There might not be a more intriguing player in this organization than Yermin Mercedes. He has taken the world by storm since the beginning of the 2020 Spring Training. He was so determined to be the 26th man on this roster and he was making it look hard not to keep him as more than that. He was awesome before it was paused.
Mercedes is one of those guys who is listed as a catcher but can also play multiple positions. He can play some first base and be a designated hitter but Chicago has also used him as an outfielder during Summer Camp. Regardless, the Sox aren’t using him as a guy that they need in big defensive situations. If he makes his MLB debut in 2020, it will be because of his bat.
This team is already looking to be pretty lethal offensively so if Mercedes joined and became an impact player on a regular basis, that would make them even more dangerous. He has a lot of power in that bat as he showed many times now in Spring Training and Summer Camp. He also seems to have a knack for the clutch moments as well. It will be interesting to see how his game translates to the big leagues but we shouldn’t have to wait too long to see.