The Chicago White Sox have released their summer camp roster that is going to be there when the season opens late. It is really fun to see all the names that made it.
The Chicago White Sox, along with the rest of the MLB teams, have released their roster for summer camp. It has the makings of a team that can do some damage in 2020. This season is going to be a 60 game sprint instead of a 162 game marathon but the team looks good on paper. Fans that cheer for this team can look at the different names on this list and see that it is time for them to start winning baseball games.
The usual suspects like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Tim Anderson lead the way for position players, and guys like Lucas Giolito, Aaron Bummer, and Alex Colome are there as different types of pitchers. Those guys are big keys to them turning the corner in their rebuild because we know exactly what they are going to give.
Some new names that we were expecting have made it like Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal. Those are the organization’s top two prospects and they should be making a big impact by the time this is all said and done. Robert might be in the starting lineup right away and we fully expect Madrigal to be in the lineup full time by the end of the year.
The White Sox were also pretty busy in free agency. They added Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Encarnacion, Yasmani Grandal, and Gio Gonzalez over the winter and all of them have the potential to make an impact at different levels. They are all upgrades over the players whose spots they were taking in 2019.
Yermin Mercedes was incredible in Spring Training before it was canceled. There was a compelling argument for him to make the team with the normal rosters in a normal season but we never were able to see how it was going to play out. Well, he is going to have another chance as he will be there on this 44 man summer list.
It was really cool to see Andrew Vaughn and Dane Dunning on the list. It is hard to predict the impact that these two will have in 2020 but the organization has high hopes for them in the long term. These young guys are the key to the organization so getting them on the right track is so important. This is so exciting to see these prospects finally start to trickle in.