White Sox prospect Sanchez excels in Winter ball

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White Sox infield prospect Carlos Sanchez has been named the Rookie of the Year for the Venezuelan Winter League.

Sanchez, a switch-hitting middle infielder, played in 58 games with Tiburones de La Guaira, batting .358 with 10 doubles, four triples, a home run over 221 at-bats. He had 31 RBI, 48 runs scored, a .428 on-base percentage and 30 walks.

Considered one of the Sox’ top prospects after he batted .321 between three minor-league levels in 2012, Sanchez batted .241 for AAA Charlotte in 2013 and fell out of Baseball America’s ranking of the Sox’ top ten prospects.

Here is Baseball America’s list:

1. Jose Abreu, 1b

2. Erik Johnson, rhp

3. Tim Anderson, ss

4. Matt Davidson, 3b

5. Marcus Semien, 2b/3b

6. Micah Johnson, 2b

7. Courtney Hawkins, of

8. Trayce Thompson, of

9. Chris Beck, rhp

10. Jacob May, of

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