CHICAGO -- White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has amassed a plentiful collection of prospects, and he might not be done.With Sunday night's trade of Tyler Clippard, the White Sox will have dealt 10 veteran players in the past year -- including such names as Chris Sale, Adam Eaton and
CHICAGO -- White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has amassed a plentiful collection of prospects, and he might not be done.
With Sunday night's trade of Tyler Clippard, the White Sox will have dealt 10 veteran players in the past year -- including such names as Chris Sale, Adam Eaton and Jose Quintana -- for nearly twice as many prospects. If the White Sox elect to take a player to be named in lieu of cash from the Astros in the Clippard trade, there will be 20 prospects in total who are new to the system via a trade.
Some, such as MLBPipeline.com's No. 1 and No. 59 prospectsYoan Moncada and Reynaldo Lopez, already find themselves in the big leagues in Chicago. Others could join them, whether it be this season or when the club is closer to returning to playoff contention.
So who has stood out from the White Sox system?
Eloy Jimenez, Class A Advanced Winston-Salem
Jimenez, the headliner of the four prospects acquired in the Quinana trade in July, continues to hit and do so at an incredible rate. The No. 2 prospect in the White Sox system and No, 7 prospect in baseball homered twice while going 3-for-5 on Saturday, and he is 16-for-42 (.381) with four homers and 12 RBIs in his past 10 games. Jimenez hit as many homers in his first 27 games with the White Sox organization (eight) as he had in his first 42 games of the season in the Cubs organization.
Casey Gillaspie, Triple-A Charlotte
Gillaspie, the White Sox No. 14 prospect, was the return for veteran reliever Dan Jennings from the Rays in a deal last month. The first baseman, who is the brother of former White Sox player Conor Gillaspie, is starting to find his stroke. Gillaspie has hit two homers in his past four games, and has hits in four of his past five games overall, as he's off to a 9-for-34 start in the White Sox organization.
Dane Dunning, Class A Advanced Winston-Salem
Dunning came from Washington along with Lopez and Lucas Giolito this offseason as part of the Eaton trade, and the White Sox No. 11 prospect has pitched well just about everywhere he's gone since. He worked five innings Saturday, working around nine hits to allow three runs and strike out five. Dunning has allowed three or fewer runs in eight of his past 10 starts.
Michael Kopech, Double-A Birmingham
Kopech and Moncada were the prizes in the haul for Sale from Boston this offseason, and their play has reflected it. Moncada is in the big leagues, and Kopech -- the No. 12 propsect in baseball -- has been dominant at the Double-A level. The top right-handed pitching prospect in the game struck out 10 in seven shutout innings Saturday, his third double-digit strikeout effort in his past four outings. Kopech has kept the walks down, too, allowing just five walks in that four-start stretch. He currently carries a 155-60 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.