Are the 2015 White Sox Better Than the 2005 Squad?

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Feb 28, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia poses for a portrait during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2015: Avisail Garcia (ESPN Projections: .267 Avg./14 HR/54 RBI)

2005: Jermaine Dye: (2005 Stats: .274 Avg./31 HR/86 RBI)

There’s no question that Avisail Garcia is a player with potentially 5-plus tools, he just hasn’t proven it yet. There have certainly been flashes, and maybe things would be different if he hadn’t lost so much of last season to a torn labrum.

Jermaine Dye

(baseball-reference.com)

The fact is that the slash line World Series MVP Dye put up in ’05 is what Chicago hopes is Garcia’s ceiling. While I think Garcia will eventually develop into a player of that ilk, I think believing he could be that productive in ’15 is somewhat premature.

I love the upside Avisail Garcia offers, but if I could pencil in that type of production out of right field for the ’15 line up I would do it faster than Micah Johnson runs.

Edge: Jermaine Dye

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