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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 47: Godwin Bennett

Asked to prove himself for a repeat year in the DSL, this slugger broke the league


Godwin Bennett

Right Fielder
170 pounds
Age: 20
2022 SSS Top Prospect Ranking 74
2022 High Level DSL (Rookie)
Age relative to high level +1.2 years
SSS rank among all right fielders in the system 2
Overall 2022 season stats 41 games ⚾️ 11 HR ⚾️ 36 RBI ⚾️ .306/.431/.653 ⚾️ 5-of-6 (83.3%) SB ⚾️ 23 BB ⚾️ 45 K

Upon signing in 2021, not much was known about this young Nicaraguan. But Godwin Bennett has produced the best seasons of any right fielder who finished the season in the White Sox rookie leagues, for two years running.

Signing after 2021’s International Signing Day on March 25, he actually got off to a fairly slow start. However, once the calendar turned to September, he slashed .298/.443/.574 with two homers and seven stolen bases. For the year, Bennett slashed .235/.337/.441 in 33 games with two doubles, three triples, four homers, 15 RBIs, nine stolen bases, 18 walks (17.0%), 35 strikeouts (33.0%) and 135 wRC+.

Despite aging out of legit DSL competition and having had a strong finish, Bennett was returned to the Dominican Republic for 2022, and mashed hell out of the ball. Still just 1.3 years older than his average foe, Bennett wreaked havoc on opponents, flashing signs of five tools.

Bennett’s Baseball Cube player ratings
Power 96
XBH 90
RBIs 87
Runs 82
Speed 77
Hitting 68
Durability 63
Contact 21
Team Winning Percentage .441

Bennett absolutely will move Stateside for 2023 and should be on a track that sees him in Kannapolis by season’s end.

2023 South Side Sox Top 101 White Sox Prospects

47. Godwin Bennett, RF
48. Wilber Sánchez, SS
49. Tyler Neslony, LF
50. Mario Camilletti, 2B
51. Sammy Peralta, LHRP
52. Jacob Burke, CF
53. Moisés Castillo, SS
54. Victor Quezada, 3B
55. Edgar Navarro, RHRP
56. Craig Dedelow, RF
57. Darío Borrero, 1B
58. Michael Turner, C
59. Tyler Osik, 1B
60. Haylen Green, LHRP
61. Mark McLaughlin, RHRP
62. Terrell Tatum, LF
63. Shawn Goosenberg, 2B
64. Randel Mondesí, LF
65. Emerson Talavera, RHRP
66. Declan Cronin, RHRP
67. Fraser Ellard, LHRP
68. Colby Smelley, C
69. Ethan Hammerberg, RHRP
70. Lincoln Henzman, RHRP
71. Vince Vannelle, RHRP
72. Brooks Baldwin, 3B-2B
73. James Beard, CF
74. Gabriel Rodríguez, RHSP
75. Ronny Hernandez, C
76. Troy Claunch, C
77. Brooks Gosswein, LHSP
78. Tim Elko, 1B
79. Yoelvín Silven, RHRP
80. Trey Jeans, LHRP
81. Jerry Burke, RHSP
82. Carlos Jiménez, 1B
83. Mason Adams, RHSP
84. Frankeli Arias, LHSP
85. Ernesto Jaquez, RHSP
86. Laz Rivera, 3B
87. Xavier Fernández, C
88. Álvaro Agüero, CF
89. Ben Norman, RF
90. Erick Bello, RHRP
91. Adisyn Coffey, RHRP
92. Arnold Prado, RF
93. Alsander Womack, 2B
94. Johan Domínguez, RHSP
95. Evan Skoug, C
96. Noah Owen, RHSP
97. Javier Mora, 2B
98. Will Kincanon, RHRP
99. Yohemy Nolasco, RHSP
100. Billy Seidl, RHRP
101. José Rodulfo, RHRP