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In Javier Mogollon, the White Sox may have found a big-hitting second-sacker at a bargain price.

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2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 61: Javier Mogollon

A second-sacker with a dangerous swing

Javier Mogollon

Second Baseman
160 pounds
Age: 18
2023 High Level DSL (Rookie)
Age relative to high level -0.7
SSS rank among all second basemen in the system 5
Overall 2023 stats 47 games ⚾️ 10 HR ⚾️ 42 RBI ⚾️ .315/.417/.582 ⚾️ 27 BB ⚾️ 28 K ⚾️ 11-of-13 (84.6%) SB

The White Sox signed Venezuelan infielder Javier Mogollon to a $35,000 contract in January 2023, and he was a welcome addition to the DSL team that summer. Mogollon played both shortstop and second base for the DSL White Sox, but ultimately frequented second a bit more (27 of 47 total games). While it seems like he will be sticking around the right side majority of the time, he actually had a 1.000 fielding percentage at shortstop, and committed eight errors over at second (.922).

Mogollon doesn’t appear as a typical power hitter standing at (5´8´´, 160), but he showed he can slug the ball harder than most, finishing fourth among all DSL players with 10 home runs (165 at-bats). Slashing an impressive .315/.417/.582, Mogollon also finished in the DSL Top 10 in OPS (.999). He also showed solid discipline at the plate with just 28 strikeouts, a fairly respectable 16.9% strikeout rate — especially for a young player who seemingly has plenty of potential.

For another perspective on the monumental impact Mogollon made in his short pro debut, consider his ratings relative to peers, where no single number is lower than 76th percentile and a stunning six of seven are considered elite:

Mogollon’s Baseball Cube player ratings
RBIs 97
Hitting 93
Contact 92
Power 89
Runs 87
XBH 82
Speed 76

Mogollon is still very young, but he crushed the DSL. The move Stateside is delicate for any player, but the White Sox have to move him to Arizona in 2024 to see if they’ve found some gold.

2024 South Side Sox Top 100 White Sox Prospects

61. Javier Mogollon, 2B
62. Aldrin Batista, RHSP
63. Ryan Castillo, 1B
64. Bryce Willits, 3B
65. Colby Smelley, C
66. Wes Kath, 3B
67. Alsander Womack, 2B
68. Jordan Sprinkle, SS
69. Connor McCullough, RHSP
70. Luis Rodriguez, RHRP
71. Jonah Scolaro, LHRP
72. Ben Beutel, LHRP
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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