2. Leury Garcia
Leury Garcia is the only player on this list that was expected to have a pretty noteworthy role to begin with as a jack-of-all-trades player.
The Chicago White Sox are going to need him to do more than just “hold down the fort” at the keystone with a condensed schedule, though.
In all likelihood, the organization is going to need him to move around the diamond on a consistent basis to spot players that need rest.
Now, the fact that most of their players are young works in their favor since they are less likely to get injured by playing a lot and probably won’t get tired from over-usage early on.
However, younger players also have to adjust to playing an entire MLB season, and a condensed schedule certainly could lead to fatigue during August and September.
His ability to move all over the diamond is very valuable for the organization and his role is going to extend far beyond being a temporary solution at second base in 2020.