It's time to call up the reinforcements.
On Monday, The Chicago White Sox called up top catching prospect Zack Collins to help out behind the dish while Welington Castillo deals with an injury.
This is a step in the right direction, as it was about time that the South Siders started to use some of the talent that is just sitting around in their formidable pipeline. Let's take a look at three more prospects that Chicago could look to bring to the majors somet ime this year.
3. Danny Mendick
While Danny Mendick isn't the most elite guy the White Sox have in the lower levels, he has played solid baseball in his extended look at Triple-A. Through 64 games, Mendick has slashed .270/.365/.412 with 8 homers and 34 runs batted in to go with 14 stolen bases. What will allow him to get to the bigs is the fact that he's a utility infielder that can plug into a number of different roles. Should an injury occur, Mendick is likely on the shortlist to be called up for a solid look.
2. Luis Robert
While Chicago's top-ranked prospect is still in Double-A, that doesn't mean that he can't make the leap this season. Just last year, Juan Soto went straight to the Nationals from Double-A and never looked back. Luis Robert is looking like he's very close to being ready for the Show, as he's posted a .353 batting average with 12 homers, 44 runs batted in, and 18 stolen bases across time at high Class-A and Double-A this season. Should he continue to rake, Robert may force the Sox to find an opening in the outfield for him right next to Eloy Jimenez.
1. Dylan Cease
Dylan Cease is the pitching prospect that seemingly everyone has on their radar. While he has a 4.37 ERA in Triple-A this season, he's shown on plenty of occasions that he is ready to make the leap to the MLB. The White Sox own one of the worst team ERAs in baseball with a 4.99 despite Lucas Giolito emerging as an ace, which is further reason to give Cease a look at the big league level. Look for him to finally convince the Sox to give him a chance sometime in the second half of the season.