Third Baseman – Nick Delmonico
Nicky Delmonico also made a great first impression at Spring Training. He smacked a team-high five home runs, and was among the team-leaders in RBI, runs, hits, walks, and extra base hits. He wasassigned to Charlotte towards the end of March but it looked like he could have a very bright future for the White Sox.
He continued his great Spring with a great April down in Charlotte. He’s currently hitting .275 with three home runs, 20 RBI’s, an on-base percentage of .353 and a slugging percentage of .430. His 10 doubles, two triples, 20 RBI, 64 total bases, 17 walks, 41 hits, and 23 runs are either a team-best or second-best.
He’s sitting behind one of the best players in the minor leagues in many of those categories but being one of the most productive players on the Triple-A team merits a call up sooner rather than later. Current White Sox players Willy Garcia and Kevan Smith got the call up because of their fantastic starts at Charlotte and injuries to current Sox players, so Delmonico shouldn’t be waiting too long before he makes the move up.
Also worth noting, the continuing torrid performance of third baseman Todd Frazier and the declining play of third baseman Matt Davidson, leaves the possibility of Delmonico having a chance to take the third baseman spot of the future.