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White Sox to call up top prospect Yoan Moncada

Chicago White Sox' Yoan Moncada poses for White Sox to call up top prospect Yoan Moncada
Orlondo Matamoros | Julio 19, 2017, 13:49

From Jose Quintana's trade to the Cubs to the seven-player swap with the Yankees on Tuesday, the team's rebuilding has been put into high gear with the trade deadline 12 days away. Frazier hit.225 with 40 homers and 98 RBIs in 2016 and was hitting.207 with 16 homers and 44 RBIs this season entering Tuesday. He's capable of providing immediate value in standard mixed fantasy leagues.

Back then he was with the Boston Red Sox, where he actually made his major league debut towards the end of the 2016 season.

Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs wrote in a scouting report last September that Moncada has "tools so deafeningly loud that it may be a while before we hear the echoes of his historical significance".

"We made the determination that bundling these three players together was the best way to maximize our return on any transaction", said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager.

A key part of that White Sox future is set to arrive on Wednesday with Moncada certain to be slotted starting at second base against the Dodgers. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Rutherford, who bats left-handed and throws right-handed, is rated by MLB.com as the No. 3 prospect in the Yankees organization and No. 36 overall according to Baseball America's updated midseason rankings.

Hug watch was on, and Todd Frazier was hugging, though it was unknown whether the embraces were of the goodbye or motivational pregame variety. He joins infielder Yoán Moncada (1), outfielder Eloy Jiménez (8), right-hander Michael Kopech (11), outfielder Luis Robert (23), right-handers Lucas Giolito (28), Reynaldo López (36), Carson Fulmer (59) and Dylan Cease (63) and catcher Zack Collins (68) on the MLB.com Top 100 list. More names will be coming, too. He's joining quite the cast, too.

Robertson, once the Yankees' closer, is being paid $12 million this year and is due $13 million next season. "He's not a finished product". Right after that was announced, the White Sox gave out another piece of major news.