Aug 31, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo hits a single against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox have put together a solid roster for the most part the past couple years, but there is still the left field situation that needs to be addressed before the start of the 2015 season.
What player should the revamped White Sox pursue if they decide to part ways with current left fielder Dayan Viciedo?
Here are some of the names to talk about that could fill the position, including Viciedo.
Dayan Viciedo: While Viciedo is the incumbent, it is likely that he will be dealt. General Manager Rick Hahn has said that the Sox want to become more athletic, something that Viciedo is not. The return for Viciedo is hard to gauge at this time, however, young pitching is likely.
Last season, Viciedo batted .231 with 21 home runs and 58 RBIs. He also scored 65 runs.
Colby Rasmus: Rasmus is solid defensively, and is more athletic than Viciedo. However, he hits for a low average (.225 in ’14) and struggles with strike zone discipline (124 strikeouts in ’14). Rasmus might be an upgrade for the Sox, but the big concern would be the length and dollars of the contract.
Rasmus finished with 18 home runs last season and 40 RBIs in ’14.