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White Sox could land another top 50 prospect in trade with Yankees

White Sox could land another top 50 prospect in trade with Yankees

The White Sox farm system appears set to get another high profile prospect in the team's rebuild.

A trade sending Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees seems imminent with reports saying the deal will be announced following the conclusion of Tuesday's White Sox game against the Dodgers.

Bob Nightengale first reported that 20-year-old outfielder Blake Rutherford, the Yankees' 2016 first-round pick, would be the top prospect heading back to the White Sox. CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes has confirmed this.

Rutherford is ranked No. 3 in the Yankees' system and No. 30 overall by MLBPipeline.com and No. 36 overall by Baseball America. He is hitting .281 with two home runs, 25 walks and 55 strikeouts in 274 at-bats for Charleston in the Low-A South Atlantic League. He has a .342 on-base percentage and a .391 slugging percentage.

Ian Clarkin, another first-round pick from 2013, is reportedly also a part of the deal. Clarkin, 22, is ranked No. 19 in the Yankees system by MLB Pipeline. The left-handed pitcher is currently on the High-A Tampa Yankees. He has a 2.62 ERA in 75 2/3 innings with 58 strikeouts and 25 walks.

Another surprise part of the deal is that the White Sox might be receiving Typer Clippard in the deal as well.

If Clippard comes to the White Sox, it would be mostly as a cost-offsetting move for the Yankees, who will be taking on the rest of Robertson's $12 million for this year and $13 million next year. Clippard is a free agent after this season.

News is moving fast on this one. Stay with CSNChicago.com for the latest updates on this pending move.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert?  Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike?  What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.

If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here 

Listen to the full Part 2 of 'Ask Us Anything' at this link or in the embedded player below: 

 

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

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.