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White Sox: Three Chicago Cubs players to pursue this offseason

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 07: Leury Garcia #28 of the Chicago White Sox throws to first base while Jason Heyward #22 of the Chicago Cubs is forced out for the double play that ended the game during the ninth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 07, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 07: Leury Garcia #28 of the Chicago White Sox throws to first base while Jason Heyward #22 of the Chicago Cubs is forced out for the double play that ended the game during the ninth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 07, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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1. player. 9. . 3B/RF. Chicago Cubs. Nicholas Castellanos

The Chicago Cubs made a brilliant trade when they brought in Nicholas Castellanos at the trade deadline. He came over from the Detroit Tigers and was so awesome for the Cubs down the stretch. They missed the playoffs but he was a bright spot for them as they tried very hard to get it. Obviously, it came up short but it certainly wasn’t his fault.

His numbers significantly increased when he arrived on the North Side from Detroit. Obviously, the Cubs are a much better team than the Tigers but the increase in production was so great that you can’t even blame it on that. It seems to be a great fit for him but if it doesn’t work out but he still wants to stay in Chicago he could come to the South Side. In 100 games for Detroit, he had 11 home runs, 37 RBIs, and a slash line of .273/.328/.462. Those numbers are okay for a terrible team but when he got to the Cubs he played in only 51 games and had 16 home runs, 36 RBIs, and a slash line of .321/.356/.646.

He would fill a position of need for the White Sox if he came in and played some serviceable right field. He isn’t the best defensive right fielder on earth but he can be a good enough hitter that it might be worth it. The White Sox haven’t had great production from that position at the plate in a long time and Castellanos would be a great fit. He has also lit up the White Sox in his career so Rick Hahn would be really smart to try and get this guy.

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