Chicago White Sox: Season preview of outfielders

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Chicago White Sox Eloy Jiimenez

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 08: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Los Angeles Angels at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 08, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Season Roster Preview starts with an in-depth analysis of the projected White Sox outfielders that will be on the 26-man roster March 26, Opening Day.

One of the league’s youngest outfields with the highest potential is all coming together. From an on-the-edge-of-breaking out prospect to one so dang close to breaking out it is mind-wrenching to wait for this short amount of time that feels like an eternity.

With the outfield spots acting almost as revolving doors to players in the past few years, it seems the White Sox have been able to build a foundation and expand off the strong infrastructure.

There are two key differences in this outfield that separates it from the one that played in 2019.

One is a trade that seemingly came out of nowhere to check a lot of boxes the team had. This difference is a low-risk/high-reward situation with the faith placed on a 25-year-old left-handed hitter that has four years of experience and just the right amount of pop.

Another difference is the addition of not only the league’s number three prospect in center, but the addition of the league’s number three prospect that is under team control for the next six years. This prospect has been highly anticipated ever since his original signing with the team. It will be interesting to see how he performs under this pressure, if there even is any.

Throw a young stud expected to be a star that provided a solid rookie year with a hot second half and a bench tool that can provide key upgrades late when the game is on the line into the mix of the two key additions, then the White Sox got themselves a very scary outfield.

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