Rookie of the Year
The Chicago White Sox have been that team loading up with prospects over the last three years. Not all of them have hit the ground running before turning into stars so none of them took home the rookie of the year, although Eloy Jimenez came in fourth. He might have come even higher if he didn’t have two stints on the injured list. He had a monster season for a rookie and is only going to get better. There might be another guy following up right behind him who could win the award.
Luis Robert signed a big contract already before ever even playing a single game in the Major Leagues. He is so gifted in all areas of the game so the White Sox are hoping that he can bring it to the next level. He soared through the Minor Leagues early on and is now ready to take that big step.
There is some good competition for the American League Rookie of the Year but Robert has a really good chance to win it. He is also going to be playing on a much better team than previous White Sox rookies had the chance to play on. This is a much more developed team that Robert is going to be stepping into.
There is no guarantee that any of these awards are claimed by any White Sox player but the fact that we are going into the season with them being a legit possibility is very fun. This is going to be a fun team to cheer for because of how good the players on the team have a chance to be. Obviously, individual awards are fun but if they win a lot of games that will be the most important thing.