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White Sox: Five best players of the 2010s

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RF. Chicago White Sox. Adam Eaton. 4. player. 128.

The Chicago White Sox were so bad during the 2010s that guys who only played on the team for three years were capable of making it on the top-five list. Adam Eaton has to be one of those guys. He was a great player for the team during his short three-year stay. He provided some spunk to the locker room while being a productive player on the field. In the leadoff role, he hit well and then went out there and played some solid right field.

Eaton was a guy who hit for average much more than for power which explains his role as the leadoff man. In that role for the White Sox, he accumulated 29 home runs, 150 RBIs, and 47 stolen bases over 433 games. He slashed .290/.362/.422 during with an OPS of .783. He even had a top-20 MVP finish for his efforts in the 2016 season which would end up being his last with the White Sox.

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That great season earned the White Sox a great haul.  The biggest thing that Eaton will end up being remembered for the most in Chicago is the fact that they received both Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez in a trade with the Washington Nationals. Eaton went on to win the World Series with Washington Nationals so it worked out for everyone. While he was with Chicago he was a very productive player and will be recognized as such.

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