White Sox midseason awards: A few diamonds in the rough
Apr 18, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (23) and designated hitter Jose Abreu (79) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Chicago won 12-3. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox have had a disappointing season thus far and currently sit in last place in the American League Central. Despite winning nine of their last 12 games before the all-star break, there isn’t much good to be said from an individual perspective.
The everyday lineup of this team from top to bottom is filled with hitters who have underperformed. As a result, the White Sox are last in the AL in runs, hits, home runs and extra base hits. They are in the bottom five in average, walks and stolen bases.
According to FanGraphs, they are the only team in baseball with a negative WAR (-3.7).
Their pitching staff has been strong as of late but also rank in the lower half of the league in almost every major statistical category.
Even with this White Sox team not getting it done overall, it is not to say there isn’t anyone on the roster playing well.
Here are your midseason awards.
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