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 53
2020 SSS poll ranking 23
2019 High Level Winston-Salem (A+)
Overall 2019 stats 2-5 ▪️ 41 games ▪️ 3 saves ▪️ 67 ⅓ IP ▪️ 1.74 ERA ▪️ 86 K ▪️ 29 BB ▪️ 1.366 WHIP


Yolbert Sánchez

Shortstop
Age 24
Age Difference (Top Level) +4.2
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
Age Difference (Top Level) -2.5
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
Age Difference (Top Level) -2.3
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 28th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Bryce Bush
    (19 votes)
  • 1%
    Lency Delgado
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Caleb Freeman
    (3 votes)
  • 8%
    Will Kincanon
    (6 votes)
  • 2%
    Luis Mieses
    (2 votes)
  • 13%
    Andrew Perez
    (9 votes)
  • 20%
    Yolbert Sánchez
    (14 votes)
  • 5%
    Lenyn Sosa
    (4 votes)
  • 2%
    Emilio Vargas
    (2 votes)
  • 11%
    Seby Zavala
    (8 votes)
68 votes total Vote Now