Chicago White Sox: They really need Yoan Moncada back

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The Chicago White Sox are in a good spot if everyone is healthy. That means they really need Yoan Moncada back in the mix and healthy.

The Chicago White Sox have returned to Spring Training 2.0 amidst the global pandemic known as COVID-19. Most of the team is back in business but there is a notable omission. Yoan Moncada is the only player projected to be in the starting lineup that hasn’t returned yet. That is something of note because the White Sox need him to be there really bad. He is one of the most important players in the organization right now so this is a bit concerning.

We don’t know why he is missing and we aren’t the ones who should be speculating why he might not be there. What we can speculate, is how important it is that he gets back as soon as possible for the White Sox. He is so important to this team’s chances at the playoffs which should make sense if you are one of the people that believe that he is the best player on the team.

He had his breakout season in 2019 which saw him come back from being very ineffective in 2018. It was amazing to watch our former number one prospect develop into the star that we always knew he was going to be. An elite defensive third baseman and a top-ten hitter in the MLB (third in the American League) is what he became in 2019. If he is able to do some more of that and perhaps improve even further then the White Sox will be in business.

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Hopefully, the White Sox will have Moncada back in time for the start of the season on July 24th against the Minnesota Twins. They need his production now more than ever. He will have guys like Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert amongst others protecting him in the lineup which should give the Sox a very good chance to win. This might be their deepest lineup in over a decade and Moncada is a major part of it. They need him back as soon as possible.