2009 Postseason Top 25 Prospects

The minor league season is over after a dreadful 1-10 combined
playoff record from four White Sox affiliates. With that, it’s time to
kick off our season in review coverage with our Postseason Top 25
Prospects.

 

Per usual, we had a combination of eight FutureSox writers
and people who follow the Sox minor league system from our sister site,
Soxtalk.com, pool their ballots like an AP Poll. As a result, the
rankings are a combination of each of our rankings and don’t reflect any
of our individual opinions.

 

The previous rank is in reference to our Midseason
Top 25
.


Player profiles are linked in the player’s name if the player has one.
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1. Tyler
Flowers
, C, White Sox
Previous: 1st

 

2. Dan Hudson,
RH SP, White Sox
Previous: 4th

 

3. Dayan
Viciedo
, 3B, AA Birmingham
Previous: 2nd

 

4. Jordan
Danks
, CF, AA Birmingham
Previous: 3rd

 

5. C.J.
Retherford
, 2B/3B, AA Birmingham
Previous: 11th

 

6. Jared
Mitchell
, OF, Low-A Kannapolis
Previous: 5th

 

7. Brent
Morel
, 3B, High-A Winston-Salem
Previous: 17th

 

8. Charlie
Shirek
, RH SP, AA Birmingham
Previous: 10th

 

9. Trayce
Thompson
, OF, Rookie Great Falls
Previous: Not yet signed (He would have been 13th if he had)

 

10. Josh
Phegley
, C, Low-A Kannapolis
Previous: 8th

 

11. Carlos
Torres
, RH SP, White Sox
Previous: 14th

 

12. Jhonny
Nunez
, RH RP, White Sox
Previous: 25th

 

13. John Ely,
RH SP, AA Birmingham
Previous: 19th

 

14. Christian
Marrero
, OF/1B, AA Birmingham
Previous: UR

 

15. John
Shelby III
, OF, AA Birmingham
Previous: 7th

 

16. Stefan Gartrell, OF, AAA Charlotte
Previous: 23rd

 

17. Nathan
Jones
, RH RP, High-A Winston-Salem
Previous: 12th

 

18. Charlie Leesman, LH SP, Low-A Kannapolis
Previous: 20th

 

19. Kyle
Bellamy
, RH RP, Low-A Kannapolis
Previous: UR

 

20. Lucas
Harrell
, RH SP, AAA Charlotte
Previous: 15th

 

21. Stephen
Sauer
, RH SP, Low-A Kannapolis
Previous: 23rd

 

22. Jon Link,
RH RP, AAA Charlotte
Previous: 13th

 

23. Steven
Upchurch
, RH SP, Rookie Bristol
Previous: 16th

 

24. Brandon Hynick, RH SP, AAA Charlotte
Previous: Not yet in system

 

25. Clevelan Santeliz, RH RP, AA Birmingham
Previous: UR