Where White Sox Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4th, 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. (MLB No. 4), OF -- Birmingham Barons (AA) - DL

2. (MLB No. 10), RHP -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)

3. (MLB No. 28), OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv) - DL

4. (MLB No. 54), RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA) - DL

5. (MLB No. 61), RHP -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

6. (MLB No. 92), RHP -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

7. Blake Rutherford (MLB No. 99), OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

8. , 3B -- Out for season - Achilles tendon

9. , C -- Birmingham Barons (AA)

10. , RHP -- Chicago White Sox (MLB)

11. , OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

12. Gavin Sheets, 1B -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

13. Zack Burdi, RHP -- Charlotte Knights (AAA) - DL

14. , OF -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

15. Spencer Adams, RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)

16. Charlie Tilson, OF -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)

17. , LHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)

18. , OF/3B -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)

19. Luis Gonzalez, OF -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)

20. , LHP -- Chicago White Sox (MLB)

21. Ian Hamilton, RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)

22. , RHP -- Birmingham Barons (AA)

23. , 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. , 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 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.