The White Sox rebuild is in full swing. While it might still be a year or two before the big league team is expected to start competing for championships, the minor leagues are stocked with highly touted talent fans will be eagerly following in 2018. With that in mind, it's time to Meet the Prospects and get to know the future of the South Side.
Cordell, the 25-year-old outfielder, is on his third organization as a minor leaguer.
A California native, Cordell came over in the trade that sent relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak to the Milwaukee Brewers last summer. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2013 before ending up in Wisconsin last year.
Cordell played at the Triple-A level last season for Colorado Springs, slashing .284/.349/.506 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs in just 68 games. He's also shown some versatility in the field. Cordell appeared in 29 games as a right fielder, 15 as a left fielder, 12 as a third baseman, 10 as a center fielder and six as a designated hitter. He didn't play after being acquired by the White Sox.
As of their most recent rankings, MLB Pipeline had Cordell rated as the No. 16 prospect in the White Sox organization.
Get to know Cordell in the video above.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
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The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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