Chicago White Sox: Five players fighting for Opening Day roster spots
The Chicago White Sox have a lot of hype surrounding them this spring. There are some players currently fighting for roster spots in Arizona.
The Chicago White Sox have a lot going for them. They are one of the select teams with some hype around them going into Spring Training. Don’t be mistaken, however, they still have a lot to prove. This is an organization that has not been over .500 since 2012. They are on the up and up but they still have to go out and prove themselves to the world. They expect to turn the corner in 2020, but a lot of things still need to go right for that to happen.
There are some players who are expected to have monster seasons like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, and Jose Abreu. Then there are some new guys expected to make a major impact like Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel, and Edwin Encarnacion. A guy like Lucas Giolito is going to lead a much-improved pitching staff. Then there are some guys fighting for roster spots.
It is those guys fighting for the roster spots that could make the difference on whether or not this team makes the playoffs. Organizational depth is extremely important to being a playoff team in Major League Baseball. You more or less know what the previously mentioned players are going to provide in 2020 so some of these depth guys are the ones that could make the biggest impact on their chances at the playoffs.
There is also a chance that some of these guys bloom into key core pieces for the future. It is important for a couple of these guys to become great players for the organization for a long time. These are the five players fighting for Opening Day roster spots this spring: