White Sox: Three Possible Designated Hitter Options for 2018
White Sox reportedly in search of a designated hitter for the upcoming season. Which players would be a good option for this rebuilding team in 2018?
The Chicago White Sox are reportedly in search for a designated hitter for the upcoming 2018 season. With the team entering its second rebuilding year, the Sox could add a veteran hitter for this season in hopes of having more power in their lineup.
Currently, the Sox could rely on Matt Davidson to be their DH for 2018, but the 26-year-old had issues with strikeouts at the plate. Last season, in his first complete year in the majors, Davidson had 165 strikeouts for the Sox. Although he hit 26 home runs with 68 RBIs through 118 games, Davidson had a low batting average of .220.
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If the Sox are going to surprise people this year, they will need some solid production from the DH spot. There are a few candidates who would make good DH options for the Sox going into the 2018 season. Each of these players could be signed to one-year contracts and potentially be traded by July if their value is high.
With the MLB offseason moving along very slowly in regards to free agent signings, there are many unsigned players that could help the Sox for 2018 as a DH. From veterans who are nearing the end of their careers, to players who could show they’re still valuable to a contending team. The Sox have the advantage in not needing to sign any player to a long-term contract. Here are a few players that would be a viable option as the Sox DH for this upcoming season.