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Stiven Flores was another DSL player in 2023 who had essentially a perfect debut season.

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2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 73: Stiven Flores

Terrific hit tool and arm headlined an outstanding pro debut

Stiven Flores

180 pounds
Age: 18
2023 High Level DSL (Rookie)
Age relative to high level -0.7 years
SSS rank among all catchers in the system 8
Overall 2023 stats 37 games ⚾️ 1 HR ⚾️ 33 RBI ⚾️ .391/.456/.477 ⚾️ 15 BB ⚾️ 7 K ⚾️ 7-of-7 (100%) SB ⚾️ 20-of-49 (40.8%) SB

Flores was signed out of Venezuela by the White Sox in July 2023 as a 17-year-old catcher. In 147 PAs, he did really well, slashing .391/.456/.477 while also throwing out 20 would-be basestealers in 49 opportunities in the Domincan Summer League. As a result, he was named to the DSL All-Star team.

Flores’ near-.400 batting average was propped up by a .402 BABIP, but the bat-to-ball skills were apparent. He struck out only seven times and walked more than twice as often in those 147 PAs. A 152 wRC+ with good run prevention numbers behind the plate in the DSL is a nice start for the uber-young backstop.

Flores’ Baseball Cube player ratings
Hitting 100
Contact 100
RBIs 98
Speed 60
Power 19
XBH 11
Runs 3

Flores’ combination of hit tool and throwing arm make him a very intriguing prospect moving forward. But reproducing his DSL season over a larger sample when he moves Stateside will be the next test for the young backstop.

2024 South Side Sox Top 100 White Sox Prospects

73. Stiven Flores, C
74. Adrian Gil, 1B
75. Yohemy Nolasco, RHRP
76. Ben Norman, LF
77. Josimar Cousín, RHSP
78. Juan Gonzalez, C
79. Chris Lanzilli, LF
80. Alex Speas, RHRP
81. Fraser Ellard, LHRP
82. Garrett Wright, RHRP
83. Duke Ellis, CF
84. Mathias LaCombe, RHRP
85. Godwin Bennett, RF
86. Rikuu Nishida, LF
87. Caden Connor, LF
88. Zach Franklin, RHRP
89. Jeremy González, LHSP
90. Jerry Burke, RHRP
91. Frankeli Arias, LHSP
92. Mikey Kane, 3B
93. Carlton Perkins, RHSP
94. Tyler Neslony, LF
95. Drew Dalquist, RHSP
96. Jason Matthews, SS
97. Jonathan Stiever, RHSP
98. Tommy Sommer, LHSP
99. Daniel González, LHRP
100. Eduardo Herrera, 3B

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