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Stock Update For Chicago White Sox Top 5 Prospects

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Stock Update For Chicago White Sox Top 5 Prospects

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Much of the minor league attention in Chicago is centered around the Chicago Cubs, but the White Sox have a strong group of prospects, too. Here is a look at the progress of the top five White Sox Farmhands.

5. Matt Davidson

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5. Matt Davidson

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Matt Davidson was so good last year in the Arizona Diamondbacks' system that the White Sox traded closer Addison Redd for him in the winter. But instead of receiving a promotion to the big club, Davidson has toiled in the minor leagues. He has above average power, but his high strikeout rates hamper his ability to hit for high average. This season he has 19 homers along with 144 strikeout in 114 games.

4. Micah Johnson

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4. Micah Johnson

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Second baseman Micah Johnson is one of the fastest players in the minor leagues and rated as the third best second base prospect by MLB.com. During his first full season in 2013, Johnson stole 84 bases. His ability to run and get on base make him a perfect choice for a future leadoff hitter. This season he has moved from AA to AAA by batting .294 with 22 steals.

3. Courtney Hawkins

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3. Courtney Hawkins

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Courtney Hawkins may have the best power in the entire system, but like Davidson, he struggles to make consistent contact. After a season of failure last year, (.168 batting average with 160 strikeouts) Hawkins has slowly turned things around this year. The young outfielder has homered 17 times while batting .248. Though he is still a ways away from a big league promotion, his power surely has a future in Chicago.

2. Tim Anderson

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2. Tim Anderson

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Tim Anderson went from being undrafted to a first rounder the next season. In his first full season, he is off to a solid start, batting .297 through his first 68 games before suffering a wrist injury. As an above average athlete, he has speed to consistently get on base. When promoted Anderson and Johnson could give the White Sox the fastest infield in baseball.

1. Carlos Rodon

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1. Carlos Rodon

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Once viewed as a sure bet for the first pick of the draft, the White Sox got a steal drafting Carlos Rodon with the third pick in this June's draft. With a 97-mile-per-hour fastball, he has potential to be one of the top pitchers in the game very soon. Though he has only pitched in 12 innings as a professional, he has already been promoted to AAA. He will be a White Sox very soon.