Three free agents that can help White Sox defensively

Joshua Finkelstein
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 23: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox forces out Harold Ramirez #47 of the Miami Marlins at second base and throws to first base to complete a double play during the eighth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 23: Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox forces out Harold Ramirez #47 of the Miami Marlins at second base and throws to first base to complete a double play during the eighth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have been one of the most active teams in free agency so far with the signing of Yasmani Grandal and re-signing of Jose Abreu. They will need to address a major need continuously this offseason in their defense. 

Bringing aboard Grandal was a major necessity for the club as their defense is now significantly improved behind the plate going into the 2020 season.

James McCann was one of the worst defensive catchers in all of baseball last season while Grandal is the polar opposite as one of the best in the game.

So, behind the plate, their starting catcher spot is much better in this regard and is not a major issue going forward.

However, one move can’t fix all the problems in the field for a team that ranked 25th in DRS (-49) and UZR (-19.2) according to FanGraphs.

If you want to know just how important team defense is, read this article.

With that being the case, the White Sox are probably going to either have to sign or trade for more capable defenders, but the three players I’m about to discuss should be towards the top of the list. None of them are elite talents, but they all help improve the team defensively in 2020.

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