Ranking the Top 10 Chicago White Sox Prospects Heading Into 2015

By Pete Schwichtenberg

Ranking the Top 10 Chicago White Sox Prospects Heading Into 2015

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The Chicago White Sox shocked baseball this offseason by making several major moves. Instead of rebuilding, the Sox are poised to win now, but with a stellar system up top prospects, the future looks bright, too. Here is a look at their top 10 prospects heading into 2015.

10. Matt Davidson

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10. Matt Davidson

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There was a time that Matt Davidson was one of the top power hitting third basemen in the minor leagues. While he still has power, as shown in his 20 homers last season, he batted just .199. If he has hopes of making it to Chicago, he must improve at the plate.

9. Jacob May

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9. Jacob May

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The White Sox organization is stacked with speed, and Jacob May is the fastest of them all. Last season he swiped 37 bases. Though his bat is not there yet, he will be a big-time base stealing threat in the future.

8. Nolan Sanburn

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8. Nolan Sanburn

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When the White Sox traded Adam Dunn last August, the didn't give him up for nothing. By acquiring Nolan Sanburn, they got a pitcher who has the stuff to be a future closer. With a power fastball, Sandburn struck more than a hitter per inning last season. At 23 years old, he could quick rise to the backend of the Sox bullpen.

7. Tyler Danish

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7. Tyler Danish

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The 20-year-old Danish had an outstanding first season in which he posted a combined ERA of 2.08, but his troubling mechanics could be dangerous. On pure pitching, he may be the best in the organization, but injury concern keeps him higher up on the list.

6. Micah Johnson

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6. Micah Johnson

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With speed and a solid bat, Micah Johnson has a chance to make an impact in Chicago as early as this season. As one of the top-rated second basemen in the minors, he has the tools to make their top of the order scary for a long time.

5. Courtney Hawkins

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5. Courtney Hawkins

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Courtney Hawkins was known for raw power when he was drafted, and he has shown that throughout his time in the minor leagues. If he can develop more plate discipline and cut down his strikeouts, he can become dangerous at the plate.

4. Spencer Adams

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4. Spencer Adams

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There are not many times that teams can finish a draft and say that they have two future aces, but the White Sox may have done just that in 2014. While Carlos Rodon is on the fast track to the majors, Spencer Adams, their second pick, could be just as good. Last season debuting as an 18 year old, Adams struck out 59 hitters in 41.2 innings. He has the definite look of a future ace.

3. Tim Anderson

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3. Tim Anderson

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Tim Anderson may not get the same credit as some of the other top shortstop prospect get, but he is just as good. Anderson has speed and can hit for average, making him a big time threat at the top of the order. At just 21 years old, he should begin the season in AA. After a strong season last year, it shouldn't be long until he makes his way into the everyday lineup.

2, Francelis Montas

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2. Francelis Montas

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When the White Sox dumped Jake Peavy, they got quite a haul. While Fracelis Montas was not the biggest piece, he has the stuff to be a dominant starter. In 15 starts last season, he went 5-0 with a 1.44 ERA and a WHIP under one. With a power fastball, if he can improve his location, he could be another quality arm in the rotation.

1. Carlos Rodon

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1. Carlos Rodon

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With last season's third overall pick, the White Sox got a steal in Carlos Rodon. Debuting last season, he struck out 38 minor league hitters in 24.2 innings. He moved quick through the system and should have a great shot at earning a rotation spot this spring.

Pete Schwichtenberg is a MLB writer for Rantsports. Follow @schwick26_pete, Like him on Facebook, or Add him to your Google Network.

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