Jim Callis

Where the White Sox top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the White Sox top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the White Sox top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Carlos Rodon -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
2. Tim Anderson -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
3. Francelis Montas -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
4. Spencer Adams -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
5. Micah Johnson -- Chicago White Sox (MLB)
6. Micker Adolfo -- Extended spring training
7. Tyler Danish -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
8. Trey Michalczewski -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
9. Courtney Hawkins -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
10. Carlos Sanchez -- Chicago White Sox (MLB)
11. Matt Davidson -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
12. Nolan Sanburn -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
13. Chris Beck -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
14. Cleuluis Rondon -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
15. Jacob May -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
16. Jace Fry -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
17. Thaddius Lowry -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
18. Tyler Saladino -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
19. Trayce Thompson -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
20. Adam Engel -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
21. Onelki Garcia -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
22. Brandon Brennan -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv) -- DL
23. Luis Martinez -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
24. David Trexler -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
25. Jake Peter -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
26. Jhoandro Alfaro -- Extended spring training
27. Kevan Smith -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
28. Jordan Guerrero -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
29. Keon Barnum -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
30. Michael Ynoa -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

Team to watch
Of the White Sox' 12 best prospects who will start 2015 on full-season Minor League clubs, half of them will play for the Double-A Birmingham Barons. Shortstop Tim Anderson, an Alabama native, and right-hander Francelis Montas highlight that contingent, which also includes righties Tyler Danish and Nolan Sanburn and outfielders Courtney Hawkins and Jacob May.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Charlotte Knights
Birmingham Barons
Winston-Salem Dash

New faces
Three relievers will throw their first pitch for the White Sox this April: Sanburn (acquired from the Athletics in August for Adam Dunn), left-hander Onelki Garcia (claimed off waivers from the Dodgers in November) and right-hander Michael Ynoa (part of the Jeff Samardzija trade with Oakland in December). Catcher Jhoandro Alfaro, signed for $750,000 out of Colombia last July, will make his pro debut in Rookie ball this summer.

Jim Callis is a reporter for and writes a blog, Callis' Corner. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.