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I get the idea of midseason prospect list updates, but I kinda feel like a revision should require more than a month and a half of games. Some guys might start seasons slower than others, and you might bake that kind of inconsistency into their original rankings, right?
Nevertheless, Baseball America posted a midseason update for the White Sox, and the top 10 shows quite a bit of flux. Here’s the new top 10 with the previous rankings in parentheses.
- Colson Montgomery (1)
- Bryan Ramos (11)
- José Rodríguez (5)
- Sean Burke (9)
- Norge Vera (3)
- Oscar Colás (NR)
- Yoelqui Céspedes (2)
- Jake Burger (7)
- Romy González (15)
- Wes Kath (4)
Lenyn Sosa jumped six spots to No. 11, while Sánchez is one slot behind after starting the year 16th. Davis Martin (13) has Jared Kelley (14), Matthew Thompson (16) and Andrew Dalquist (21) all beat, with Dalquist plummeting all the way from the sixth spot.
When the rankings swing that much after a month and a half, it’s almost as though BA wants to distance itself from its initial assessments. And maybe it does, but it’d feel less rash with an additional month of looks.
- Yolbert Sánchez broke out of his slump, going 3-for-4 with a walk.
- Jake Burger was 2-for-5 with a homer.
- Carlos Pérez went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Jimmy Lambert made his return from the IL: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, eight of 17 pitches for strikes.
- Kade McClure in relief: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR
- José Rodríguez went 1-for-4 with a walk, strikeout and two stolen bases.
- Lenyn Sosa was 1-for-4 with a K.
- Yoelqui Céspedes, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
*The Barons were outhit 23-5.
- Oscar Colás hit his fourth homer during a 1-for-5 night, striking out once.
- Bryan Ramos also was 1-for-5.
- Luis Mieses, 1-for-3 with his 15th double and a walk.
- Adam Hackenberg singled in three trips and was plunked in the other.
- Harvin Mendoza was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
*Colás’ homer took a little time to unfold.
- James Beard wore the platinum sombrero, striking out all five times at the plate.
- Wes Kath went 1-for-4.
- Colson Montgomery hit his second homer during a 2-for-4 day, striking out once.
- Wilfred Veras was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- DJ Gladney went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.
- Cristian Mena: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K