The Chicago White Sox are a team that gets deeper and deeper every day and that might make their all-star catcher James McCann expendable.
The Chicago White Sox saw James McCann have an outstanding season in 2019. They added him over the 2018-19 winter and he turned out to be one of the best stories in the entire league. He was so good for the White Sox as their catcher that he earned a nod as an American League All-Star. He was one of three team representatives in the summer classic and it was good to see multiple players represent this team on the big stage.
The 29-year-old had a WAR of 3.8 in 2019 which is very good for a catcher. He had a slash line of .273/ .328/.460 which is something that everybody in the league would love to see from their catcher. He hit 18 home runs and had 60 RBIs on 120 hits for the White Sox in 2019. McCann had the best year of his career by far and the numbers show it.
He was in a lineup with players like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu who all had fantastic years yet he was one of only three Sox players who got an all-star nod. He sure took advantage of playing for a team with lots of talent around him and it was so much fun to watch. One thing that was also apparent was his ability to be clutch. He came up with big hits in big moments and some of the most memorable plays of the 2019 season.
The White Sox have a lot of different options with the catcher position going into 2020 so there might be a couple of reasons to think about trading him if Rick Hahn was given a solid offer. McCann is a fantastic player but there are three specific reasons to move him over the 2019-20 winter offseason: