White Sox: 5 Bold Predictions for 2019 Season

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CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 17: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox hits a three run home run in the 7th inning against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

With no expectations for the White Sox to reach the postseason, here are some bold predictions for the upcoming season that could be very surprising.

Much like the past few seasons, there aren’t any high expectations for the White Sox to have a winning record in 2019. Entering the third full season of their current rebuild, the expectations for this season will be similar to the previous two years and that’s developing young talent.

Whether it’s at the minor league or major league level, the White Sox will need to continue to do a good job of developing their younger players. Last season, there were a few positive developments in the minors and at the major league level for the Sox.

Some prospects made their much anticipated major league debuts to a lot of fanfare, while others got a little bit closer to realizing their MLB dream with some good seasons in the minors. While 2019 could be another losing season on the south side for the Sox, there could still be some good storylines for fans to follow throughout the year.

The Sox front office didn’t sign any premier free agents this past offseason but they did improve the team in other areas such as the bullpen. There was a promotion for a prospect that Sox fans have been waiting to see since he was acquired in a trade in the Summer of 2017 along with some good progression for players during Spring Training.

With the start of the regular season upon us, it’s time to look at some bold predictions for the upcoming season. Some or all of these predictions could be wrong or they could be right. We won’t know until the end of this season. If some of these predictions come close to being accurate, expect a very exciting 2019 for your Sox.