The White Sox have sent out 20 invites for spring training and many top White Sox prospects have been invited. The headliner though is outfielder Luis Robert. Robert is one of the White Sox best prospects and has the potential to be a five-tool player in the future. As the White Sox look to compete in a relatively lackluster division compared to recent years, spring training this year could be crucial.
White Sox Spring Training Invites
In addition to Luis Robert, another top prospect Nick Madrigal has also received an invite. Madrigal produced a slash line of .303/.353/.348 with 16 RBIs and only 5 strikeouts in 173 plate appearances. Madrigal is the best contact hitter from last years draft so fans should be excited to see how he performs in spring training.
The White Sox have also agreed to minor league deals with six players who have also received an invite to spring training. Randall Delgado, Evan Marshall and Donn Roach are all right-handed pitchers that have gotten contracts. Of the three, Randall Delgado has the best chance of making the major league roster, but it is fairly unlikely.
The three infielders the Sox agreed to a contract with are Ryan Goins, DJ Peterson and Matt Skole. Sox fans may remember Matt Skole from last season as he made his major league debut with the White Sox. He played in four games and hit .273 with one home run.
Some of the other 12 players are more notable. The White Sox sent invites to Jimmy Lambert, Zach Thompson, Bernando Flores, Jordan Guerrero, Colton Turner, Zack Collins, Alfredo Gonzalez, Nate Nolan, Danny Mendick, Luis Gonzalez, Blake Rutherford and Charlie Tilson.
February 13 is the day pitchers and catchers report and the first full team workout is February 18. The first game is on February 23 as it is a split squad with games against the Dodgers in Glendale and the Athletics in Mesa.
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