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2021 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 34

Who is the 34th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

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Seby Zavala took a tumble in last year’s poll after a rough 2019, but recovered a bit this year.
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If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer.


In light voting, Seby Zavala finally advanced, with 28% (14 of 50 votes). Seby, who is almost certainly ticketed for another round of alt-site play in Schaumburg next month before reporting to Charlotte, moved up two spots from his 2020 standing (35), but he’d earlier been our 20th (2019) and 16th (2018) choice.

Last year, the No. 33 vote-getter was Matt Foster.

Still a lot of arms at the top of the poll, so Lenyn Sosa stands a chance of slipping in and making it two straight hitter wins. Jason Bilous polled just one vote in his debut, earning a tie for 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%)
  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%)
  28. Bryce Bush — 28% (Sánchez 21%, Perez 13%, Zavala 12%, Kincanon 9%, Sosa 6%, Freeman 4%, Vargas/Mieses 3%, Delgado 2%)
  29. Yolbert Sánchez — 31% (Sousa/Perez 14%, Kincanon 12%, Zavala 10%, Sosa 8%, Vargas/Mieses 4%, Freeman 2%, Delgado 0%)
  30. Andrew Perez — 30% (Sousa 14%, Zavala 11%, Kincanon/Sosa 10%, Freeman 7%, Vargas/Medeiros 6%, Mieses/Delgado 3%)
  31. Bennett Sousa — 30% (Kincanon 16%, Zavala/Freeman 14%, Sosa 7%, Vargas/Medeiros/Mieses 5%, Delgado 4%, Carranza 0%)
  32. Will Kincanon — 43% (Zavala 14%, Medeiros 11%, Freeman 10%, Vargas 7%, Krogman/Sosa 6%, Mieses/Delgado/Carranza 1%)
  33. Seby Zavala — 28% (Freeman 22%, Medeiros 14%, Sosa 12%, Vargas 10%, Delgado/Krogman 4%, Bilous/Mieses/Carranza 2%)

Blake Battenfield

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 26
Age Difference (Top Level) -0.3
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 59
2020 SSS prospect ranking 62
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 6-7 ▪️ 25 starts ▪️ 130 ⅔ IP ▪️ 4.06 ERA ▪️ 94 K ▪️ 34 BB ▪️ 1.316 WHIP


Jason Bilous

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 23
Age Difference (Top Level) -0.8
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2020 SSS poll ranking 51
2019 High Level Kannapolis (A)
Overall 2019 stats 6-10 ▪️ 31 games ▪️ 17 starts ▪️ 2 GF ▪️ 104 23 IP ▪️ 3.70 ERA ▪️ 113 K ▪️ 61 BB ▪️ 1.395 WHIP


Isaiah Carranza

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 24
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking N/R
2020 SSS poll ranking N/R
2018 High Level Azusa Pacific (NCAA Div. II)
Overall 2018 stats 9-1 ▪️ 13 starts ▪️ 2 CG ▪️ 74 IP ▪️ 3.89 ERA ▪️ 86 K ▪️ 31 BB ▪️ 1.46 WHIP

Carranza missed his first one-and-a-half seasons due to injury, and 2020 due to the pandemic. He was drafted as a bargain, at No. 348 but ranked 166th per MLB Pipeline.


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


Chase Krogman

Right Fielder
Age 20
Age Difference (Top Level) -1.6
2020 SSS poll ranking 52
2019 High Level Arizona (Rookie)
Overall 2019 stats 7 games ▪️ 0 HR ▪️ 1 RBI ▪️ .190/.227/.190 ▪️ 1 BB ▪️ 6 K


Kodi Medeiros

Left-Handed Relief Pitcher
Age 25
Age Difference (Top Level) -1.3
2018 SSS poll ranking N/R
2019 SSS poll ranking 23
2020 SSS poll ranking 43
2019 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Overall 2019 stats 4-8 ▪️ 28 games/9 starts ▪️ 83 IP ▪️ 5.10 ERA ▪️ 75 K ▪️ 51 BB ▪️ 1.578 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


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.

Poll

Who is the 34th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Blake Battenfield
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Jason Bilous
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Isaiah Carranza
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Lency Delgado
    (2 votes)
  • 17%
    Caleb Freeman
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    Chase Krogman
    (2 votes)
  • 22%
    Kodi Medeiros
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Luis Mieses
    (2 votes)
  • 14%
    Lenyn Sosa
    (5 votes)
  • 14%
    Emilio Vargas
    (5 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now