White Sox near bottom in organizational rankings

White Sox near bottom in organizational rankings
October 29, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Chicago is getting plenty of love when it comes to farm-system strength.

Unfortunately for the White Sox, all that love is directed at the team on the North Side of town.

Baseball America took a look at some of the top prospects in organizations across baseball and calculated some organizational rankings based on those players who are rapidly approaching the major league level. The White Sox ranked No. 24 out of 30 teams.

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That's not to say the Sox don't have young home-grown players ready to make an impact with the big league club. Position players Avisail Garcia and Marcus Semien both rank near the top of Baseball America's evaluations for the South Siders, and they were making significant contributions for the Sox in September and earlier in the case of Garcia.

In addition to Garcia and Semien, the publication mentioned pitcher Erik Johnson, infielder Carlos Sanchez and outfielder Courtney Hawkins as other highly ranked Sox prospects.

This batch of rankings build off the initial set for the 2013 season, released during spring training in March. The publication will release its next official set around the same time in 2014.

But for now, Baseball America isn't thinking too highly of the Sox farm system.