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Rangers trade prospect Yeyson Yrizarri to the Chicago White Sox

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The Texas Rangers have shipped athletic middle infield prospect Yeyson Yrizarri to the Chicago White Sox for International Bonus Slot.

Yeyson Yrizarri
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The Chicago White Sox have been loading up on prized prospects since the end of last season and that continues. While Yeyson Yrizarri is not the top tier prospect of an Eloy Jiminez, Yoan Moncada, or Lucas Giolito, he is not one to sleep on either.

Yrizarrri goes to the White Sox from the Texas Rangers in exchange for International Bonus Slot money. This move is in large part due to the Rangers big spending in the international market this July including, per MLB Trade Rumors, three million plus dollar signings.

Yrizarri is still just 20 and in High A, but his contact rate has long been, and will likely continue to be, a weak point.

His future is likely as a utility man, but if he can improve his command of the strike zone and increase his contact rate, he could develop into a serviceable starting shortstop.

MLB Pipeline had Yrizarri at 17 in the Rangers system, but is now at 30 in the White Sox system.