Chicago White Sox: Predicting the 2020 Opening Day starting lineup

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Chicago White Sox Yoan Moncada
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Batting second and playing third base, number 10, Yoan Moncada! Moncada tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago and was missing for the beginning of the White Sox summer camp. It was a question of whether he would be back in time for Opening Day but it looks like he is. He returned to camp this past week and is saying he is going to be ready to go. He is the best player as of right now on this team so you can’t put his importance into words.

Moncada came in and had himself a breakout year in 2019. The White Sox are going to have not one but two top-ten 2019 hitters (batting average) in their lineup and they are going to be the first two hitters in their lineup. Moncada was not great in his rookie year but he showed signs of brilliance because he has all the tools. Then in 2019, he put those tools together.

Moncada will turn the heads of MLB fans in 2020. He started to do that in 2019 but the White Sox were not a great team. If he was on the New York Yankees or Houston Astros with those numbers last year he would have had even more MVP votes than he had. Well, if the White Sox can elevate themselves to that status he will get even more noticed. This is going to be a huge year for him batting in the two-spot.