White Sox To Give Top Prospect Chance To Win Starting Outfield Role

He's earned it.

Speaking Saturday in a radio interview with 670 The Score, Chicago White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said that top prospect Oscar Colas will be given every opportunity this spring to win the team's starting job in right field.

Colas signed on with the White Sox as an international free agent last offseason and tore it up in the minors last season, slashing .314/.371/.524, with 23 home runs, 79 RBIs, three stolen bases and 81 runs scored over 117 games. 

The twenty-four-year-old's development has been rapid, as he moved up three different levels of the minors last season, finishing the year in Triple-A.

Colas will be competing with Gavin Sheets, Victor Reyes, Leury Garcia and Jake Marisnick for the starting right field job this spring.

There's a good chance he makes the Opening Day roster. He's the White Sox's No. 2 ranked prospect.
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