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Chicago White Sox: Players shining on Player’s Weekend

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox hits a RBI single in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox hits a RBI single in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Yoan Moncada

Yoan Moncada was sensational in this series. It was his first series back from a long injury list stint that caused him to miss a few weeks. He is much needed in the White Sox lineup and it showed this weekend as his returned sparked offense in a bunch of different ways.

On Thursday he went 2/4 with a home run and two RBIs. It was his first game back and he came in with a bang. The home run put a stamp on the game and made the lead too large to overcome for Texas. His numbers were similar in game two. He went 2/5 and added yet another home run. It was also another two-RBI game for Yoan. These are the types of stretches Moncada is capable of having and should have for the next decade or more.

The latter two games of series saw Moncada go hitless but he did manage to get on base for a walk in the fourth game. It showed too because the White Sox were only able to get two runs in those two games combined so luckily they won one of them. Moncada is extremely important to the White Sox offense and it shows in the results.

He was one of the worst statistical hitters in 2018, but you were able to see the tools. He put those tools together this year because he is having a magnificent season. He is tied with Eloy Jimenez for second on the White Sox with 22 home runs. He is also second on the White Sox in RBIs with 63. He is batting .300 on the dot which is amazing for what that was last year. He also spent some time on the IL this year so these numbers would more than likely be even better had that not happened. He was a beast against the Rangers.

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