White Sox affiliates worth watching this season

CHICAGO- According to a secondary ticket broker, TickPick, the White Sox head into this season with an average ticket price sitting right around $30, the lowest in the MLB.

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photo courtesy trip advisor.com

While fans have every reason to rush to Guaranteed Rate Field this season seeing that tickets are so cheap, they may want to move their attention to the White Sox farm system.

Coming off their fourth-straight losing season and eight-straight year without a playoff appearance, the White Sox have turned to their prospects to be their saving grace.

These prospects will see the majority of their playing time this season as a part of one of Chicago’s minor league affiliates. After jumping from the No. 23 ranked farm system to the No. 5, the White Sox affiliates look to be contenders across all levels.

AAA Charlotte Knights 

The No. 1 protect in baseball, Yoan Moncada, will start his season playing second base for the Knights. Moncada has done well in Cactus League play, posting a .317/.391/.683 hitting line with 3 home runs and 13 RBI in 17 games.

AA Birmingham Barons 

20-year-old starting pitcher Michael Kopech and catcher Zack Collins are on schedule to see playing time with the Barons this summer. Kopech, who has the ability to throw a major-league worthy fastball, will stay in the minors for the season being that he’s so young and his secondary pitches need work.

A Winston-Salem Dash.

As the White Sox’s second round pick last year, 6-foot-7 starting pitcher Alec Hansen looks to continue his success through the three minor-league stops he made last year. Hansen was a combined 2-1 on starts with a 1.32 ERA for the Arizona League White Sox, Advanced Rookie Great Falls and low A Kannapolis.

Christian Gravius

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