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I usually wait until the March wave of releases to write a full-on article for FutureSox on this, so for fun for now, let's do it as a thread.

 

Here is what I see as the likely current org Big Board, in terms of who will be assigned where. Some of these - especially the bullpens at the higher levels - are a complete mess and I am not highly confident in being right. But, here we go, and then we can discuss?

 

MLB:

C Wellington Castillo

1B Jose Abreu

2B Yoan Moncada

SS Tim Anderson

3B Carlos Sanchez

OF Ryan Cordell

OF Adam Engel

OF Avisail Garcia

DH Matt Davidson (3B, 1B)

 

B1 Omar Narvaez ©

B2 Nick Delmonico (1B, 3B, COF)

B3 Tyler Saladino (3B, 2B)

B4 Leury Garcia (CF, SS)

 

SP Lucas Giolito

SP James Shields

SP Reynaldo Lopez

SP Miguel Gonzalez

SP Carson Fulmer

 

RP Nate Jones

RP Joakim Soria

RP Aaron Bummer*

RP Gregory Infante

RP Dylan Covey

RP Luis Avilan*

RP Bruce Rondon

 

DL LHP Carlos Rodon*

 

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AAA:

C Kevan Smith

1B Casey Gillaspie

2B Eddy Alvarez

SS Jose Rondon

3B Trey Michalczewski

OF Charlie Tilson

OF Jacob May

OF Willy Garcia

DH Daniel Palka (OF, 1B)

 

B1 Alfredo Gonzalez ©

B2 Patrick Leonard (INF)

B3 Matt Skole (1B)

B4 Mason Robbins (OF)

 

SP Michael Kopech

SP Spencer Adams

SP Jordan Guerrero*

SP Jordan Stephens

SP Chris Beck

 

RP Connor Walsh

RP Brian Clark*

RP Brad Goldberg

RP Thyago Vieira

RP Michael Ynoa

RP Jace Fry*

RP Tyler Danish

 

DL RHP Zack Burdi

 

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AA:

C Zack Collins

1B Matt Rose

2B Bryant Flete

SS Danny Mendick

3B Ti'Quan Forbes

OF Eloy Jimenez

OF Jameson Fisher

OF Tito Polo

DH Courtney Hawkins (OF)

 

B1 Yermin Mercedes ©

B2 Toby Thomas (INF)

B3 Keon Barnum (1B)

B4 Jeff Gelalich (OF)

 

SP Alec Hansen

SP Dane Dunning

SP AJ Puckett

SP Bernadro Flores*

SP Ian Clarkin*

 

RP Ian Hamilton

RP Zach Thompson

RP Jack Charleston

RP Thad Lowry

RP Louie Lechich*

RP Kyle Kubat*

RP Jose Ruiz

 

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A+:

C Seby Zavala

1B Gavin Sheets

2B Johan Cruz

SS Yeyson Yrizarri

3B Jake Burger

OF Luis Alex Basabe

OF Joel Booker

OF Alex Call

DH Micker Adolfo (OF)

 

B1 Casey Schroeder ©

B2 Aaron Schnurbusch (OF)

B3 Brady Conlan (3B/1B)

B4 Grant Massey (UTIL)

 

SP Dylan Cease

SP Andre Davis*

SP Jimmy Lambert

SP Luis Martinez

SP Yosmer Solorzano

 

RP Ryan Burr

RP Matt Foster

RP Mike Morrison

RP Danny Dopico

RP Kevin Escorcia*

RP Jake Elliott

RP Ryan Riga*

 

DL RHP Aron McRee

 

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A:

C Evan Skoug

1B Corey Zangari

2B Mitch Roman

SS Laz Rivera

3B Justin Yurchak

OF Luis Gonzalez

OF Blake Rutherford

OF Luis Robert

DH Craig Dedelow (OF)

 

B1 Carlos Perez ©

B2 Anthony Villa (1B/3B)

B3 David Cronin (SS/2B)

B4 Logan Taylor (OF)

 

SP Tyler Johnson

SP Lincoln Henzman

SP Kade McClure

SP Blake Hickman

SP John Parke*

 

RP Victor Diaz

RP Will Kincanon

RP JB Olson

RP Joe Mockbee*

RP Jaider Rocha*

RP Ryan Boelter

RP Blake Battenfield

 

DL LHP Michael Horejsei

 

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And here are the players unassigned by position group, but who belong in full season ball (not listing all the rookie leaguers here), with the key guys in bold:

 

RHP

Dustin Antolin (AAA)

Robin Leyer (AAA)

Drew Hasler (AA)

Yelmison Peralta (A+)

Brandon Brennan (AAA)

Chris Volstad (AAA)

Rob Scahill (AAA)

Jeanmar Gomez (AAA)

Danny Farquhar (AAA/MLB)

Gonzalez Germen (AAA)

Juan Minaya (AAA)

Cameron Seitzer (A/A+)

Luis Ledo (Rk-A)

Mick VanVossen (A+)

Lane Hobbs (A+)

Brannon Easterling (AA)

Ben Wright (A+)

Donn Roach (AAA)

 

LHP

Tanner Banks (AA/AAA)

TJ House (AAA)

Xavier Cedeno (AAA)

Colton Turner (AA/AAA)

Andre Wheeler (AA)

Matt Tomshaw (AA)

 

INF

Zach Remillard [3B/2B] (A+)

Brandon Dulin [1B] (AA)

Danny Hayes [1B] (AAA)

Juan Perez [sS] (AAA)

Jake Elmore [uIF] (AAA)

Gerson Montilla [3B] (AA)

Max Dutto [MIF] (A)

Sam Dexter [uIF] (A)

Alex Maloney [3B] (Rk-A)

Dean Anna [uIF] (AAA)

 

OF

Nick Basto (AA, AAA)

Louis Silverio (AA)

Jacob Cooper (A)

Tracy Hadley (A)

JJ Muno (A)

 

C

Brett Austin (AA)

Chris O'Dowd (AAA)

Nate Nolan (A)

Daniel Gonzalez (A+)

 

 

Key rookie leaguers to open in Ext ST:

 

Mike Hickman

Franklin Reyes

Tate Blackman

Luis Curbelo

Amado Nunez

Tyler Frost

Alex Destino

Jose Garcia

Maiker Feliz

Jhoandro Alfaro

Sam Abbott

Mikey Duarte

Lenyn Sosa

Ramon Beltre

Anthony Coronado

Michael Staudinger

Adam McGinnis

Ricky Mota

Felix Mercedes

Nolan Brown

Jose Colina

 

Chris Comito

Kyle Von Ruden

Parker Rigler

Andres Sanchez

Zach Lewis*

Hunter Kiel

Ryan Erickson*

Jhoan Quijada

Greg Minier

Michael McCormick

Kevin George

Vince Arobio

Edinxon Arias

Anthony Herron

Bryan Saucedo

Josue Gerardo

Salvador Villarreal

Ted Andrews

 

 

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wow! I couldn't even begin to think about something this big.

 

The one that surprised me was you putting Zangari at 1b in Kanny.

 

I think looking at something like this is why it's probably hard for sox fans to hear we aren't that deep. Compared to 2 years ago, super deep, but probably just have way more 40 FV guys than before and less 45's than others.

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QUOTE (bmags @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 01:30 PM)
wow! I couldn't even begin to think about something this big.

 

The one that surprised me was you putting Zangari at 1b in Kanny.

 

I think looking at something like this is why it's probably hard for sox fans to hear we aren't that deep. Compared to 2 years ago, super deep, but probably just have way more 40 FV guys than before and less 45's than others.

 

It's not impossible they decide Zangari isn't quite ready yet and have Anthony Villa start there, at least for now. Villa isn't really a prospect but he will be 24 for this season and destroyed PIO pitching. I don't think Franklin Reyes is ready and he's still a teenager.

 

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Also remember, around mid-March the team will release a bunch of minor leaguers. Usually about 15-20 of them. That will relieve some of the logjams.

 

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Is Zangari on pace to play for ST do you know? Unsure if the road back for position player TJS is different.

 

 

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QUOTE (bmags @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 02:30 PM)
wow! I couldn't even begin to think about something this big.

 

The one that surprised me was you putting Zangari at 1b in Kanny.

 

I think looking at something like this is why it's probably hard for sox fans to hear we aren't that deep. Compared to 2 years ago, super deep, but probably just have way more 40 FV guys than before and less 45's than others.

Agreed, awesome post

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Guy I'm hoping is stateside for AZL start: Kleyder Sanchez. Sox converted him to catcher, as a 17 year old had a contact heavy profile in DSL, batting .342. Hoping that it showed up to scouts and isn't just a random weird approach that won't work.

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QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 03:16 PM)
It's not impossible they decide Zangari isn't quite ready yet and have Anthony Villa start there, at least for now. Villa isn't really a prospect but he will be 24 for this season and destroyed PIO pitching. I don't think Franklin Reyes is ready and he's still a teenager.

Zangari should definitely be in KAN, although I have Robert in A+ with Villa as a DH in KAN

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I think Seby will be in AA to do the DH/C thing with Collins like they did last season at WS. Courtney Hawkins doesn't need everyday at bats anymore.

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Interested to hear why you believe Cordell starts over Delmonico. If anything, I'd have Cordell starting in CF.

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QUOTE (bmags @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 02:30 PM)
Is Zangari on pace to play for ST do you know? Unsure if the road back for position player TJS is different.

 

As far as I know he'll be 100% ready in ST. He went down in March of last year, so it has been almost exactly a year.

 

QUOTE (joejoedairy @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 02:46 PM)
I think Seby will be in AA to do the DH/C thing with Collins like they did last season at WS. Courtney Hawkins doesn't need everyday at bats anymore.

 

I don't think Courtney needs full time play either (in fact I think he should be pitching), but I think both Collins and Zavala need work behind the plate.

 

QUOTE (Dunt @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 03:28 PM)
Interested to hear why you believe Cordell starts over Delmonico. If anything, I'd have Cordell starting in CF.

 

I think Delmonico will play all over - LF, 3B, 1B, DH. And I don't believe, from what I've read, that Cordell is a full time CF guy. More of a corner man I think, who can cover center in a pinch. But I could be wrong!

 

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QUOTE (Dunt @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 04:28 PM)
Interested to hear why you believe Cordell starts over Delmonico. If anything, I'd have Cordell starting in CF.

Both utility guys but I expect Nicky D to start in LF and Cordell to play all over when possible

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I would imagine Ryan Cordell would need to really impress to the break camp with the team. Since he missed a big chunk of last year I figure he'll need to show at least 100 quality PAs to justify getting the a roster spot.

 

With the roster flexibility Leury, Saladino, Sanchez, Delmonico & Davidson provide I wonder if the Sox would consider carrying 8 bullpen arms. In that case I would assume Cordell is the most likely to start in Charlotte.

 

 

Anyone have any hope Engel will hit enough to justify a big league job?

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Couple things I'd like to add:

 

Yermin Mercedes was a rule-5 in the Triple-A phase. Pretty sure he has to stay in Charlotte or be sent back to the Orioles.

 

I can't see Michalczewski or Adams making the jump to Charlotte. They had less than impressive years and still have things to work on. Sox would be doing them a disservice if they promoted them to begin the year, IMO.

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QUOTE (CWSpalehoseCWS @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 10:30 PM)
Couple things I'd like to add:

 

Yermin Mercedes was a rule-5 in the Triple-A phase. Pretty sure he has to stay in Charlotte or be sent back to the Orioles.

 

I can't see Michalczewski or Adams making the jump to Charlotte. They had less than impressive years and still have things to work on. Sox would be doing them a disservice if they promoted them to begin the year, IMO.

I don’t think the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft works like that. I believe the Sox can start Mercedes at whatever level they like.

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QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 06:38 PM)
I really think Curbelo opens the season with Kannapolis.

 

QUOTE (ChiSoxJon @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 08:12 PM)
Seconded

 

That's a tough call. I like Curbelo a lot as a prospect, certainly more than say Laz Rivera or Tate Blackman. But decisions in a rebuild like this, and the way Getz seems to do things, are about the right developmental spot and not rushing. Curbelo just turned 20 and has a grand total of 48 pro games, almost all of it in the AZL. He's a prep pick. I really think they will slow-move him through Ext ST, Great Falls, then Kanny later in the year maybe. Then accelerate more in 2019 from there if it goes well.

 

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QUOTE (mac9001 @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 06:10 PM)
I would imagine Ryan Cordell would need to really impress to the break camp with the team. Since he missed a big chunk of last year I figure he'll need to show at least 100 quality PAs to justify getting the a roster spot.

 

With the roster flexibility Leury, Saladino, Sanchez, Delmonico & Davidson provide I wonder if the Sox would consider carrying 8 bullpen arms. In that case I would assume Cordell is the most likely to start in Charlotte.

 

 

Anyone have any hope Engel will hit enough to justify a big league job?

 

Consider? This was the case all of last season.

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QUOTE (soxfan2014 @ Feb 13, 2018 -> 12:59 PM)
Consider? This was the case all of last season.

 

I actually meant to say 9 bullpen arms. With the flexibility Leury, Saladino & Sanchez provide I would consider putting a hard cap of 6 innings per start on the young arms and just trot out a new bullpen arm every inning.

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QUOTE (mac9001 @ Feb 12, 2018 -> 07:10 PM)
I would imagine Ryan Cordell would need to really impress to the break camp with the team. Since he missed a big chunk of last year I figure he'll need to show at least 100 quality PAs to justify getting the a roster spot.

 

With the roster flexibility Leury, Saladino, Sanchez, Delmonico & Davidson provide I wonder if the Sox would consider carrying 8 bullpen arms. In that case I would assume Cordell is the most likely to start in Charlotte.

 

 

Anyone have any hope Engel will hit enough to justify a big league job?

Nope.

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