Two of the White Sox top prospects are moving on up.
CSN White Sox Insider Dan Hayes tweeted Tuesday morning that outfielder Eloy Jimenez and catcher Zack Collins are getting promotions from Class-A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham.
Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins are both being promoted from Double-A Birmingham from Single-A Winston-Salem. #WhiteSox— Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) August 15, 2017
Seeing players progress through the farm system is an obviously positive sign for the organization in the middle of a rebuilding effort that is still expected to last multiple years before the big league team is ready to contend.
Jimenez, who was acquired in last month's trade that sent Jose Quintana across town to the Cubs, is the No. 2 prospect in the White Sox system and the No. 7 prospect in all of baseball, those rankings from MLB Pipeline.
In 29 games with Winston-Salem, the 20-year-old Jimenez slashed .345/.410/.682 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs. He had a huge game over the weekend in which he was 3-for-5 with two titanic home runs.
Collins, meanwhile, ranks as the organization's No. 10 prospect, again per MLB Pipeline. A first-round pick of the White Sox out of Miami in last year's draft, Collins is hitting just 223 on the season but has an on-base percentage of .365 with 17 homers and 48 RBIs to go along with 76 walks.
Collins has been red hot in August, slashing .343/.500/.686 for a sky-high 1.186 OPS. He's hit two homers, smacked four doubles, driven in seven runs, scored 12 runs and walked 11 times compared to eight strikeouts in 11 games this month.
Here's an updated look at where each of the team's top 10 prospects are currently playing:
1. Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox, MLB
2. Eloy Jimenez, Birmingham Barons, Double-A
3. Michael Kopech, Birmingham Barons, Double-A
4. Luis Robert, DSL White Sox, Rookie
5. Blake Rutherford, Kannapolis Intimidators, Class-A
6. Reynaldo Lopez, Chicago White Sox, MLB
7. Lucas Giolito, Charlotte Knights, Triple-A
8. Dylan Cease, Kannapolis Intimidators, Class-A
9. Alec Hansen, Winston-Salem Dash, Class-A
10. Zack Collins, Birmingham Barons, Double-A