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2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 10

Wes Kath is voted the overall No. 9 prospect. Who is the 10th-best player in the White Sox system?

After a gut-check demotion back to Kannapolis, Luis Mieses flourished upon his return to High-A.
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Wes Kath made a remarkable jump from fourth place in our last vote, with 14%, to win our No. 9 prospect battle with 30% (66 of 221 votes). Micker Adolfo held steady in second place. Sean Burke also made a huge jump, from ninth place (2%) to fourth (10%).

This is Kath’s debut in our prospect poll. Last year, Norge Vera was voted our No. 9 prospect. Gavin Sheets was voted No. 9 in 2020, Jake Burger in 2019, and Blake Rutherford in 2018.

Caleb Freeman had a solid showing on his first ballot, with eight votes that landed him in seventh place.

Next up on the ballot is 2021 shooting star Luis Mieses.

2022 White Sox Top-Voted Third Base Prospects

South Side Sox Top White Sox Prospects for 2022

  1. Norge Vera — 29% (Burger 18%, Rodríguez 14%, Céspedes 13%, Colás 12%, Montgomery 8%, Kath/Kelley 2.1%, Ramos 1.7%, Hernández 0.8%)
  2. Jake Burger — 43% (Rodríguez 21%, Colás 12%, Céspedes 11%, Montgomery 9%, Kelley 1.3%, Ramos/Thompson/Kath/Hernández 0.6%)
  3. José Rodríguez — 38% (Céspedes 21%, Colás/Montgomery 18%, Kath 2%, Thompson 1.2%, Kelley/Ramos/Dalquist/Hernández 0.6%)
  4. Oscar Colás — 31% (Montgomery 28%, Céspedes 24%, Adolfo 8%, Kelley/Hernández 2.4%, Kath 1.8%, Thompson 1.2%, Ramos/Dalquist/0.6%)
  5. Colson Montgomery — 41% (Céspedes 33%, Adolfo 8%, Sánchez 5%, Kelley 4%, Kath 3%, Ramos/Hernández 2%, Dalquist 1.3%, Thompson 0.6%)
  6. Yoelqui Céspedes — 55% (González 13%, Sánchez 10%, Adolfo 7%, Kath 4.4%, Ramos/Hernández 3.7%, Kelley 3%, Dalquist 1%, Thompson 0%)
  7. Yolbert Sánchez — 34% (González 25%, Kelley 11%, Adolfo 9.3%, Kath 8.8%, Thompson 3.1%, Ramos/Hernández 2.6%, Burke 2%, Dalquist 1%)
  8. Romy González — 41% (Adolfo 16%, Kelley 15%, Kath 14%, Ramos 4%, Hernández/Dalquist 3%, Thompson 2%, Burke 1.4%, Lambert 0.7%)
  9. Wes Kath — 30% (Adolfo 24%, Kelley 18%, Burke 10%, Ramos 6%, Hernández 4.1%, Freeman 3.6%, Thompson 2.3%, Lambert 1.8%, Dalquist 0.9%)

Micker Adolfo

Right Fielder
Age 25
2018 SSS poll ranking 10
2019 SSS poll ranking 7
2020 SSS poll ranking 9
2021 SSS poll ranking 11
2021 High Level Charlotte (AAA)
Age vs. highest level -2.4
Overall 2021 stats 101 games ▪️ 25 HR ▪️ 69 RBI ▪️ .245/.311/.520 ▪️ 4-of-4 SB ▪️ 31 BB ▪️ 138 K

The 2021 season was Adolfo’s best as a pro, but may have come too late, as he will be exposed to waivers if he doesn’t break camp with the White Sox in 2022.


Sean Burke

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 22
2021 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age vs. highest level -0.9
Overall 2021 pro stats 0-1 ▪️ 7 starts ▪️ 17 IP ▪️ 2.65 ERA ▪️ 25 K ▪️ 11 BB ▪️ 1.235 WHIP

Burke was the third round selection of the White Sox in the 2021, coming out of the University of Maryland. He was 8-3 with a 2.97 ERA over his two seasons with the Terrapins.


Andrew (Drew) Dalquist

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 21
2021 SSS poll ranking 10
2021 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age vs. highest level -1.9
Overall 2021 stats 3-9 ▪️ 23 starts ▪️ 83 IP ▪️ 4.99 ERA ▪️ 79 K ▪️ 56 BB ▪️ 1.723 WHIP

Dalquist managed to stay healthy in 2021, unlike his rotation counterparts Matthew Thompson and Jared Kelley. While solid but unspectacular, Dalquist may have positioned himself as the first of the trio to see Winston-Salem.


Caleb Freeman
Right-Handed Relief Pitcher

Age 24
2021 SSS poll ranking 35
2021 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Age vs. highest level -1.6
Overall 2021 MiLB stats 2-3 ▪️ 39 games ▪️ 9 saves ▪️ 44 IP ▪️ 3.68 ERA ▪️ 55 K ▪️ 19 BB ▪️ 1.273 WHIP

Freeman was touted by farm director Chris Getz as the reliever to watch in the system before last season. He also logged a 1.69 ERA in 11 games for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League after the regular 2021 season.


Erick Hernández

Left Fielder
Age 17
2021 High Level N/A

While not officially a member of the White Sox organization until January 2022, it is widely assumed that Hernández will join the White Sox organization. He bats left, and has been comped — for what comping is worth — to Juan Soto. He is still just 16 years old, not turning 17 until January.


Jared Kelley

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 20
2021 SSS poll ranking 5
2021 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age vs. highest level -2.9
Overall 2021 stats 0-7 ▪️ 12 starts ▪️ 23 23 IP ▪️ 7.61 ERA ▪️ 26 BB ▪️ 27 K ▪️ 2.113 WHIP

Kelley sat with shoulder issues for almost two months in the middle of the season.


Jimmy Lambert

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 27
2019 SSS poll ranking 21
2020 SSS poll ranking 18
2021 SSS poll ranking 18
2021 High Level Chicago (MLB)
Overall 2021 MiLB stats 3-3 ▪️ 19 starts ▪️ 64 1⁄3 IP ▪️ 4.76 ERA ▪️ 82 K ▪️ 32 BB ▪️ 1.259 WHIP

Lambert scuffled in Charlotte, and did not acquit himself well in spot MLB work, either (1-1, 6.23 ERA, 6.48 FIP, 1.692 WHIP in 13 innings).


Luis Mieses

Right Fielder
Age 21
2021 High Level Winston-Salem (High-A)
Age vs. highest level -1.9
Overall 2021 stats 110 games ▪️ 15 HR ▪️ 74 RBI ▪️ .270/.312/.463 ▪️ 24 BB ▪️ 81 BB

Mieses got an aggressive assignment to the Dash to start the year and was demoted to Low-A Kannapolis. From there, he caught fire and did much better upon reassignment back up to Winston-Salem, particularly with his power numbers (W-S overall slash: .236/.278/.464).


Bryan Ramos

Third Baseman
Age 20
2020 SSS poll ranking 33
2021 SSS poll ranking 21
2021 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age vs. highest level -2.2
Overall 2021 stats 115 games ▪️ 13 HR ▪️ 57 RBI ▪️ .244/.345/.415 ▪️ 13-of-17 SB ▪️ 51 BB ▪️ 110 K


Matthew Thompson

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 21
2020 SSS poll ranking 12
2021 SSS poll ranking 10
2021 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age vs. highest level -1.9
Overall 2021 stats 2-9 ▪️ 20 starts ▪️ 73 ⅔ IP ▪️ 5.99 ERA ▪️ 78 K ▪️ 38 BB ▪️ 1.683 WHIP

Thompson battled some injury issues in his first full pro season, sitting out for a month in June-July.


Poll

Who is the 10th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Micker Adolfo
    (48 votes)
  • 13%
    Sean Burke
    (18 votes)
  • 2%
    Drew Dalquist
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Caleb Freeman
    (4 votes)
  • 3%
    Erick Hernández
    (5 votes)
  • 26%
    Jared Kelley
    (34 votes)
  • 0%
    Jimmy Lambert
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Luis Mieses
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    Bryan Ramos
    (9 votes)
  • 1%
    Matthew Thompson
    (2 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now