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White Sox: 5 Reasons to Not Lose Faith in Rebuild

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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 20: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning at Progressive Field on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 5-4 in 11 innings. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 20: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning at Progressive Field on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 5-4 in 11 innings. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) /

Continued Major League Development

There will be developments made at the major league level for a few of the Sox younger players this season. Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada could perhaps make the biggest leap in their professional careers this upcoming season. Other players that can possibly develop more this season include Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and even Carlos Rodon.

While many of the aforementioned players didn’t have necessarily strong seasons in 2018, some made tremendous improvements to get better. Whether it was Anderson cutting down his errors at shortstop, or Moncada having a solid final month of the season, some players are closer to reaching their potential in 2019 than they were at the start of last season.

For other players such as Rodon and Giolito, they can still make a positive impact for the Sox in 2019. If Rodon can remain healthy throughout this upcoming season, he has a chance to finally realize the potential many saw in him when he was the third overall draft pick in 2014. Giolito was the worst starting pitcher in MLB last season but with a renewed focus entering 2019, he could perhaps thrive as the Sox third best starting pitcher.

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