As the opening day approaches, the White Sox will offer additional players to their other side. There are currently 43 players in the big league summer camp with the South Siders, and they will have to reduce this number to 30 by the time the game opens.
Today’s list of additions contains several notable names, including 2020’s first pick Garrett Crochet, which the Sox selected 13th at the University of Tennessee. Farm manager Chris Getz does not rule out the possibility that Crochet will make his MLB debut this year, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score tweets.
Getz also shared another recent White Sox first-round pick with Zack Burdi, who won 26th in 2016, stating (via Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times): “We hope to build how he finished the major leagues camp. It is the best we have seen in a while. His last two outings have been very encouraging. It is a special arm. ”
Significant injuries prevented pitcher Burdi from realizing his potential or even reaching the bigs since the White Sox drafted him. He had Tommy John surgery in 2017, barely the following year, and then succumbed to a ligament tear in the kneecap last season. Burdi is still a well-regarded prospect of relief, however, and may have a chance to factor in the Chicago bullpen this season.