DJ LeMaahieu would make a great addition to the Chicago White Sox infield.
The Chicago White Sox have a bunch of incredible players that are growing into their own. The core is young and talented which is a fantastic combination for a team looking to take the next step. A World Series contender could be on the horizon if they just make a couple more really smart moves. One player who might really be able to help them is DJ LeMahieu.
LeMahieu is coming off of a season in which he won the Batting Title, edging out Tim Anderson. In 2019, it was Anderson who edged out LaMehieu by a few hits. If they were both teammates, the White Sox offense would be even better than it already is.
LeMahieu actually got his career started across town with the Chicago Cubs. He only appeared in 37 games for them before they traded him away to the Colorado Rockies. After playing with them for seven years, he took himself as a free agent to the New York Yankees. With New York, he really had two great seasons and now he is a free agent again. He is 32 years old but still has a lot of great baseball play left in him.
LeMahieu is a guy who can play pretty much anywhere on the infield. Of course, the White Sox have Yoan Moncada at third, Tim Anderson at short, Nick Madrigal at second, and Jose Abreu at first. If they brought in LeMahieu, he could play second so they can trade Madrigal to someone for a great starting pitcher. They could also use LeMahieu at first base and make Jose Abreu a designated hitter. Either way, there are options for them if they were able to land a guy like this.
LeMahieu is getting a lot of interest from other teams around the league and rightfully so. His batting title-winning .364 average is something any good team would want. He could also hit for a decent amount of power has he had 10 home runs over the 50 games he played in last season. He also had 27 RBIs and 41 runs scored which showed how valuable he was to the Yankees’ success.
There is a reason he had a 2.8 WAR in such a short season. He was one of the three nominees for the American League MVP in 2020 because of how good he was. Of course, we know our Jose Abreu won it but LeMahieu came in third. This is a great player that would look great on the South Side of Chicago.