The 2022 season did not go as planned for the Chicago White Sox, who slumped to 81-81 after winning 93 games and the AL Central title in 2021.
Fortunately for the White Sox, things are looking up for 2023. Not only do they have a new manager, but they also have several of the game's top prospects waiting in the wings.
White Sox Top Prospects
Baseball America released its annual top 100 prospect rankings on Wednesday, and two White Sox players made the list. Shortstop Colson Montgomery placed 39th on the list, while first baseman/outfielder Oscar Colas rates 89th.
Montgomery was a first-round pick out of high school in 2021 and has rapidly moved up through Chicago's system, reaching Double-A last year. The 20-year-old will likely begin 2023 in Double-A and has an outside shot at making the majors later this year if he performs well.
Colas is a bit older at 24 but is also closer to the big leagues after ascending to Triple-A last year. He dominated in all three of his minor-league stops in 2022 but likely needs a bit more seasoning to make sure he's ready for The Show with just 117 minor-league games under his belt.
With the White Sox looking to rebound in a weak AL Central this year, both youngsters could find themselves playing in pivotal games down the stretch. Chicago currently has +2500 odds to win the World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.
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