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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 27: Misael González

This right fielder has mastered Arizona, so it’s on to Kannapolis.

Misael González has been challenged by advanced competition in his two seasons in the White Sox organization.
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Misael González

Right Fielder
175 pounds
Age: 20
2020 SSHP Top Prospect Ranking: 96
2021 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 84
SSS rank among all right fielders in the system: 4

Misael González was a relative unknown when he was selected in the 12th round of the 2019 draft by the White Sox. Shortly afterward, amateur scouting director Nick Hostetler called him an 80-grade runner who showed power potential at his pre-draft workout at Guaranteed Rate Field.

González unsurprisingly scuffled in his first professional season in Arizona, as he slashed just .195/.246/.237 in 36 games with five doubles, six RBIs, one stolen base, eight walks (6.3%) and 52 strikeouts (40.9%).

The good and bad news is that 2021, after a year off due to the pandemic, was a tale of two seasons for González in the White Sox organization. He began the season with the ACL Sox on a real tear, slashing .311/.393/.595 in 21 games with six doubles, five homers, 23 RBIs, four stolen bases, six walks (7.1%), 26 strikeouts (30.6%) and a fantastic 151 wRC+. He suffered through a trying season with Kannapolis, however, after being promoted on August 10. In 31 games for the Cannon Ballers, González slashed just .178/.286/.322 with four doubles, three homers, 10 RBIs, 11 walks (10.5%), 40 strikeouts (38.1%) and 71 wRC+. To be fair, González was more than a year younger than the league average, so this could’ve been a situation where opponents were more simply advanced.

González’s highest grade is 60 for running, although he hasn’t established enough confidence yet to steal bases consistently. His fielding tool is 55, while his arm and power tools both grade at 50. As evidenced by his low average and high strikeouts with Kannapolis, his lowest grade is 40 for hitting.

Based upon his youth and lack of success with Kannapolis, González likely will return to the Cannon Ballers to begin the 2022 season.

2022 South Side Sox Top 100 White Sox Prospects

27. Misael González, RF
28. Terrell Tatum, CF
29. Carlos Pérez, C
30. Bennett Sousa, LHRP
31. Luis Basabe, RF
32. McKinley Moore, RHRP
33. Emilio Vargas, RHSP
34. Blake Rutherford, LF
35. Anderson Severino, LHRP
36. DJ Gladney, 3B
37. Luke Shilling, RHRP
38. Chase Krogman, LF
39. Cristian Mena, RHSP
40. Benyamín Bailey, LF
41. Tyler Johnson, RHRP
42. Andrew Perez, LHRP
43. Tyler Neslony, LF
44. Theo Denlinger, RHRP
45. Hunter Schryver, LHRP
46. Jefferson Mendoza, C
47. Harvin Mendoza, 1B
48. Gil Luna Jr. LHRP
49. John Parke, LHSP
50. Victor Quezada, 3B
51. Haylen Green, LHRP
52. Sammy Peralta, LHRP
53. Yoelvin Silven, RHRP
54. Taylor Broadway, RHRP
55. Noah Owen, RHRP
56. Luis Curbelo, 3B
57. Bryce Bush, RF
58. James Beard, CF
59. Xavier Fernández, C
60. Wilber Sánchez, SS
61. Kohl Simas, RHRP
62. Johan Dominguez, RHSP
63. Jagger Rusconi, 2B
64. Ronaldo Guzman, LHSP
65. Laz Rivera, 3B
66. Adam Hackenberg, C
67. Will Kincanon, RHRP
68. Lane Ramsey, RHRP
69. Tommy Sommer, LHSP
70. Randel Mondesi, RF
71. Shawn Goosenberg, 2B
72. Zack Muckenhirn, LHRP
73. Cameron Butler, CF
74. Godwin Bennett, RF
75. Logan Glass, CF
76. Dario Borrero, 1B
77. Craig Dedelow, RF
78. Carlos Hinestroza, RHRP
79. Gunnar Troutwine, C
80. Kade Mechals, RHSP
81: Caberea Weaver, CF
82. Layant Tapia, SS
83. Homer Cruz, RHRP
84. Kaleb Roper, RHSP
85. Jerry Burke, RHSP
86. Emerson Talavera, RHRP
87. Isaiah Carranza, RHSP
88. Davis Martin, RHSP
89. Tyler Osik, 1B
90. Samil Polanco, 3B
91. Manuel Veloz, RHRP
92. Pauly Milto, RHRP
93. Fraser Ellard, LHRP
94. Colby Smelley, C
95. Manuel Guariman, C
96. Everhett Hazelwood, RHRP
97. Garrett Schoenle, LHRP
98. Kyle Kubat, LHRP
99. Anderson Comas, RF
100. Jake Elliott, RHRP