Scouting the Chicago White Sox System: an In Depth Analysis

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We’re coming up on t-minus two weeks until the MLB trade deadline. Time to think about the future direction of the Chicago White Sox. And that includes minor league prospects, who could be dealt if the Sox are indeed buyers at the end of the month. Director of Amateur Scouting Doug Laumann knows as much as anyone about the Sox prospects currently being developed.

Since assuming the leadership role in 2008, his first round picks have been Gordon Beckham (2009), Jared Mitchell (2008) and Chris Sale (2010). Like Meatloaf sang “two out of three ain’t bad,” and 2/3 are contributing on the Sox roster already today. And if not for Mitchell’s knee injury, it could be 3/3.

The questions have been summated, and some of Laumann’s responses were paraphrased in the interests of brevity.

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