The Chicago White Sox saw their former number one prospect live up to the hype in 2019. Yoan Moncada had a very disappointing 2018 but showed flashes of brilliance at times. Then 2019 came around and he was one of the best players in all of baseball. He was a top ten hitter in the league by the time the season was all said and done. He showed the talent that the White Sox wanted to see when they sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox for him.
He has the potential to be an MVP candidate. The thing is, the White Sox probably needs to be in playoff contention for that to happen. If they are low in the standings then Moncada won’t be in the national spotlight enough for people to see how good he is. If he is the best player on a world-beating team, people will start to notice him even more.
Moncada was on a roll going into the offseason so this year not starting on time is a big issue. He will ultimately be fine obviously but he needs baseball to come back as soon as possible. It would be in his best interest for him to get back to where he was last year soon. He is likely going to be the best player on this team so we need to see him on the field.