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White Sox: Ten players who might not be on the team next year

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 17: Danny Mendick #20 of the Chicago White Sox congratulates teammate Ryan Cordell #49 on two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the twelfth inning of the game at Target Field on September 17, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 9-8 in twelve innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 17: Danny Mendick #20 of the Chicago White Sox congratulates teammate Ryan Cordell #49 on two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the twelfth inning of the game at Target Field on September 17, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 9-8 in twelve innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Welington Castillo
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Welington Castillo

Welington Castillo is likely not going to be a part of the 2020 Chicago White Sox. James McCann had a breakout year and the catcher of the future, Zack Collins, is going to be there. This could end up being one of the best catching duos in the league if Collins takes another step forward and plays well behind the plate. That leaves no room for Castillo on the depth chart. They even have Seby Zavala as their third-string in case there is an injury.

Castillo is going to be the odd catcher out and as a free agent, looking for another team. He had a -0.2 WAR in 72 games. He hit .209 and had 12 home runs and 41 RBIs. He wasn’t the reason the team was a non-playoff by any means, but the time to move on is not. There is no reason for him to be a member of the Chicago White Sox in 2020 with all of the good catchers that are going to be options for the next year.

The White Sox and their fans love a good catcher, and James McCann was exactly that for them this past year. He was a pleasant surprise and was a White Sox representative on the American League All-Stars. The elevation of McCann’s game is one of the number one reasons that Castillo will be on another team next year.

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