Over the last decade, the Chicago White Sox have struggled to produce legitimate major leaguer players, with the exception being Gordon Beckham and Chris Sale—though both players were drafted with the hope of an expedited arrival in the majors.
The White Sox’s lack of impact prospects is largely a result of their draft strategy. Rather than offering big money to high school prospects, the organization has targeted raw, top-flight athletes and mid-rotation-ceiling college pitchers. However, with Rick Hahn taking over as the team’s general manager this season, it’ll be interesting to see whether a new strategy is employed.
However, the White Sox finally deviated from the aforementioned strategy last June when they selected prep outfielder Courtney Hawkins—who enters the season as the team’s top prospect—with the 13th overall draft pick. And although there is intriguing talent throughout their system, the White Sox noticeably lack prospects capable of making an impact during the 2013 season.
Here’s a look at the Chicago White Sox’s top 10 prospects.