Chicago White Sox select eight prospects for Arizona Fall League

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox prospects Courtney Hawkins and Keon Barnum headline a list of eight players from the club's system who will participate in this year's Arizona Fall League.

Hawkins is the only White Sox outfield prospect that will participate in the high-profile offseason league, while three infielders were named: Barnum, Nicky Delmonico and Jake Peter. Barnum will be reduced to the taxi squad and be eligible for games only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The four White Sox pitching prospects that will be headed to Arizona after the season are Brandon Brennan, Robinson Leyer, Peter Tago and J.B. Wendelken. All four pitchers are right-handed.

Hawkins was the White Sox first-round pick in the 2012 draft and was the 13 player selected overall. He has played 78 games at Double-A Birmingham, batting .243 with a .410 slugging percentage, hitting nine home runs with 41 RBIs over 330 at-bats.

Barnum, the 48th overall pick in the 2012 draft, has played in 98 games at Single-A Winston-Salem, batting .249 with a .381 slugging percentage, while hitting eight home runs with 64 RBIs.

All White Sox players will play for the Glendale Desert Dogs, along with prospects from the Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.