Chicago White Sox: Yermin Mercedes continues to hit well
The Chicago White Sox might have a star in the making with Yermin Mercedes. He continues to impress with his strong Spring Training showing.
The Chicago White Sox are taking a deep look at Yermin Mercedes right now. They might have found a real gem with him. Most of the hype in Spring Training is around Luis Robert and rightfully so, but Mercedes has been putting on a show. He has a legit chance to crack the Opening Day roster for this team. If he can turn into something that would just be another solid piece for this team.
The White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-3 on Friday. It looks like a big win and it was but it was all started by Mercedes’ heroics. The team was losing 3-0 to Cleveland before Mercedes hit a towering grand slam to give the White Sox a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning. That sparked an eight-run output and a spring victory over the central division rivals.
Obviously, it was just another Spring Training game so it should be somewhat taken with a grain of salt. With that said, the alternative is Mercedes not looking like a good player at all so this is better news. His grand slam was his second home run for the White Sox this spring. All of this power on display is making a compelling case for him to be a part of this 2020 team.
This is a player that can catch, be a designated hitter, and play first base. The White Sox are already pretty set at those positions but if Mercedes can be a guy who comes in to pinch-hit or play on off days of others that would be a major boost. Little things need to go right in order for the White Sox to be successful this year and having a little bit of depth like that is step one. Step two would be this depth providing some impactful play in the long run.
So far, there have been a lot of good stories out of White Sox camp. Mercedes just might be the best of them all so far as he tries to get his Major League career going. It is going to be fun to watch and see what he can do moving forward.