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A pair of JUCO Bandits: Tristan Stivors (left), with former SSS writer Eric Sim.

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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 35: Tristan Stivors

The nation’s saves leader is ready to move fast in the White Sox system

Tristan Stivors

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher
220 pounds
Age: 24
2022 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)
Age relative to high level +1.3 years
SSS rank among all right-handed relief pitchers in the system 4
Overall 2022 NCAA stats 7-1 ⚾️ 32 games (1 start) ⚾️ 18 SV ⚾️ 62 IP ⚾️ 2.21 ERA ⚾️ 1.082 WHIP ⚾️ 86 K ⚾️ 19 BB

With pick No. 491 in the 2022 MLB draft, the White Sox added right-handed closer Tristan Stivors from Texas State University.

Stivors crushed the Sun Belt Conference competition with 18 saves in 32 games and a 2.21 ERA/1.082 WHIP, with 86 Ks in 61 innings. Those 18 saves led the nation in 2022. He features a classic closer mix of big heat and killer breaking ball.

Oh, and a closer, who led the nation in saves, starting a game this season? That stands out. Here are some details:

Stivors had a heavy workload with Texas State in 2022 and thus saw little time after signing his $75,000 bonus, facing just 18 batters in the ACL and at Kannapolis.

Stivors’ Baseball Cube player ratings
Strikeouts 94
K/BB 85
Walks 65
Hittable 64
vs. Power 64
Durability 54
Team Winning Percentage .467

Now 24, the White Sox might be eyeing Stivors as a pitcher who can move quickly through the system and perhaps make contributions in its upper levels or on the South Side soon. Don’t expect him to get any more than a cup of coffee in Kannapolis again this April, with Winston-Salem and perhaps Birmingham on the docket for 2023.

2023 South Side Sox Top 101 White Sox Prospects

35. Tristan Stivors, RHRP
36. Andrew Pérez, LHRP
37. Duke Ellis, LF
38. Nicholas Padilla, RHRP
39. Dylan Burns, RHSP
40. Gil Luna Jr., LHRP
41. Eric Adler, RHRP
42. Garrett Schoenle, LHSP
43. Lane Ramsey, RHRP
44. Caleb Freeman, RHRP
45. Hunter Dollander, RHSP
46. Chase Solesky, RHSP
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

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