MLB Pipeline has released its latest list of top 100 prospects, and the White Sox have two players on the list.
Infielder Colson Montgomery (#38) and outfielder Oscar Colas (#85) are the representative pair of the organization. This comes after the two players ranked similarly on his American Top 100 list in baseball just a week before him.
This news will be very welcome for the White Sox, who are shut out of the MLB Pipeline’s preseason top 100 in 2022. However, compared to other teams in AL Central, Chicago sits in the bottom half. .
- Guardian (7)
- Twins (3)
- Tigers (3)
- White Sox (2)
- Royals (1)
Coming back to Montgomery and Chorus, here are the scout reports for each player in the MLB pipeline:
Colson Montgomery (SS)
tool: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Execution: 50 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55
“One of the better two-sport athletes in the 2021 Draft, Montgomery set a basketball career record at Southridge High School (Huntingburg, Indiana) after leading the Raiders to their first state 3-A. He was named the Indiana High School Male Athlete for the Baseball Championship.Indiana offered him a baseball scholarship and the opportunity to join the basketball team, but after the White Sox selected him 22nd overall, He signed for $3,027,000.As a 6.4-foot left-handed shortstop, he is repeatedly compared to Corey Seager for his offensive advantage.”
“Montgomery has impressed evaluators with his ability to make high-level swing decisions for youngsters by rarely driving the ball out of the strike zone, dropping difficult offerings and pounding what he should do. Early in his professional career, he focused on controlling the zone, using the entire field, and making consistent hard contacts. , with its throwable strength and leverage, he should at least provide solid power once he starts launching more balls into the air.”
“It’s natural to wonder if a big shortstop with average speed can stay in that position when his physique matures and slows down a bit, but the White Sox have Montgomery. His fast first step and athleticism allow him to reach the ball, and his solid arm strength allows him to complete plays. Overcome similar doubts, and even if Montgomery shifts into the hot corner, his bat should make him a star.”
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Montgomery is likely to start next year’s 21-year-old season at Double-A Birmingham. hit the 146/.192/.292 in 52 plate appearances for the season at Birmingham. If all goes well in the minor leagues, there’s no denying that Montgomery could be in the big leagues by the end of the 2024 season. this year.
Oscar Chorus (OF)
tool: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Execution: 45 | | | Arm: 65 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55
“For three years, Chorus split time between Cuban Series Nacional and Japan’s Minor Western League, and had seven coffee games with Japan’s big league, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Due to the controversy over him, he was granted free agency in December 2020, opting to wait until the next signing period to ensure the White Sox had enough money in the international pool, earning a $2.7 million bonus. January 2022. Another potential Cuban star in the organization, he batted .314/.371/.524 with 23 home runs in his American debut, going from high-A to triple-A. I was impressed with how I got better with each level as I climbed to .”
“Chorus is an aggressive hitter who combines his quick left-handed strokes with impressive strength to produce well-above-average raw power and directs most of his home run pops to the pull side. Using the entire field, toning down his approach with two strikes, and showing adaptability even against left-handers, he doesn’t worry about power in those situations, he just works his hands and 362 against southpaws last year.
He moves well for a 6-foot-1-inch, 220-pounder, but his speed is very low and he needs to keep up his conditioning to keep it up. Although he spent most of his first season in the United States in center field, he is destined to be a right fielder with average range and a well above average arm. Hyped as “Cuba’s Ohtani” before signing with Chicago, he pitched briefly in Cuba and Japan, displaying a fastball reaching 95 mph.
via the MLB pipeline
Coras, meanwhile, looks poised to open the 2023 season as the White Sox’ starting right fielder. He had a very strong year offensively and defensively in all of his High A’s, Double A’s and Triple A’s, posting .314/.371/.524 combined with 23 home runs.He doesn’t have much left to prove in the minor leagues and is likely to get the majority of his playing time on the South Side in 2023.
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