21-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago White Sox
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Basabe changed colors in the offseason, going from the Red Sox to the White Sox in the Chris Sale deal. As a 19-year-old in the Low-A South Atlantic League, he held his own in his first year at a full...
Basabe, 20, is hitting just .215/.327/.307 with three home runs, 16 RBI and 11 steals through 62 games for High-A Winston-Salem.
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Luis Alexander Basabe: Minor League Games Played By Position
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Chicago White Sox Roster
MajorsAbreu, Jose (1B)
AAAAsche, Cody (OF)
AAAdams, Spencer (P)
A+Basabe, Luis Alexander (OF)
AAdolfo, Micker (OF)
RookieAlfaro, Jhoandro (C)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Basabe, 18, signed as an international free agent in 2012, and got his first action above rookie ball in 2015, slashing .243/.340/.401 in 256 plate appearances for the short-season Lowell in the New York-Penn League. He's a switch-hitting, athletic center fielder with projectable tools, but he is still quite raw. An aggressive approach leads to a lot of swing-and-miss, but he complements that with a good walk rate and he should improve his pitch recognition as he gains more experience. At 6-foot and 170 pounds, Basabe still has some filling out to do, which will lead to more power, which is intriguing considering he was already able to hit seven homers for the Spinners. He also boasts plus speed, having swiped a team-leading 15 bags last season. Defensively, he's got good range and showed off his above-average arm, throwing out eight baserunners from the outfield. There is a lot of risk and lead time involved with owning Basabe in dynasty leagues, but it is a worthwhile bet on tools in leagues where more than 200 prospects are rostered.