White Sox Video: Yoan Moncada’s great defensive play
The Chicago White Sox star third baseman, Yoan Moncada, made an amazing play at third.
Yoan Moncada has had somewhat of a tough year in 2020 for the Chicago White Sox. It started with him on the injured list because of the fact that he was one of the players dealing with COVID-19. It has, according to him, caused him to feel sluggish and hard to stay motivated. We know what he is capable of doing and that is being one of the very best players in the White Sox organization. Well, it seems like he might be starting to come around after the way he has played over the last week or so.
Moncada was top-ten in hitting for 2019. After coming back from dealing with the virus, he hasn’t been quite that good but there have been flashes. There are no reasons to be concerned in the long term but in the short term, we have to hope that he is able to get right. Well, in last night’s game, there were some more good signs from Moncada.
He was good with the bat as he went 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored en route to an 8-1 White Sox victory. He was a big part of the offense once again but the big play he made in the game came in the field.
Yoan Moncada is trying to become one of the premier third basemen in the league. He is probably already there in a lot of people’s minds but he still has a little bit to go before people outside of Chicago see it. We know about his offense but this play he made in the video showed the skills he possesses and the plays he can make.
Moncada is very good at making good throws in stride and with little time. He sometimes can get himself into trouble when he has too much time but this play demonstrates the good pressure throws he can make. He picked up the ball without the glove and made a good throw to first base to record the out in a game that the White Sox really wanted to win. Not making that play would have resulted in runners on first and second with only one out.
This has to be one of the infield highlights of the season and it is good to see Moncada be a part of it. This play helped Dane Dunning get the second out of the inning and get closer to his first career win. It was awesome to see and the type of video that we just want to watch over and over again because it was such a beautiful play.