The White Sox have pounced on another former top prospect the Cubs have placed on waivers.
Earlier in the year, the Cubs let third baseman Mike Olt go and Sox GM Rick Hahn put a claim in on the slugger.
Now, it's Jacob Turner's turn to switch from the North Side to the South Side.
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The Sox were awarded Turner on Tuesday after he was placed on waivers. Turner, 24, did not pitch at all in 2015 after dealing with a strained right flexor tendon and right shoulder inflammation.
After being selected No. 9 in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, Turner found himself in the top 30 of most prospect rankings, including reaching as high as No. 15 in all of baseball according to MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus.
Turner pitched in eight games and started six for the Cubs in 2014, posting a 6.49 ERA over 34 2/3 innings. The Cubs acquired the right-hander in a trade with the Miami Marlins in 2014 for Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias.
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White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.
Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.
Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.
It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.
Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.
Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.
Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.