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Chicago White Sox: Potential September Roster Additions

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Jul 13, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes (10) runs to second base as Chicago White Sox shortstop Carlos Sanchez (77) leaps in the air after a fielding error in the second inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

3 .Carlos Sanchez (SS/2B)
Sanchez is known for his glove, but could be a solid line drive hitter in his career. His fielding percentage in six seasons is .973, which could improve with time.

Sanchez already has been to the majors this year, albeit for a short time. Sanchez has limited power, given the fact that he has only hit nine home runs in his entire career, with six of them coming this season.

Could he be an 8-10 home run a year player?

Possible, but remember this season he plays he home games at Charlotte, which is a home run hitters park. Sanchez has improved his batting average this year from .241 to .301, as well as topping his numbers in many offensive categories.

4.Andy Wilkins (1B)
Wilkins has shown some power in his minor league career before, but has taken it to a whole different level in 2014.

Wilkins already has 28 home runs, more than any other year in his minor league career. One area he needs to get better at his drawing walks, considering he only has 31 total.

Could Wilkins be a great hitter in the majors? While he would have power, and also is hitting for a high average (.298) you have to remember that he is in the minors.

When he learns how to take his walks, strike out less (408 K’s total since 2010) he could be a solid big leaguer.

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5.Marcus Semien (INF/OF)
Semien is similar to Sanchez, in the fact that he has already been to the big club in 2014. Semien did spend more time in the majors than Sanchez (over a month) and did have some promising results.

For a guy who can play the middle infield, he has shown some power (19 home runs in 2013) and has hit in the clutch for the White Sox. His big question will be can he make enough contact at the big league level?

In 64 games, Semien has struck out 79 times. For a player that doesn’t have 35-plus home run per year power, that kind of a strikeout rate is not going to cut it. Semien at the worst could be a solid utility player, and at best can be an above average starter.

Looking at these players, the White Sox  have some talent coming through their system.

More is on the way, however it won’t be ready in time for a September call-up.

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