Rymer Liriano, RF
2017 Season: 21 Games, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 SB, .220
It’s hard to believe that Rymer Liriano was once a top prospect in San Diego. He came to the White Sox via waivers from Milwaukee and didn’t do much to impress. In 21 games he hit just .220 with a home run and six RBIs. He did manage to swipe four bags in that frame.
Liriano made his way to the majors when Leury Garcia went down with an injury. Claiming him off waivers really doesn’t hurt the club. If anything, maybe they get lucky. After all, Liriano was once a top prospect. So maybe the White Sox staff could unlock all that potential. It didn’t pan out and now he is looking for new work as a free agent.
He spent most of the season at Triple-A Charlotte and actually didn’t have bad season. He hit .256 with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs in 116 games. He’s only 26 years old so he could be a late bloomer like Daniel Murphy. However, the White Sox are loaded in the outfield and unless he was producing at the majors, there was no reason to keep him around.