06-17-2002, 12:17 AM
Joe Crede, 3B, White Sox. He flopped in his big-league debut last season, but so have many others who have gone on to become excellent major leaguers. Crede's cred as a blue-chip prospect took a hit, but his numbers at Triple-A Charlotte this season -- .327-13-38 with a 31-19 K/BB ratio through 56 games -- indicate he still has promise. If he keeps hitting don't be surprised if the Sox do some shuffling to accommodate him.