Chicago White Sox: Five players who need to repeat 2019

Vincent Parise
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 3: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox puts his arm around Yoan Moncada #10 during a pitching change in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 3: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox puts his arm around Yoan Moncada #10 during a pitching change in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Yoan Moncada
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Chicago White Sox. Yoan Moncada. 1. player. 128. . 3B

The Chicago White Sox started their rebuild by acquiring Yoan Moncada along with some other good prospects for Chris Sale. Chris Sale had been the face of their franchise for a long time and at the time was one of the two or three best pitchers in all of baseball. They flipped him to the Boston Red Sox and Moncada was the main piece coming back to them.

He was the number one prospect in all of baseball at the time. He struggled in his first full season with the White Sox but since then, he has developed into one of the best players in the league. His 2019 season was a major step for him developing into one of the great players on this team. You could make the argument that he is the best and most important position player in the organization.

In 2019, his .315 batting average was third in the American League. He also made the switch from a below-average second baseman to an above-average third baseman. He had a WAR of 4.6 which was very good for them. Moncada repeating his performance from 2019 in 2020 would go a long way in helping this team take the next step.

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