The offense this past season was not frightening but was not the worst. Aside from the first spots in the batting order, opposing pitching did not have much trouble going through the rest of the lineup.
The first half of the lineup was consistent and hit well for most of the season. The beginning of the batting order mostly consisted of leadoff man Adam Eaton, now with Washington, Tim Anderson entering his second year after a productive rookie season, Melky Cabrera, with almost no rumors surrounding the Dominican outfielder, with Todd Frazier and Jose Abreu who both signed one year deals. The other half of the lineup had many different pieces that manager Robin Ventura had to experiment with, but the Sox ultimately struggled to find dependable offensive options at the back of the lineup, which is usually the case in most batting orders.
The key goal is to improve. The White Sox had a lackluster year at the plate and a few different players like Moncada and Tilson being added to lineup can definitely boost the offensive production.
Another goal is finding out which players can fill the gaps the offense will desperately need this season. Who will be the leadoff man for this season now Adam Eaton is gone? Which player will provide offense in the bottom part of the lineup? Which new acquisition will step up and grab a spot in the lineup?