The Chicago White Sox could have a few different players lead the team in different statistics.
The Chicago White Sox are a team loaded with talent. They have to prove that they can put that talent together on the field and a lot of people think they will. I for one, am one of those people. I don’t think it is going to be easy to surpass the Minnesota Twins or the Cleveland Indians but I do believe that it is possible. This team has the right mindset and genuinely seems to enjoy playing baseball with each other. They also have something up and down their lineup that is greatly needed and that is talent.
There are going to be some fun moments with this team because of the aforementioned supreme talent that they have. There should be some spectacular pitching and hitting put on display by this team and I am so excited to watch it. As far as the major statistics of this team, this is how I see it going down:
Eloy Jimenez is the no brainer pick here. He came a few shy of leading the team in 2019 as a rookie and he had two stints on the injured list. His raw power is as good as any young hitter to come up through the ranks of this team in a long time. When he connects on a ball with the meat of the bat, he can send it a long way. He is my prediction to lead the team in home runs for the first time of many in his career.
In 2019, Jose Abreu led the American League with 123 RBIs. He is a safe bet to lead the White Sox in RBIs once again this season. He is going to be hitting in the heart of the order with guys like Yoan Moncada, and Tim Anderson, amongst others ahead of him in 2020. He can drive the ball with his power so he should take advantage of all the great batting averages ahead of him.
In 2019, Tim Anderson led Major League Baseball with his .335 batting average. He should be near the top of the White Sox lineup in batting average again in 2020 but my pick this year is Yoan Moncada. He was third in the American League in 2019 and seems like a more likely candidate to repeat exactly what he did last year.
All of the major pitching stats can be lumped together here because I fully expect Lucas Giolito to be the leader in all of them. He is going to lead the White Sox in wins, ERA, and WHIP. This isn’t because the rest of the staff is bad but it is because he is that good. This is a kid who was sixth in Cy Young Award voting in his second full year as a starter. This is going to be a good year for Giolito on a team that should give him plenty of run support.
All in all, this is a good baseball team. They have a lot of great players that can make some of these individual statistics interesting which is the making of a really good team. Hopefully, the White Sox can live up to these expectations and get themselves back to the playoffs.