White Sox: Hot and Not, Players to Watch For 2018 Season

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 27: Jose Abreu /
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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 30: Starting pitcher Carson Fulmer /

Carson Fulmer

He seems to be flying under the radar due to Gioloto, Lopez and Kopech assuming the roles of organizational poster children for the rebuild. He matured in 2017 to the point of beating Corey Kluber in each pitcher’s final start of the season. Look for Fulmer as a fourth or fifth starter in the rotation who beats up on other team’s foirth and fifth starters because he’s good, feisty, and better than back-end rotation talent. Personality wise, he’s A.J. Pierzinski on the mound.

Matt Davidson

For much of the first-half of 2017, Davidson was the team’s most productive power hitter. Like Delmonico, when he is on and healthy he can be downright dominating. With third base unencumbered and opportunities to spend time spelling Abreu and getting at-bats at designated hitter, I look for increased performance from Davidson assuming he stays healthy in Frazier’s absence.

Charlie Tilson

I list Tilson last due to low expectations unrelated to any negative reason, but because we just haven’t seen much of him. He might be the brittle resource who’s been out of sight since the terrible hamstring injury. Or maybe just maybe, we’ll see a healthy and hungry hustler who demonstrates signs of his potential. That would be very interesting and definitely something to watch.