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2022 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 19

Wilfred Veras is voted the overall No. 18 prospect. Who is the 19th-best player in the White Sox system?

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If you’re unsure of what this is, read our Top Prospect Vote primer.


A robust turnout for this last ballot delivered young slugger Wilfred Veras as our No. 18 prospect, with 26% (25 of 95 votes). It was as tight vote on the high side, as Veras outpaced Caleb Freeman by just three votes, and the low end — five votes separated No. 3 and No. 10 in the standings.

This is Veras’ first season in our prospect poll.

Jimmy Lambert, currently still on our 2022 ballot, was our No. 18-voted prospect in both 2020 and 2021.

First-timer Brooks Gosswein landed right in the middle of that voting logjam, earning five votes and tying for sixth place.

Next up on the ballot is a true prospect sleeper, Brett’s guy for 2022, Terrell Tatum.

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%)
  14. Erick Hernández — 37% (Thompson 20%, Mieses 10.3%, Freeman 9.5%, Dalquist 7%, Veras/Lambert 2%, McClure 3%, Bilous 2%, McDougal 0%)
  15. Matthew Thompson — 37% (Mieses 19%, Dalquist 16%, Freeman 15%, Lambert 8%, Veras 6%, Stiever/McDougal 5%, McClure 2%, Bilous 0%)
  16. Luis Mieses — 25% (Freeman 21%, Dalquist 18%, Veras 15%, Lambert/McDougal 6%, Sosa 4%, McClure 3%, Stiever/Bilous 1%)
  17. Drew Dalquist — 21% (Veras 19%, Freeman 17%, McDougal 14%, Lambert/Stiever 10%, Sosa 8%, González 2%, McClure/Bilous 0%)
  18. Wilfred Veras — 26% (Freeman 23%, Lambert/McDougal 10%, Stiever 6%, Sosa/Gosswein/McClure/Bilous 5%, González 4%)

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.


Caleb Freeman

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher
Age 24
2021 SSS vote 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.


Misael González

Right Fielder
Age 20
2021 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age vs. highest level -1.2
Overall 2021 stats 52 games ▪️ 8 HR ▪️ 33 RBI ▪️ .238/.333/.435 ▪️ 17 BB ▪️ 66 K ▪️ 5-of-7 SB

In the almost exactly age-appropriate ACL to start last season, González went crazy, with a .988 OPS in 21 games, before a promotion to Kanny cooled him off.


Brooks Gosswein

Left-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 23
2021 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age vs. highest level +0.1
Overall 2021 pro stats 0-0 ▪️ 6 starts ▪️ 17 IP ▪️ 2.65 ERA ▪️ 15 K ▪️ 6 BB ▪️ 1.059 WHIP

Gosswein was snagged in the fourth round of last year’s draft, out of Bradley University, where as a senior he threw 52 23 innings over 12 games, with a 4-2 record, 5.13 ERA and 1.386 WHIP.


Jimmy Lambert

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 27
2019 SSS vote ranking 21
2020 SSS vote ranking 18
2021 SSS vote 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 vote ranking 39
2021 SSS vote 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.


Lenyn Sosa

Shortstop
Age 22
2020 SSS vote ranking 37
2021 High Level Birmingham (AA)
Age vs. highest level -3.5
Overall 2021 stats 115 games ▪️ 11 HR ▪️ 56 RBI ▪️ .271/.300/.401 ▪️ 16 BB ▪️ 105 K

After being promoted to Double-A for his final 33 games, Sosa was deployed at shortstop 20 times, nine games at second base, and four at third.


Jonathan Stiever

Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 24
2021 SSS vote ranking 7
2021 High Level Chicago (MLB)
Triple-A 2021 stats 5-5 ▪️ 17 starts ▪️ 74 IP ▪️ 5.84 ERA ▪️ 88 K ▪️ 28 BB ▪️ 1.459 WHIP

Stiever pitched in one game last year for the White Sox, giving up three earned runs without retiring a batter. He had lat surgery in late August but was expected to be ready for spring training.


Terrell Tatum

Center Fielder
Age 22
2021 High Level Winston-Salem (High-A)
Age vs. highest level -1.9
Overall 2021 stats 26 games ▪️ 1 HR ▪️ 12 RBI ▪️ .256/.438/.397 ▪️ 25 BB ▪️ 34 BB ▪️ 7-of-7 SB


Poll

Who is the 19th-best prospect in the White Sox system?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Jason Bilous
    (3 votes)
  • 38%
    Caleb Freeman
    (28 votes)
  • 2%
    Misael González
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    Brooks Gosswein
    (3 votes)
  • 10%
    Jimmy Lambert
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    Kade McClure
    (2 votes)
  • 13%
    Tanner McDougal
    (10 votes)
  • 6%
    Lenyn Sosa
    (5 votes)
  • 10%
    Jonathan Stiever
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Terrell Tatum
    (4 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now