The Chicago White Sox should consider adding Yoeenis Cespedes to their roster.
The Chicago White Sox already signed a Cespedes family member earlier in the month when they signed Yoelqui Cespedes. He was the number one international free agent before the White Sox got him. He has to wait until the date in January that he is allowed to sign but it is going to be the White Sox. It is unclear exactly when he is going to make his MLB debut but it is certainly something to look forward to.
In the meantime, the White Sox should consider his older half brother. Yoenis Cespedes, in free agency for 2021. He is currently waiting to be signed by an MLB team and the White Sox would be a great fit. Cespedes has been a great MLB player that has dealt with some injuries but could still have some good play left in him at 35 years old.
Cespedes’ top career moment might be when he won the MLB Home Run Derby in back to back years. He defeated former Chicago White Sox third baseman, Todd Frazier, in the second of the two Derbys that he won. Those were some great moments in the middle of his prime. He is probably not going to be that good ever again but he still might provide value.
Cespedes has one Gold Glove, two appearances in the All-Star Game, and one Silver Slugger Award. He has a career .273/.327/.497 with an OPS of .824. He has hit 165 home runs and has 528 RBIs in 834 games played. His career WAR of 21.6 is certainly good and one he should be proud of. If he came to the White Sox right now, he probably wouldn’t have numbers similar to his career averages but he still could be good.
The White Sox probably have their outfield set. They are going to have Eloy Jimenez in left, Luis Robert in center, and Adam Eaton in right. With all of that in mind, Cespedes could be a good defensive replacement for Jimenez late in a game or be the starter there from time to time while Jimenez is the DH. No matter what role he would have, there might be some good to come from adding him. It would be especially cool for the family if both of these guys were there for a bit.