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Three things to love about 2020 Chicago White Sox

Joshua Finkelstein
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 22: Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox is greeted by Jose Abreu #79 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)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 22: Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox is greeted by Jose Abreu #79 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) /
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Eloy Jimenez (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /

1. The Lineup

After struggling to score runs last season, the White Sox have now turned their starting lineup into a major plus.

The team will get some infusion of young talent this season with Luis Robert set to start the year with the team and Nick Madrigal expected to join before the start of May.

In addition to that, the White Sox now have the best catcher in the game in Yasmani Grandal while they also now have Edwin Encarnacion and Nomar Mazara.

Yoan Moncada will be entering the 2020 season looking to build on his 5.7 fWAR season in 2019 which appears to put him on a path to become a superstar as he is still only 24-years-old.

Meanwhile, Tim Anderson is also coming off a career-year after hitting .337 to win the batting title. Jose Abreu also led the American League in RBI so the White Sox have two players that finished at the top of a stat leaderboard.

Eloy Jimenez could be an x-factor in 2020 as the 23-year-old looks to tap into his former top prospect status in his sophomore campaign. If he plays like he did in the second half, he should have little to no problems doing that.

Leury Garcia is going to be used in a super-utility role once Madrigal gets called up too, which will be a nice piece to have as depth.

A lineup in which Mazara is hitting eighth or even ninth is destined to create offensive production that is unmatched by 90% of the league.

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