Yoan Moncada was possibly the most obvious name to make this list after a phenomenal breakout season in 2019.
Moncada, 24, finally had a season that lived up to the expectations he had when he was the centerpiece of the deal that saw Chris Sale head to the Boston Red Sox, a deal that will forever be defined by a surgery.
In 2019, the switch-hitter had a .315/.367/.548 slash line with 25 home runs, 79 RBI, and a 141 wRC+ (FanGraphs).
That gave him a superb 5.7 fWAR on the season, making him one of the best third basemen in all of baseball last season.
The Chicago White Sox rewarded him for that and gave themselves a gift over the long haul, as they signed him to a five-year, $70 million extension.
His ability to be as productive as he was in 2019 going forward has to be a given for this team to have anything close to the success they want going forward.
Moncada has become “the guy” in the South Side and because of that, he needs to lead this team into the future.
Having players come up from the minors and have success like Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal is crucial for this team going forward as well, but their new face of the franchise needs to play up to his potential and possibly even improve going forward.