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2021 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 32

Who is the 32nd-best prospect in the White Sox system?

Bennett Sousa is by all accounts the most promising lefthander in the White Sox minor league system.
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Bennett Sousa, as promising a lefty pen arm as the White Sox have, moved on this round, winning with 30% (17 of 57 votes). Sousa equals his ballot ranking in 2020 (No. 31); he finished at No. 58 in 2019.

It might finally be Seby Zavala’s turn, as pen arms Will Kincanon and Caleb Freeman might split the arms vote. Isaiah Carranza took the collar in his first time on the ballot, with no votes.

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%)

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


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


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.


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 31st-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Isaiah Carranza
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Lency Delgado
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    Caleb Freeman
    (8 votes)
  • 42%
    Will Kincanon
    (36 votes)
  • 5%
    Chase Krogman
    (5 votes)
  • 10%
    Kodi Medeiros
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    Luis Mieses
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Lenyn Sosa
    (5 votes)
  • 7%
    Emilio Vargas
    (6 votes)
  • 14%
    Seby Zavala
    (12 votes)
84 votes total Vote Now