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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 87: Frankeli Arias

A pretty spiffy DSL debut from a lefty starter — a rarity in the organization

It was just a small snapshot of his potential, but Frankeli Arias was dominant in the DSL in 2022.

Frankeli Arias

Left-Handed Starting Pitcher
170 pounds
Age: 19
2022 High Level DSL (Rookie)
Age relative to high level +0.4 years
SSS rank among all left-handed starting pitchers in the system 5
Overall 2022 regular season stats 13 games (5 starts, 1 CG, 1 SHO) ⚾️ 48 2⁄3 IP ⚾️ 3.33 ERA ⚾️ 1.110 WHIP ⚾️ 50 K ⚾️ 12 BB

Frankeli Arias snuck into the White Sox system as a late signing on March 14, 2022, and never really looked back. He was basically a starter for the short DSL season, despite not starting 100% of the time (13 games, five starts). His 3.33 was stellar, as was his command, which yielded an uncharacteristically low DSL WHIP. Just look at his off-the-charts control, compared against his DSL competition:

Arias’ Baseball Cube player ratings
Walks 91
K/BB 90
Durability 81
vs. Power 64
Hittable 64
Strikeouts 44
Team Winning Percentage N/A

Arias was a touch old for his level, and when combined with how well he pitched in the DSL ensures he sees a start in the ACL in 2023. If he torches Arizona like he did the Dominican Republic, Arias will ascend to Kannapolis by summer’s end.

2023 South Side Sox Top 104 White Sox Prospects

87. Frankeli Arias, LHSP
88. Ernesto Jaquez, RHSP
89. Laz Rivera, 3B
90. Xavier Fernández, C
91. Álvaro Agüero, CF
92. Ben Norman, RF
93. Erick Bello, RHRP
94. Adisyn Coffey, RHRP
95. Arnold Prado, RF
96. Alsander Womack, 2B
97. Johan Domínguez, RHSP
98. Evan Skoug, C
99. Noah Owen, RHSP
100. Javier Mora, 2B
101. Will Kincanon, RHRP
102. Yohemy Nolasco, RHSP
103. Billy Seidl, RHRP
104. José Rodulfo, RHRP