Chicago White Sox: Three players who should DH in 2020

Vincent Parise
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - OCTOBER 07: Edwin Encarnacion #30 of the New York Yankees reacts after popping out in the sixth inning of game three of the American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on October 07, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - OCTOBER 07: Edwin Encarnacion #30 of the New York Yankees reacts after popping out in the sixth inning of game three of the American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on October 07, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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player. 128. . DH. Chicago White Sox. Edwin Encarnacion. 1

Edwin Encarnacion is the most likely candidate to have the most plate appearances as a designated hitter for the White Sox. They signed him to a contract this offseason to come in and be yet another big bat in the middle of the lineup. Encarnacion hits 30 home runs in his sleep so adding this guy is a big key to success in 2020.

He is going to be surrounded by as good of a lineup as he has ever been around. He also has some postseason success in his career so he definitely brings some value to this club. In 2019 he had 34 home runs, 86 RBIs, and 81 runs scored split between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees. He is 37 years old so nobody should be expecting him to improve on that but if he can bring some of that same production this year he will be in good shape.

He is also capable of playing some first base if the White Sox need to occupy the DH spot with someone else and still want to get Encarnacion in there. He provides the perfect boost to the offense this team has been missing for a while. We know what the core players are going to be able to do so adding this guy should be fun to watch.

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