White Sox prospect Short ruled out for 2012

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White Sox prospect Short ruled out for 2012

Brandon Short suffered a dislocated left shoulder and torn labrum Thursday after an unsuccessful attempt to catch a deep drive against the Texas Rangers.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the outfielder will undergo surgery and will miss the entirety of his age-23 season.

After a promising 2010 that saw Short post a .365 OBP in Single-A Winston-Salem, Short struggled with Double-A Birmingham, compiling just a .318 OBP. His success at Single-A may have been fueled by some luck, though, as his BABIP sat at a pretty unsustainable .372 with the Dash. That number fell to a more neutral .317 with Birmingham, and his walk rate didn't improve much (5 to 6 percent), leading to his lower on-base percentage.

Short ranked as high as No. 9 on major White Sox prospect lists, although he didn't crack John Sickels' top 20 or Baseball America's top 10.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Searching for the truth about Luis Robert with Keith Law and Jesse Sanchez

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Searching for the truth about Luis Robert with Keith Law and Jesse Sanchez

With the White Sox expected to sign highly coveted Cuban prospect Luis Robert, there are many questions left unanswered about him: how good or great can he be? How do we even pronounce his last name? There have been various opinions to both.

In the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey interview ESPN senior baseball writer Keith Law and MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez whose reporting on Robert have unveiled two different projections about the 19-year-old outfielder.

A high ranking scouting director told Sanchez that Robert "is the best player on the planet." Scouts who have spoken to Law question Robert's hitting and Law passionately defends his sources on the podcast. 

Later, Chuck and Ryan answer questions from Facebook Live about what prospects Sox fans are most excited to see play in a Sox uniform.

Listen to the latest White Sox Talk Podcast right here:

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Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs both drop series openers

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