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Where the White Sox Top 30 Prospects are starting season

Where the White Sox Top 30 Prospects are starting season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the White Sox' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Carson Fulmer -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
2. Tim Anderson -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
3. Spencer Adams -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
4. Adam Engel -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
5. Trey Michalczewski -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
6. Jordan Guerrero -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
7. Jacob May -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
8. Micker Adolfo -- Extended spring camp
9. Courtney Hawkins -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
10. Corey Zangari -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
11. Tyler Danish -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
12. Brian Clark -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
13. Jordan Stephens -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
14. Chris Beck -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
15. Jhoandro Alfaro -- Extended spring camp
16. Johan Cruz -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
17. Franklin Reyes -- Extended spring camp
18. Amado Nunez -- Extended spring camp
19. Jake Peter -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
20. Brandon Brennan -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
21. Thad Lowry -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
22. Robinson Leyer -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
23. Blake Hickman -- Extended spring camp
24. Jace Fry -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv) -- DL
25. Eddy Alvarez -- Birmingham Barons (AA)
26. Danny Dopico -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)
27. Jason Coats -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
28. Matt Davidson -- Charlotte Knights (AAA)
29. Luis Martinez -- Kannapolis Intimidators (A)
30. Andre Wheeler -- Winston-Salem Dash (A Adv)

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Team to watch
Double-A Birmingham features seven of the White Sox' top 12 prospects: right-handers Carson Fulmer and Tyler Danish, outfielders Adam Engel and Courtney Hawkins, third baseman Trey Michalczewski and lefties Jordan Guerrero and Brian Clark. The Barons also have one of the best stories in the Minors in shortstop Eddy Alvarez, who won a silver medal in speed skating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

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

New faces
Slugging outfielder Franklin Reyes will make his pro debut this summer in the Rookie-level Arizona League after signing for $1.5 million out of the Dominican Republic last July.

On the shelf
Right-hander Blake Hickman also could make his pro debut this summer, though he's currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is in extended spring camp. Lefty Jace Fry is on high Class A Winston-Salem's disabled list after he had his elbow reconstructed for the second time last June.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.