Dec. 08, 2016
Chicago White Sox Added MLB's Top Two Prospects Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito
It took the Chicago White Sox two days to acquire the two best prospects in the MLB. In a trade that sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox they snagged the best position player possible among baseball’s elite future prospect, Yoan Moncada. Today, they sent Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals and managed to pull in Lucas Giolito, baseball’s best pitching prospect.
Perhaps it's just me but I really like the aggressiveness of the White Sox. The locker room culture has now completely changed and two of baseball's most promising players are a part of their future.
These two trades do mean the White Sox take a step back this season. However, the future looks a whole lot more promising.
Prior to these trades the White Sox had only two prospects in the top 100. Their best was Carson Fulmer. Now, after acquiring several top minor league players and a few with MLB experience, they have the number one (Moncada) and three (Giolito) prospects in baseball. Additionally, Michael Kopech, the 30th best prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, will join the farm system along with the rest of the names mentioned and Zack Collins.
Things are looking up for the White Sox in the near future. It won’t happen tomorrow or the next day. One day soon, they’ll surely give the Chicago Cubs a run for their money.