Adam Engel has had a great start to the season for the White Sox. He has a slash line of .455/.500/.727 in 12 plate appearances. He doesn’t have any big power numbers but he has been getting on base which is nice to see. He isn’t going to be in the lineup a whole lot when Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Nomar Mazara aren’t healthy but having him on the bench ready to go is a nice luxury.
They also know he isn’t going to sustain offensive numbers like that and it isn’t even going to be close. His defense is very good at times but you never know how his offense is going to be on any given night. He is a good bench player on a good team but you probably aren’t winning the World Series with Adam Engel in your everyday lineup.
His hot start and very good defense might get a team to acquire him. Sometimes, teams might be willing to sacrifice offense for a really good defensive center-fielder. The White Sox has Luis Robert who can do it all so it doesn’t really apply to them but another team might give a really nice pitcher for his services.
There is no guarantee that the White Sox do anything like this but you never know. Rick Hahn has shown us that he is always willing to improve this team so it will be interesting to see what he does if this rotation continues to struggle.