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Chicago White Sox Yoan Moncada
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JULY 22: Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox gestures as he runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /

Yoán Moncada

We all know the extremely disappointing 2018 prized prospect Yoán Moncada provided. Leading the entire MLB in strikeouts as a pitcher is great, but as a hitter…not so much.

Fortunately, Moncada hit the gym, adjusted his mechanics, tightened his white headband and went to work.

Quietly behind the batting champ Anderson, Moncada finished third in the AL in batting average at .315. He cut nearly 60 strikeouts off his horrendous 2018 amount of 217. He hit eight more home runs and drove in 18 more runs. He also boosted his OBP about .060 points and his slug .148 points.

As another face of the franchise who is under team control until 2024, Yoan Moncada is expected to be the next big superstar with MVP-caliber numbers.

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