With a few exceptions, the Chicago White Sox’s 25-man roster is largely set.
Sure, there are a few question marks heading into the 2014 season. Who, for example, is going to fill out the bullpen? And will Rule 5 pick Adrian Nieto show enough to be with the team on Opening Day?
By and large, though, it should be relatively quiet this spring for White Sox manager Robin Ventura. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some sleepers who will be in attendance when spring training begins who could make a name for themselves this season.
This is, after all, the time when young players can showcase the skills they will then use as a launching point for a September call-up. Don't forget, that is exactly what Erik Johnson and Marcus Semien did last year.
So who is going to take advantage of the face time this spring? Who are the sleepers lurking in the shadows ready to show Ventura and the rest of the White Sox coaching staff what they are capable of doing? Who is going to show the fans something this time around?
Now in order to provide a framework, this list will avoid some of the more well-known names. That means guys like Carlos Sanchez, Marcus Semien, Andre Rienzo, Daniel Webb and Charles Leesman will not be discussed. Their arrivals are simply a matter of time.
Let’s take a look at five viable sleepers and one honorable mention who will be at spring training.
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