The Chicago White Sox have some decent fantasy baseball prospects. Led by last season's breakout almost AL HR leader Carlos Quentin, one can find some nice power in the White Sox line-up. Coming in as the third best White Sox fantasy player is 35-year old OF Jermaine Dye.
Compare him to the aforementioned Qunetin, and one can't help conclude that Dye is a fairly even substitute for the 37th player taken. Dye is going 50 picks later. Or I as like to view it - Matt Kemp, Joe Mauer, Chris Davis and Roy Oswalt later.
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|2008 - Jermaine Dye||154||590||96||172||41||2||34||96||44||104||3||2||.292||.344||.541|
Second is 2B Alexie Ramirez. With 16 appearance at SS in 2008, he even qualifies there for many 2009 drafts already. Regardless of his initial SS eligibility, Alexei offers 20+ HRs and 10+ SB from the middle infield. This is enough to have him going as high as the 3rd round in some mock drafts.
Rounding out the top five are starting pitchers John Danks and Gavin Floyd. Both are one-season wonders. However, each offers something worth a fantasy player's dime.
Danks offers 150+ Ks to go with good ratios and a league average BABIP, and Floyd offers the hope that last season's June, August and September is a real demonstration of what is to come in 2009 for strikeouts despite a scary BABIP.