White Sox Insider Predicts Top Prospect Could Be Traded at Deadline
The Chicago White Sox have failed to meet their 2022 MLB season expectations, but they aren't out of the playoff race just yet. Although they own a sub-.500 record (35-39), they're only 6.5 games back of the final American League wild card spot with over half the season remaining.
If the White Sox think that a postseason appearance is a real possibility, they could be buyers ahead of the MLB trade deadline. Adding a difference-making player could come at the cost of a valuable prospect and White Sox insider James Fegan has an idea of who could be moved.
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Fegan, via The Athletic, said second baseman Lenyn Sosa is a prospect that could be traded in the coming weeks. While trading away the promising 22-year-old might surprise some fans, Fegan said a potential move would be due to Chicago being "light on near-major-league-ready pieces."
Sosa has been absolutely crushing it in Double-A Birmingham this season. The Venezuelan phenom is tied for the Barons' team lead with 14 home runs, pacing all of his teammates with 48 RBIs as well. That isn't even to mention his .331/.384/.549 slash line and 141 total bases amassed.
Sosa's efforts earned him a call-up to the majors just over a week ago, but it didn't go as planned. He recorded a hit, two runs and one walk in four games (12 at-bats), batting .083. Nevertheless, it's hard not to imagine him producing better than that when he's called up next.
Parting ways with a top prospect like Sosa would be tough, but it's worth it if the return helps the White Sox return to the playoffs. The 2022 MLB trade deadline takes place at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
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