The Chicago White Sox have a lot of good players set to be starters but the depth is what will make or break their chances in 2020.
The Chicago White Sox are deeper with position players than they have been in many years. It is still hard to determine where they are with their pitching but there is no doubt that they are going to score some runs this season. One thing that might really help them this year is depth. Every team that makes it to the playoffs each year has depth within the organization.
If Adam Engel is that type of guy for the White Sox this year, that would be a major boost to this team. Nobody talks about him when they mention this team anymore but maybe they should. He made an impression in Wednesday’s Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals. The Sox didn’t have any of their guaranteed regulars in the lineup so them losing 7-6 wasn’t really surprising, but Engel was noticeable.
As Chuck Garfien pointed out on Twitter, Engel did things to improve his mechanics at the end of last season. He was very good in September so maybe there is something in there that can help this team in the long term. He hit a three-run home run to get the Sox going in this game against the Royals. If Engel can provide some of that this season coming off the bench or on days he gets the start, that would go a long way in this team’s chances.
Adam Engel has also been known for his incredible defensive abilities. He can make the necessary plays out there with regularity along with the spectacular plays that you don’t expect the everyday outfielder to make. He can be one of the better defensive replacements in the American League if the White Sox use him properly. If he is a defensive replacement and a situation arises where he needs to hit, it would be nice to expect a good at-bat out of him.
If he is able to do all of these things well for Chicago, that would make him an impressive weapon for this team in 2020. They have most of their stars in place so surrounding them with guys like Adam Engel will go a long way.