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White Sox to Promote Colson Montgomery to Winston-Salem

by Jordan Lazowski

There have been some recent shifts on the farm for the White Sox that started with Lenyn Sosa’s promotion to the big leagues all the way from AA Birmingham yesterday. Today, the White Sox continue to move some of their top performers, as last year’s first-round draft pick Colson Montgomery has been promoted from Low-A Kannapolis to High-A Winston-Salem during his first full season in professional baseball.

Montgomery was drafted 22nd overall by the White Sox in 2021 out of Southridge High School in Indiana. Montgomery has been on a recent surge and has currently reached base in 32 consecutive games for the Cannon Ballers. On the season, he is hitting .327/.430/.485 with four home runs, 31 runs batted in, a .427 wOBA, and a 158 wRC+. He is walking 13% of the time while striking out just 20.5% of the time – both impressive numbers for a player his age.

Over the winter, MLB Pipeline rated Montgomery as the #1 prospect in the White Sox organization, and had this to say about his makeup:

Because he’s a 6-foot-4 lefty-hitting shortstop with impressive hitting ability and raw power, Montgomery draws repeated comparisons to Corey Seager. He has a smooth stroke and provided consistent contact in the ACL, where he made good swing decisions and focused on using the entire field rather than trying to do too much at the plate. He has the bat-to-ball skills, strength and bat speed to produce 25 or more homers per season as he learns to more consistently turn on pitches and launch them in the air. 

The 20-year-old will join Bryan Ramos and Oscar Colas as some of the other top-rated White Sox prospects in the Winston-Salem Dash lineup. The three players are likely to hit in the middle of the lineup together on a consistent basis, making Dash games a must-see event for those with a MiLB TV subscription.

The White Sox likely have some more promotions to make, but many of these will likely be held off until closer to the July draft. As new names begin to filter into the organization, players will need to move up/down to accommodate the additional players.

For now, it will be exciting to watch Montgomery take the next step in Winston-Salem. If all goes well, at this rate, Montgomery could see some time in AA Birmingham as soon as the 2023 season. A quick riser through the system would be a welcome sight for the White Sox.

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