The Chicago White Sox saw some rookies make major impacts in 2020.
It was a strange year. 2020 will be one that people around the world remember for a very long time for a lot of different reasons. On a much smaller scale, it is a season that baseball fans won’t be forgetting for a long time. COVID-19 hurt a lot of business in the country and Major League Baseball is one of them as it was only a 60 game season with no fans in attendance. The Chicago White Sox, however, made the best of it as it had one of its best seasons in a long time.
This was the season where a rebuild came together. You have seen it happen slowly with other Major League franchises over the last 20 years and now the White Sox are the latest example. It has been a long ride since they traded Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox to get this thing going but the rewards are about to be seen soon.
It already started in 2020 when they had their first winning season in eight years. They also made it into the playoffs for the first time in 12 years which was very cool to see. This is all a result of building it from the ground up and doing things the right way.
Young players have been the key to all of this. You rebuild by trading veterans with lots of value for young prospects and then developing those kids. The White Sox have done that very well in the last four years. 2020 was the year that a bulk of them came in and made an impact. Some have trickled in from 2017-2019 but 2020 is when the first big wave hit. These are the five rookies that were the most fun to watch this year: