Chicago White Sox: Season preview of outfielders

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 14: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox hits a solo home run in the 7th inning against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 14: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox hits a solo home run in the 7th inning against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 15: Adam Engel #15 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by teammate Zack Collins #38 after hitting a three-run home run off starting pitcher Justus Sheffield #33 of the Seattle Mariners that also scored Collins and Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a game at T-Mobile Park on September 15, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. At right is catcher Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 15: Adam Engel #15 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by teammate Zack Collins #38 after hitting a three-run home run off starting pitcher Justus Sheffield #33 of the Seattle Mariners that also scored Collins and Yolmer Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a game at T-Mobile Park on September 15, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. At right is catcher Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

Adam Engel/Other Options

Rounding out the outfield as the backup is projected to be Adam Engel. To those who dislike Engel, at least he is not starting and he is on the bench now.

On the bench, Engel provides Gold-Glove-like defense that can be substituted into the game late as a defensive upgrade. He also provides a good amount of speed as a pinch-runner who can score from first on a gapper. The bat may not be there, specifically referencing his .215 career batting average, he is a great upgrade in the other three tools off the bench.

He is, however, fighting for his job as that bench piece. Along with the at least three names on the current roster, there are a few prospects in the system that can do those same three tools effectively and maybe even one or two more.

Among those names is Leury García. When Nick Madrigal gets is inevitable call-up sometime this season, García will be pushed back and he will be the best overall player coming off the bench. He could be used as the fourth outfielder over Engel or any other outfield option.

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Those options include Nicky Delmonico, who the team just brought back this offseason, Micker Adolfo, Blake Rutherford, and Luis Alexander Basabe.

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