The Chicago White Sox are expected to be improved. They could be even better if these three players have bounce-back seasons.
The Chicago White Sox did take a major step in 2019. A lot of players improved immensely over their 2018 seasons, including guys like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Lucas Giolito. It is good to see guys come out and improve over one offseason, especially when they were pretty bad the year before. The White Sox are clearly a team that gives their guys the tools to be able to do that right now.
Now, there has to be some hope that they are able to do it again with some other guys. Not everyone took a step forward in 2019. Some guys even took a step back a little bit. This is a great opportunity for guys to improve after having below-average years last year. This team is going to be a lot better around them so there is way less pressure on certain individuals. There is more pressure on the team as a whole but some of the guys can have some weight lifted off of their shoulders.
It is always very important for guys who have off years to come back strong the next season. If everyone who didn’t live up to the hype in 2019 were to come in and be awesome in 2020, that would go a long way in this team taking that next step. They are already expected to do so, so that might mean they are even better than people thought. There is a good window opening up for this team so everyone who wants to be a part of it needs to prove themselves quickly. These three guys are the three biggest bounce-back candidates: