The Chicago White Sox want to be a good team in 2020. In order for that to happen, they need some players to repeat their 2019 performance.
For year three of a rebuild that saw the organization strip it down to nothing, the Chicago White Sox had a relatively successful 2019 season. They went 72-89 which was a ten-win improvement over their 62-100 2018 season. They need to keep improving as the years go along if they ever want to take the next step. They are so close to being a playoff team on paper, but they need to go out and do it in 2020.
They made some significant additions over this past winter. They added some talent at a lot of different positions. There are different questions about this team as they head into 2020 and a lot of it has to do with individual performances. A lot hinges on some new faces making an impact. Especially the guys they went out and spent some money on this season. Guys like Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Encarnacion, and Yasmani Grandal all need to be good for this team as they were added for that reason.
There are also some prospects that are going to come in and possibly make an impact. They need guys like Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, and Nick Madrigal to be impact players at some point. If all of these things happen, this might be a team that can get into the 2020 MLB postseason. They also need something else to go their way and it is perhaps the most important thing. These five players were incredible in 2019 as they took major steps and the need to be able to repeat that in 2020 for this team to have success: