Yolmer Sanchez is one of the most interesting guys on this list. He is one of the few on the list who are not an absolute guarantee to not be on the team but there is a chance they are not. What makes Sanchez expendable is the fact that the infield is starting to look a little crowded as far as potential starters. Yoan Moncada is going to be the third baseman for the foreseeable future, the same thing with Tim Anderson at shortstop and the organization hopes Nick Madrigal is going to step in and be the guy at the second base position long term.
Sanchez is a nominee for a gold glove at second base so there is no doubt he is a really good defender, but his batting leaves a lot to be desired. He is not a horrible hitter by any means, but the ceiling of Madrigal is what White Sox fans want to see develop instead of 27-year old Yolmer Sanchez. Madrigal is going to experiences some ups and downs in 2020 so Yolmer could be a good bench infielder for the downs in Madrigal’s season but he might want consistent playing time.
He had a 2.1 WAR in 2019 and had a .252 batting average in 149 games. He had 2 home runs and 43 RBIs to go along with 59 runs scored for the Sox. It was a decent season for a guy like him but Madrigal might be an upgrade if he hits the ground running. Madrigal isn’t bad defensively either, as he was nominated for a MiLB gold glove himself. This one isn’t a lock but there is certainly a chance he is on another team next year.