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Fulmer, Giolito latest prospects to join Sox

Righties slated to make club debuts against Twins
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CHICAGO -- The future is arriving quickly for the White Sox farm system.

Two of the Chicago's top prospects -- Yoan Moncada and Reynaldo Lopez -- are in the Majors, though Lopez is on the 10-day DL with a strained back. Reliever Aaron Bummer (No. 28 in the White Sox system per MLBPipeline.com) and outfielder Nicky Delmonico are also on the big league club.

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CHICAGO -- The future is arriving quickly for the White Sox farm system.

Two of the Chicago's top prospects -- Yoan Moncada and Reynaldo Lopez -- are in the Majors, though Lopez is on the 10-day DL with a strained back. Reliever Aaron Bummer (No. 28 in the White Sox system per MLBPipeline.com) and outfielder Nicky Delmonico are also on the big league club.

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Now comes the next wave. Right-hander Carson Fulmer, the club's 2015 first-round selection and No. 11 prospect, was set for his first Major League start in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader against the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field. On Tuesday, righty Lucas Giolito -- the club's No. 6 prospect acquired this offseason in the Adam Eaton deal with Washington -- will follow Fulmer.

"It's a glimpse of what's to come," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "I think [fans] should be excited. I think we're excited to finally get to have them here with us and start to see them a little bit more. We'll start to gauge where we're at, where they are in the development. We look forward to starting to scratch the surface of what's coming in the future.

"We have to get them truly acclimated at the Major League level, and see how if their effectiveness is working so they can gain some knowledge and use it towards the following season."

Video: Renteria on Giolito making White Sox debut Monday

So who else is moving up in the White Sox system, considered by MLBPipeline.com to be the best in baseball?

Michael Kopech, Triple-A Charlotte

Kopech, who was acquired this past offseason alongside Moncada in the Chris Sale deal with Boston, has been brilliant with Double-A Birmingham. He posted quality starts in each of his past six outings, including posting double-digit strikeouts in three of his past four outings. The organization announced it was calling up Kopech on Friday along with the announcement that Giolito would be making his White Sox debut. Kopech finished 8-7 with a 2.87 ERA in Double-A starts. He is the club's No. 3 prospect and the No. 12 prospect in baseball.

Video: CHC@CWS: Kopech fans five over two scoreless frames

Eloy Jimenez, Double-A Birmingham

Jimenez, the club's No. 2 prospect and the No. 7 prospect in baseball, has more than lived up to expectations since being acquired in last month's Jose Quintana deal with the Cubs. Jimenez was torching at Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, hitting .345 with eight homers and a 1.092 OPS in 29 games with the organization before earning a callup to Birmingham. He's off to a solid start, going 7-for-20 with a homer and two doubles in his first five games with the Barons.

Zack Collins, Double-A Birmingham

The White Sox 2016 first-round selection and No. 9 prospect has done enough to earn a promotion from Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, cranking 17 homers and posting a .803 OPS despite a .223 batting average and showing off impressive defensive skills defensively. He's off to a solid start with the Barons, going 2-for-9 with a homer in three games.

Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.

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