Chicago White Sox: Five Observations From Week One

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There is plenty of talent on the bench.

As we saw this last week, Robin Ventura has a number of personnel options at his disposal in the dugout should he feel the need to switch things up. Reserve outfielder, J.B. Shuck, delivered the game winning RBI for the White Sox Saturday, and backup catcher, Geovany Soto, contributed a solo home run earlier in the same game. You can view Shuck’s game winner below.

Neither Shuck nor Soto is regular starting position player, but when their number was called, they answered. The White Sox currently have five bats on their bench including Soto, Shuck, Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonifacio, and Carlos Sanchez.

Four of those players have already contributed a base hit this season. Collectively, the bench batted .368 with an .895 OPS last week. It’s comforting to know the next man up is ready to contribute when needed.

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