The Chicago White Sox have no plans to "rush" Yoan Moncada to the Major Leagues despite his success at Triple-A Charlotte.
Moncada can soon be promoted without losing a year of service time as well.
"He's shown a fair amount of progress in each of those areas that we've asked of him," Rick Hahn said. "That said, we want to see that over an extended period of time. It's awfully important to not lose sight of the fact this is a 21-year-old player, one who was not playing two years ago as of right now. It's a guy who has fewer than 325 or so plate appearances above A-ball.
"So we think the world of his talent and future and we think he is responding to the challenges we put ahead of him, but we're not going to rush this."
Moncada has shown a reduced strikeout rate and defensive improvement.
"We think the world of his talent and future and we think he is responding to the challenges we put ahead of him, but we're not going to rush this," Hahn said. "As satisfying as it may be for all of us to see him out there even tonight at the big league level because it gives you that shot in the arm and shows there is progress in the rebuild, it's not in the long term interest of Yoan Moncada or the club. He'll be here when he answers all the questions we have for him with the developmental standpoint at the minor league level. He's done a good job, but there is a benefit to letting him answer all of those and continue the repetitions at that level until that next stage takes place at this level."