White Sox: Three free agent second base options

Joshua Finkelstein
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 09: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox throws to first base during the second inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 09, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 09: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox throws to first base during the second inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 09, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 09: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox throws to first base during the second inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 09, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 09: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox throws to first base during the second inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 09, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

1. Brock Holt

The super-utility infielder might be the absolute perfect fit for the White Sox as they look for a multi-positional option to start the year at second base.

Holt, 31, is coming off of a season in which he appeared in 87 games for the Boston Red Sox and hit .297/.369/.402 with three home runs and 31 RBI that gave him a 103 wRC+ and 1.3 fWAR.

Over the course of those previously mentioned 87 games, Holt made appearances at five different positions (first base, second base, third base, left field, and right field) while playing roughly league-average defense.

That means once Madrigal comes up that Holt could just be plugged in around the diamond to give all of their players rest at one point or another.

If Nomar Mazara proves to not be capable offensively to start every day, the team can plug Holt in there on occasion. If Jose Abreu needs rest from first base, Holt can take over in a pinch there too.

Holt would certainly provide the team with a lot of flexibility and would serve as true protection against anything that goes wrong for the team in 2020.

His left-handed-hitting is also valuable for a team that is only set to start three players capable of hitting from that side of the plate this season in Mazara, Yasmani Grandal, and Yoan Moncada.

Vinnie Parise explained why he believed Holt would be a solid fit for the White Sox earlier in the offseason.

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