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Where White Sox Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4, 2018

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the White Sox Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:1. Eloy Jimenez (MLB No. 4), OF -- Birmingham Barons (AA) - DL2. Michael Kopech (MLB No. 10), RHP -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)3. Luis Robert (MLB No. 28),

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the White Sox Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:
1. Eloy Jimenez (MLB No. 4), OF -- Birmingham Barons (AA) - DL
2. Michael Kopech (MLB No. 10), RHP -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
3. Luis Robert (MLB No. 28), OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv) - DL
4. Alec Hansen (MLB No. 54), RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA) - DL
5. Dylan Cease (MLB No. 61), RHP -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
6. Dane Dunning (MLB No. 92), RHP -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
7. Blake Rutherford (MLB No. 99), OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
8. Jake Burger, 3B -- Out for season - Achilles tendon
9. Zack Collins, C -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
10. Carson Fulmer, RHP -- Chicago White Sox (MLB)
11. Micker Adolfo, OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
12. Gavin Sheets, 1B -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
13. Zack Burdi, RHP -- Charlotte Knights (AAA) - DL
14. Luis Alexander Basabe, OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
15. Spencer Adams, RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
16. Charlie Tilson, OF -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
17. Ian Clarkin, LHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
18. Ryan Cordell, OF/3B -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
19. Luis Gonzalez, OF -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
20. Aaron Bummer, LHP -- Chicago White Sox (MLB)
21. Ian Hamilton, RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
22. Jordan Stephens, RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
23. Seby Zavala, C -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
24. Evan Skoug, C -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
25. Luis Curbelo, SS -- Extended spring training
26. A.J. Puckett, RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
27. Tyler Johnson, RHP -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
28. Lincoln Henzman, RHP -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
29. Thyago Vieira, RHP -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
30. Justin Yurchak, 1B/3B -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
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Team to watch
High Class A Winston-Salem has three Top 100 Prospects in right-handers Dylan Cease and Dane Dunning plus outfielder Blake Rutherford, and the Dash will have a fourth when outfielder Luis Robert comes off the disabled list. Winston-Salem's deep lineup also includes outfielder Micker Adolfo and Luis Alexander Basabe plus first baseman Gavin Sheets.
Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season
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Charlotte Knights
Birmingham Barons
Winston-Salem Dash
New faces
Outfielder/third baseman Ryan Cordell came from the Brewers in a trade for Anthony Swarzak last July, but he didn't play for the White Sox afterward because he had fractured a vertebrae in his neck a month earlier. Chicago also added righty reliever Thyago Vieira, whose fastball has reached 103 mph, in a November deal with the Mariners for international bonus money.
On the shelf
Three of the White Sox's top four prospects -- all Top 100 guys -- will open the season on Minor League disabled lists. Outfielder Eloy Jimenez (left pectoral muscle) should join Double-A Birmingham sometime next week, while right-hander Alec Hansen (forearm soreness) will need more time before joining the Barons as he builds up arm strength after getting sidelined early in Spring Training. Hansen led the Minors with 191 strikeouts in 2017. Robert (sprained left thumb) will be out until May. Additionally, righty Zack Burdi is on the Triple-A Charlotte DL as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery last July.

Jim Callis is a reporter for Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.