Will Dayan Viciedo be traded by the White Sox?
Jul 24, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo (24) fields a ball hit by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
With the MLB trade deadline nearing closer and closer each day, one trade rumor that could turn into a reality is the Chicago White Sox trading Dayan Viciedo.
Viciedo has drawn interest from the San Francisco Giants and the Seattle Mariners, two teams who have postseason aspirations they can achieve, and a player they could use the services of is Viciedo.
For the White Sox outfielder, his past 10 games have been unproductive. From July 10-24, Viciedo is batting .116 with five hits, four runs and two RBIs in 43 at-bats. He has drawn just one walk and has struck out 14 times in that span.
This season, Viciedo is batting .233 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs.
I don’t believe Viciedo will bring a lot in a trade with those numbers, but a lot of teams could use the pop in his bat when he actually hits the baseball.
Plus, it would be a good move to give another outfielder in the minors a shot at proving themselves at the MLB level.
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Viciedo is a career .256 hitter in the majors with a .301 on-base percentage. In ’14, Viciedo has an on-base percentage of .283.
Basically, in a number of categories this season, Viciedo is below his career average, as he’s played in 98 games thus far.
Another team interested in Viciedo are the Kansas City Royals.
I don’t think it will hurt the White Sox at all if they were to trade the right-handed batter; in fact, I can see him being the one player the White Sox do part with at the trade deadline.