Twenty Four, that is the amount of Hours in a day, the amount of beers in a case, but most importantly, this is the amount of days that distances us from White Sox Baseball. A few days back MLB Pipeline released their top 30 prospect lists for all 32 Major League ball clubs. Now the top 30 prospects within a MLB system typically isnt too important, there’s normally about 5-10 prospects in the system that matter. For example since the White Sox released their 2014 Prospect rankings, a total of 10 players from that list have seen action in the big leagues. However with the massive adding and little subtracting, the White Sox farm system is as deep as ever. That being said, every few days we will look into 3 prospects until we get all the way to number 1. MLB prospects get graded on a 20-80 scale by scouts to give major league teams an idea of the type of player they are getting. 20 is bad, 80 is good. Today we look at 2 Right-Handed Pitchers, and a Corner Infielder, 1 of the 3 is actually expected to be called up this year!


Justin Yurchak (1B/3B)-

-D.O.B: 9/17/1996 (age 21)

-Height: (6′ 1″) Weight (204)

-Bats: (L) Throws: (R)

-Drafted: 2017 (12th Round, 357th Overall, Chicago White Sox)

-Scout Grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 30 | Arm: 55 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

-2017 Stats: G 60, .345 avg, 8 HR, 27 RBI, .968 OPS

-ETA: 2020

After being drafted Justin Yurchak spent the remainder of the 2017 season with the White Sox rookie ball team the Great Falls Voyagers. Racking up a .345 batting average in 60 games played, Yurchak showcased his ability to get on base. Entering his first full MLB season expect Yurchak to start in Low A ball and be a quick mover through the system.

(Justin Yurchak as a freshman at Wake Forest in 2015)- Saratoga Sports


Thyago Vieira (RHP)-

-D.O.B: 07/01/1993 (Age 24)

-Height: (6′ 2″) Weight (210)

-Bats: (R) Throws: (R)

-Drafted: (signed internationally with Seattle Mariners in 2010)

-Scout Grades: Fastball: 80 | Slider: 55 | Splitter: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

-2017 Stats: G 41, ERA 4.00, IP 54.0, K 46, WHIP 1.30, Avg 2.36

-ETA: 2018

Thyago Vieira whom the White Sox acquired at the conclusion of the 2017 season for International Bonus Pool money, originally began his baseball career in Brazil. Vieira who was signed in 2010 by The Mariners finally made it to the USA in 2013, by 2016 Vieira was converted to a full time reliever. In 2017 Vieira made his Major League debut pitching a perfect inning in his only appearance. Vieira struggles with conrol but hits triple digits on the radar gun regularly.

(Thyago Vieira pitching in the 2017 MLB futures game for Team World) – CBS sports


Lincoln Henzman (RHP)-

-D.O.B: 07/04/1995 (Age 22)

-Height: (6′ 2″) Weight (205)

-Bats: (R) Throws: (R)

-Drafted: 2017 (4th Round, 117th Overall, Chicago White Sox)

-Scout Grades: Fastball: 60 | Cutter: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

-2017 stats: G 11, ERA 3.86, IP 28.0, K 17, WHIP 1.29, Avg 2.62

-ETA: 2020

Lincoln Henzman became the second Louisville closer drafted by the South Siders in as many years (Zack Burdi 2016). Henzman started in Rookie ball with Yurchak and made a move over to the Starting rotaion early on, Although many scouts believe his path to the Majors is as a Reliever. He has an above average fastball with average breaking stuff.

(Lincoln Henzman closing a game out for the University Of Louisville where he attended college)- CardinalSportsZone

Organizational depth is very important to a successful season in the MLB, so we will continue to give you an inside look here at WhiteSoxNation weekly on how bright the future really is on the South side!

Stats- MLB Pipeline-

Photo- Six Man Rotation

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