Chicago White Sox: Current state of the organization

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of Game Two of the American League Wild Card Round at RingCentral Coliseum on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of Game Two of the American League Wild Card Round at RingCentral Coliseum on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Jose Abreu
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The Veterans

Chicago White Sox veterans Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, and Lucas Giolito continued to shine brightly for the organization. Abreu won American League MVP, batting .317 on the season and leading the league in runs batted in with 60. Eloy Jimenez got even better offensively, slashing .296/.332/.559. He hit 14 home runs, 41 RBIs and even took home the Silver Slugger award. Giolito tossed the first no-hitter in 2020 and made his presence known as the ace of the organization. Tim Anderson brought the fire and energy as usual and finished second in the American League batting title race.

Fans should expect more from third baseman Yoan Moncada in 2021 after having a full offseason to recover from the lingering effects of COVID-19. The third baseman slashed .225/.320/.385 with only six home runs and 24 RBIs. After seeing the potential that Moncada has during his stellar 2019 campaign, a healthy and contributing Yoan Moncada is what the White Sox need to propel them into contention.

Fan-favorite James McCann had yet another great year in a White Sox uniform. McCann had a slash line of .289/.360/.536, hitting seven home runs and driving in 15 RBIs. He was behind the plate calling the game during Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter and had a great relationship with the pitching staff. Although ideally, the White Sox would love to keep him, the catcher does seem to be on his way out as he is looking for a full-time starting job.

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