Catcher has been a revolving door for the Chicago White Sox for what seems like ever, especially since AJ Pierzynski left town.
Those backstop issues could be a thing of the past now that Zack Collins is in town, as the White Sox have reportedly promoted the former Miami Hurricane to the big leagues following an impressive start at Triple-A Charlotte.
SLATER SCOOP: White Sox are calling up first-round pick, former Canes catcher Zack Collins.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) June 16, 2019
This move comes after starter Wellington Castillo was placed on the IL.
Selected 10th overall in the 2014 draft, Collins always had game-changing power, but fell out of favor with some after two poor seasons with the Double-A team in Birmingham, in which he only hit .235.
After making some adjustments, Collins has hit his stride in Triple-A, slashing .258 with nine home runs and 38 RBIs. He has walked 35 times in 48 games, a testament to his improving plate discipline.
With Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Michael Kopech already up, the wave of super-talented White Sox prospects isn't done just yet, as Collins, Dylan Cease, Nick Madrigal and Blake Rutherford still need to make their presence felt at the big league level.