Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson are off to good starts. Strong seasons from the pair could go a long way to helping the White Sox win.
The Chicago White Sox are 4-4 after a 10-4 win over the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians on Thursday. It’s only eight games, but they could easily be 6-2 because they’ve been in just about every game. Avisail Garcia is hitting .452 with a home run and eight RBI’s. And Matt Davidson isn’t doing so bad himself. He’s hitting a solid .333 with two home runs and eight RBI’s. I don’t think anyone saw that coming.
The youngsters are definitely part of the reason the White Sox are doing well this season. They really have been the main offensive threats for the team. Offense had been a problem in a few games this season. Having other guys produce is important. The team can’t just rely on Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier.
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The big question of course is will they be able to keep this up throughout the season? There’s no reason it can’t happen. Both guys have talent and were once top prospects. Davidson at one point was considered the best hitter in the Diamondbacks organization. Garcia drew comparisons to Miguel Cabrera.
They may have not lived up to their hype or comparisons, but they are both still at the beginning of their careers. Remember, Garcia is 25 and Davidson is 26. Let’s put that into perspective. Chris Davis broke out at 26. Jose Bautista didn’t hit over 20 home runs until his seventh season. I’m not saying the White Sox duo are going to hit 50 plus home runs per season. I’m just showing there are examples of guys who didn’t come into the zone until later in their careers.
Give Rick Renteria credit. He has this team playing good baseball and he has the young guys playing well. Let’s hope Garcia and Davidson keep it up this season. Maybe this will be their breakout years. The best part is, if both guys pan out, they fill voids in the team that can propel the rebuild to the next level.