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2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 14

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Sean Burke is voted the overall No. 13 prospect. Who is the 14th-best player in the White Sox system?

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Sean Burke cruised to the win as our No. 13-voted prospect, earning 33% (46 of 140 votes). The rest of the ballot proceeded as expected, with the fun tie for eighth between the two Mcs (McDougal/McClure).

As 2021’s third round pick for the White Sox, this is Burke’s first year in the poll. Last year, Zack Burdi was voted our No. 13 prospect. In 2020, No. 13 was Drew Dalquist, who remains on our ballot this year.

Jason Bilous was shut out in his poll debut, earning zero votes.

Next up on the ballot is our first 1B prospect, sweet-swinging Wilfred Veras.

2022 White Sox Top-Voted Right-Handed Starting Pitcher 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%)
  10. Micker Adolfo — 37% (Kelley 26%, Burke 14%, Ramos 7%, Mieses 5%, Hernández 4%, Freeman 3%, Dalquist 2.3%, Thompson 1.6%, Lambert 0%)
  11. Jared Kelley — 33% (Burke 23%, Ramos 15%, Mieses/Hernández 7%, Thompson 6%, Freeman 4%, Lambert 3%, Dalquist 2%, McDougal 1%)
  12. Bryan Ramos — 33% (Burke 23%, Hernández 13%, Thompson 10%, Mieses 8%, Lambert 6%, Freeman/Dalquist 3%, McClure 1.2%, McDougal 0.6%)
  13. Sean Burke — 33% (Hernández 20%, Thompson 15%, Mieses 9.3%, Freeman 8.6%, Lambert 6%, Dalquist 5%, McClure/McDougal 1%, Bilous 0%)

Jason Bilous

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 24
2021 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Age vs. highest level -1.6
Overall 2021 pro stats 3-8 ▪️ 20 starts ▪️ 79 23 IP ▪️ 5.76 ERA ▪️ 106 K ▪️ 32 BB ▪️ 1,431 WHIP

Bilous dominated at Winston-Salem to start the season (2.45 ERA and 0.886 WHIP in three starts) but struggled at Birmingham. The White Sox may see if he can hang in a Double-A rotation (while still younger than league average) before moving him back into the bullpen, where his power arm may play better.


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.


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).


Kade McClure

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 26
2020 SSS poll ranking 39
2021 SSS poll ranking 25
2021 High Level Charlotte (AAA)
Age vs. highest level -2.0
Overall 2021 stats 4-7 ▪️ 24 starts ▪️ 105 13 IP ▪️ 4.87 ERA ▪️ 35 BB ▪️ 113 K ▪️ 1.367 WHIP


Tanner McDougal

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 18
2021 High Level ACL White Sox (Rookie)
Age vs. highest level -2.9
Overall 2021 MiLB stats 1-2 ▪️ 6 games (4 starts) ▪️ 9 2⁄3 IP ▪️ 9.31 ERA ▪️ 17 K ▪️ 5 BB ▪️ 1.552 WHIP

The McDougal signing was quite a score for the White Sox after drafting him in last year’s fifth round out of Silverado H.S. in Las Vegas. However, his cursory pro assignment in Arizona ended in injury, and McDougal will miss the 2022 season after Tommy John surgery.


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).


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.


Wilfred Veras

First Baseman
Age 19
2021 High Level ACL White Sox (Rookie)
Age vs. highest level -1.8
Overall 2021 stats 46 games ▪️ 4 HR ▪️ 26 RBI ▪️ .322/.416/.533 ▪️ 21 BB ▪️ 42 BB ▪️ 3-of-4 SB

Veras essentially split his time in Arizona at first base and third base, having much less fielding difficulty at 1B. He is the son of former MLB corner infielder Wilton Veras, and is a cousin to the father-son Tatíses (Fernando and Fernando Jr.) ... which also means he was the cousin of his 2021 Arizona teammate, Elijah Tatís.


Poll

Who is the 14th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Jason Bilous
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Drew Dalquist
    (8 votes)
  • 9%
    Caleb Freeman
    (11 votes)
  • 37%
    Erick Hernández
    (43 votes)
  • 6%
    Jimmy Lambert
    (7 votes)
  • 2%
    Kade McClure
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Tanner McDougal
    (0 votes)
  • 10%
    Luis Mieses
    (12 votes)
  • 19%
    Matthew Thompson
    (23 votes)
  • 6%
    Wilfred Veras
    (7 votes)
116 votes total Vote Now