Season Roster Preview continues with an in-depth analysis of the projected White Sox infielders that will be on the 26-man roster March 26, Opening Day.
In just three very long and difficult years, the White Sox finally have an infield as exciting and fun to watch as contenders in the league.
With two strong corners and a speedy middle, the infield is stacked with exciting youth, talent and competitiveness. Turning into one of the stronger infields in the league this early in the rebuild makes saying this is a very good sign an understatement.
The infield consists of players who are young and fast (with maybe one exception). It contains a sneaky amount of power while also maintaining the ability to hit for contact and get on base. It also contains players who want to play there and are competitive and love the game. Fan favorites who are expected to bring tremendous offense and solid defense.
This strong infield contains players under team control until at least 2024, which means this is the infield on the lineup in the World Series if this rebuild is successful. Well, after one switch likely to come later in the season.
That player is expected to start his season at Triple-A Charlotte, unless he has a really fantastic spring. If not, the Opening Day second baseman will be one of two potential players. They will serve as a bridge that leads to the future. But one of the two potential players has a skillset that may serve as a secret weapon when it is time to contend.
Containing an RBI King, a prized prospect and a batting champ, the 2020 White Sox infield has the capability to be one of the best in the league.