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January 29, 2010

BaseballAmerica’s AL Central All-Decade Top 10 Prospects List


White Sox Top 1o prospects of the decade:

1. Mark Buehrle, lhp
2. Bobby Jenks, rhp
3. Jon Garland, rhp
4. Aaron Rowand, of
5. Joe Crede, 3b
6. Jon Rauch, rhp
7. Gordon Beckham, ss
8. Miguel Olivo, c
9. Kip Wells, rhp
10. Brandon McCarthy, rhp

November 2, 2009

Path to the Pros: Aaron Rowand

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 2, 2009 11:39 am


After being drafted, the 20-year-old Rowand jumped to Class A Hickory, where he hit. 342 with five homers and 32 RBIs in 61 games. The small sample size was enough for Chicago to promote Rowand to Class A Advanced Winston-Salem for the following season, where the outfielder got his first full year as a pro under his belt. Rowand responded accordingly, leading the Warthogs in doubles (37), homers (24) and RBIs (88), posting a .279 batting average in 133 games.

Given his impressive stats, it was little surprise when Rowand opened the 2000 season at Double-A, where he continued to churn out solid power numbers. In 139 games, Rowand slugged 20 homers and drove in 98 runs for Birmingham. … By spring 2001, the future National League All-Star looked primed to break through to the big leagues. After a solid Spring Training with the White Sox, Rowand was one of baseball’s top prospects in Triple-A Charlotte, lighting up International League pitching to the tune of a .526 slugging percentage. The 23-year-old hit 16 homers and drove in 48 runs in 62 games before the big leagues came calling. …

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