Chicago White Sox: 5 Recent Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype

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Chicago White Sox: 5 Recent Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype
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According to many critics and fans, the Chicago White Sox are now officially in a rebuilding mode.

After losing manager Ozzie Guillen to the Miami Marlins and hiring the inexperienced Robin Ventura as the new manager, there's no doubt that the organization is heading in a different direction.

Not only has there been a change in management, but there may also be several changes to the team on the field—however it still remains to be seen what exactly those changes will be.

Regardless of what changes are made, the fact is that the 2012 White Sox will have several young players on their roster—and several prospects with an opportunity to make the roster.

In recent years the White Sox have added several young prospects such as Alexei Ramirez, Gordon Beckham and Brent Morel—all of whom will more than likely be in the opening day lineup for 2012.

Also expected to be a part of  next year's opening day lineup are two more highly touted prospects in Dayan Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza—both of whom saw action during 2011.

So it's fair to say that the White Sox will be relying heavily on young talent going into next season.

Now it's just a matter of each of those guys living up to their potential.

Here's a look at five former White Sox prospects who were unable to do just that.

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