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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 95: Arnold Prado

One rookie season in, and there’s a lot to like

We do our best, but sometimes you just have to be happy with a shot of the DSL complex, where Arnold Prado may or may not have been roaming.
Dominican Summer League
Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to

Arnold Prado

Right Fielder
194 pounds
Age: 18
2022 High Level Dominican (Rookie)
Age relative to high level -0.8 years
SSS rank among all right fielders in the system 6
Overall 2022 regular season stats 29 games ⚾️ 1 HR ⚾️ 11 RBI ⚾️ .345/.457/.460 ⚾️ 16 BB ⚾️ 23 K

While it is always tricky to place too much stock in any rookie league work, DSL or even ACL, Arnold Prado is worthy of highlighting.

The Venezuelan signing in 2022 managed to stand out offensively on a club that had its share of firepower. In a decent DSL sample of 29 games and 105 PAs, his .917 OPS was fueled by his propensity to get on base (.345 batting average, 16 walks) than power (seven of 30 hits for extra bases). It’s the DSL, which means more control issues for pitchers than lights-out Norge Vera domination, so temper enthusiasm for that delicious 15.2% BB rate/21.9% K rate.

Prado’s Baseball Cube player ratings
Hitting 97 (YOW!)
Contact 61
Durability 50
Power 42
RBIs 42
Speed 37
XBH 22
Runs 18
Team Winning Percentage .436

Prado saw 19 games in right field and 10 in left, so he’s definitely looking like a player who will need his frame to fill out and power/offense to be his calling card. With just his age-18 season to come, presumably in Arizona this summer, he should have all the time in the world to flash that in 2023.

2023 South Side Sox Top 104 White Sox Prospects

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