2012 Chicago White Sox Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Chicago White Sox Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Chicago White Sox Top Prospects.

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Keenyn Walker OF
Born: 8/12/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Kannapolis Intimidators
2011 Combined Stats: .257, 8(2B), 3(3B), 24RBI, 21SB

#2 Addison Reed RHP
Born: 12/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Chicago White Sox
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 2-1, 1.26ERA, 5 Saves, 78.1IP, 14BB, 111K, .157BAA
MAJORS: 0-0, 3.68ERA, 7.1IP, 1BB, 12K, .313BAA

#3 Simon Castro RHP
Born: 4/9/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Tucson Padres (Traded to White Sox December 2011)
2011 Combined Stats: 7-8, 5.63ERA, 115IP, 34BB, 94K, .286BAA

#4 Eduardo Escobar SS
Born: 1/5/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Chicago White Sox
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .266, 23(2B), 4(3B), 4HR, 49RBI, 13SB
MAJORS: .286 (2 hits in 7 big league at-bats)

#5 Jhan Marinez RHP
Born: 8/12/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jacksonville Suns (Marlins)
2011 Combined Stats: 3-8, 3.57ERA, 3 Saves, 42BB, 47K, .223BAA

#6 Jared Mitchell OF
Born: 10/13/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Winston Salem Dash
2011 Combined Stats: .222, 31(2B), 8(3B), 9HR, 58RBI, 14SB

#7 Nestor Molina RHP
Born: 1/9/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
2011 Combined Stats: 12-3, 2.21ERA, 130.1IP, 16BB, 148K, .234BAA

#8 Ozzie Martinez SS
Born: 5/7/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Florida Marlins
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .245, 15(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 26RBI, 11SB
MAJORS: .130, 1RBI (3 hits in 23 at-bats)

#9 Kyle McMillen RHP
Born: 3/14/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Great Falls Voyagers
2011 Combined Stats: 0-1, 45.00ERA, 1IP, 3BB, 2K, .429BAA (4th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#10 Brandon Short OF
Born: 9/9/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Birmingham Barons
2011 Combined Stats: .262, 29(2B), 5(3B), 13HR, 60RBI, 21SB

#11 Kevan Smith C
Born: 6/28/1988
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Great Falls Voyagers
2011 Combined Stats: .355, 22(2B), 3(3B), 9HR, 48RBI

#12 Pedro Hernandez LHP
Born: 4/12/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Tucson Padres (Traded To White Sox December 2011)
2011 Combined Stats: 10-3, 3.49ERA, 116IP, 22BB, 94K, .262BAA

#13 Tyler Saladino SS
Born: 7/20/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Winston Salem Dash
2011 Combined Stats: .270, 26(2B), 9(3B), 16HR, 55RBI, 7SB

#14 Erik Johnson RHP
Born: 12/30/1989
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Great Falls Voyagers
2011 Combined Stats: 0-0, 4.50ERA, 2IP, 1BB, 2K, .444BAA (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#15 Trayce Thompson OF
Born: 3/15/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Kannapolis Intimidators
2011 Combined Stats: .241, 36(2B), 2(3B), 24HR, 87RBI

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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