Prospect Perspectives

Don't sweat the stats, James Beard flashes a variety of positive aspects to his game

When the White Sox selected James Beard in the 4th round (110th overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft, the initial information shared about him was in regards to his elite speed. Elite to the point where he was rated as the fastest player in all of the 2019 draft class. Aside from that, there wasn’t …

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Prospect Perspective: Micker Adolfo on Ups and Downs

***The following article was written by Micker Adolfo, an outfield prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, as a guest of FutureSox. This is part of our Prospect Perspective series: articles written by the players themselves, ongoing since 2014. In this article, Micker takes us through his injury, setbacks and recovery from Tommy John surgery, as well …

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Prospect Perspective: Sam Abbott's quick turn from water polo to baseball

***The following article was written by Sammy Abbott, a first base prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, as a guest of FutureSox. This is part of our Prospect Perspective series: articles written by the players themselves, ongoing since 2014. In this article, Sam walks us through the unusual fork in the road he hit in his …

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Prospect Perspective: Matt Cooper, from Pitcher to Parent

***The following article was written by Matt Cooper, a pitching prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, as a guest of FutureSox. This is part of our ongoing Prospect Perspective series: articles written by the players themselves. Matt was faced with a tough decision during the 2017 season, one which required choosing one dream over another. …

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Prospect Perspective: Louie Lechich on transitioning to pitching

***The following article was written by Louie Lechich, a prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, as a guest of FutureSox. This is part of our ongoing Prospect Perspective series: articles written by the players themselves. Louie has recently transitioned from the outfield to the pitcher’s mound – a process unusual but not unheard of …

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Prospect Perspective: Blake Hickman checks in from his rehab and offseason

This article is a chapter in a journal series written by White Sox pitching prospect, Blake Hickman. Drafted in the seventh round in 2015, Hickman had Tommy John surgery not long after being drafted. He is a native of Chicago, and a product of famed Simeon High School and the White Sox ACE program. This latest …

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Prospect Perspective: Brandon Agar on preparing for a first pro offseason

***The following article was written by Brandon Agar, a pitching prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, as a guest of FutureSox. This is part of our ongoing Prospect Perspective series: articles written by the players themselves. Brandon gives us a lens into what a player’s first offseason as a professional ballplayer looks and feels like. We …

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Prospect Perspective: Tim Anderson on his history, opportunity and motivation

***The following article was written by Tim Anderson, a shortstop and the current top prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, as a guest of Future Sox. This is part of our ongoing Prospect Perspective series: articles written by the players themselves. Tim’s path to professional baseball was anything but commonplace. His appreciation of the unique …

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