JJ Stankevitz of Beer Leaguer on the unique composition of the 2011 Chicago White Sox:
Eight players on the White Sox’s current 25-man roster were listed in Baseball America’s top 100 prospects list prior to the 2005 season.
That seems like a hell of a statistical oddity. The eight > players: Carlos Quentin (No. 22), Edwin Jackson (No. 30), Gavin Floyd (No. 35), Phil Humber (No. 50), John Danks (No. 59), Sergio Santos (No. 61), Jesse Crain (No. 63) and Mark Teahen (No. 86). Lastings Milledge (No. 11) and Dallas McPherson (No. 12) have seen time with the White Sox this season as well.
That is pretty amazing. Most of these guys haven’t been with the Sox for very long, but with the exception of Danks and Crain, they had all pretty much been given up on by their original teams. A lot of this unrealized potential is what made the Sox so intriguing this year.