2007 Chicago White Sox Prospects

2007 Chicago White Sox Prospects

  1. Ryan Sweeney, OF, Grade B (great swing but I still doubt his power)
  2. Gio Gonzalez, LHP, Grade B (control and consistency were issues in Double-A)
  3. Josh Fields, 3B, B (developing his tools, but still strikes out a lot)
  4. Lance Broadway, RHP, B-  (polished but not a lot of upside)
  5. Charlie Haeger, RHP, B-  (knuckleballer is hard to predict, could turn into anything)
  6. Aaron Cunningham, OF, B- (good tools, skills are advancing)
  7. Kyle McCulloch, RHP, B- (polished but not a lot of upside)
  8. Chris Carter, 1B, C+ (impressive raw power but will need time)
  9. Matt Long, RHP, C+ (throws hard but secondary stuff is shaky, numbers horrible)
  10. Boone Logan, LHP, C+ (should be a good LOOGY, not a good sign that he's rated this high)
  11. Jack Egbert, RHP, C+ (sleeper swingman type prospect)
  12. Dewon Day, RHP, C+  (This is a stretch grade and C would be more appropriate probably, but I really like his arm and I think he is a sleeper I want to point out)
  13. Sean Tracey, RHP, C (needs better command)
  14. Adam Russell, RHP, C  (another guy who needs better secondary stuff)
  15. Ray Liotta, LHP, C  (completely fell apart)
  16. Lucas Harrell, RHP, C  (another good fastball who needs better secondary stuff)
  17. Jerry Owens, OF, C  (Ok as a reserve outfielder)
  18. Clayton Richard, LHP, C  (bothered by knee injury)
  19. Justin Cassel, RHP, C  (interesting arm from '06 draft)
  20. Carlos Vazquez, LHP, C  (fallback LOOGY if Logan fails, rule 5 guy)
Others to Consider: Lee Cruz, OF-2B; Justin Edwards, LHP; Chris Getz, 2B; Francisco Hernandez; C; Pedro Lopez, INF; Donny Lucy, C: Brian Omogrosso, RHP; Oneli Perez, RHP; Heath Phillips, LHP; Tyler Reves, C; Jason Rice, RHP; John Shelby, 2B: Robert Valido, SS.

The White Sox in One Sentence: This system has thinned out considerably, as even the best prospects have a questionmark or two, with lack of positional depth a serious issue.

As with all systems that are rather thin, the mass of Grade C guys is indistinguishable and can be moved up or down at will, depending on taste.

ALL GRADES ARE PRELIMINARY. If you hate a grade, feel free to make a case for me to change it, though remember that cases phrased respectfully using logic and facts are more likely to be viewed positively than those featuring insults and invective.

There is a lot of slack in the B-/C+/C range and players may move up and down depending on how my thinking progresses. Feel free to make comments, point out sleepers I may have missed, etc. Note that there is only a limited amount of space in the book, and the max I can do is 35-36 players per team.

And, as always, there is the helpful reminder to Buy My Book, which will lay out reports for all these guys (and more) in detail.

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