The Chicago White Sox fans should be a little concerened with these Yoan Moncada comments.
The Chicago White Sox are having a really good season right now. After a big win over the Kansas City Royals last night, they jump to 23-15. It is a nice record and one that has them battling the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central Division. All three teams are going to go to the playoffs so it will just be interesting to see who lands where. Hopefully, the White Sox are able to get the best possible seed so they can have the most favorable matchup.
The good news is that they are doing all of this without the elite production of Yoan Moncada. He has only been average at best so far this season and it is a bit concerning. We know that he is an elite hitter and a very good defender as he showed us last season. This season has seen him struggle a little bit but now we think it might not be all his fault.
He commented on Thursday afternoon about living his life post-COVID-19 diagnosis. We all were a bit concerned when we found out that Moncada tested positive for the virus but he was quarantined and ready to go by Opening Night. He even started off the season good but things haven’t been Moncada-like for a few weeks now.
Moncada expressed that he has not been the same since coming down with the virus. He claims that his has to battle to find strength and energy every single day. That is a strange thing to think about but this virus is certainly is nothing short of strange. Hopefully, this is something that he can push through and get back to his normal self. Nobody is mad at him or anything but if he started hitting like the guy we saw in 2019, the American League is in big trouble.
This might be a concerning quote for the immediate future but there is no reason to think that he won’t be more than okay following this strange season. The White Sox are going to coninute to pound baseballs and hopefully, Moncada starts getting in on the fun too.