Three players who could be the GOAT in Chicago White Sox history

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Chicago White Sox Yoan Moncada
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Yoan Moncada. 10. player. 128. . 3B. Chicago White Sox

Everything the White Sox have done so far in their rebuild along with everything they are going to do starts and ends with the Chris Sale trade that went down on December 6th, 2016. That was the day where it was clear that the White Sox were stripping their roster down to the core in an attempt to build it back up the right way. Well, Yoan Moncada was the prized possession that was returned in that trade.

He came over as a second baseman and he was the number one prospect in all of baseball. He had a rough full rookie season but he was elite in 2019. Then in 2020, amidst a COVID-19 diagnosis and the pandemic going on around him, he struggled. The rest of the team was powerful around him so you can only imagine what they can do if he gets back to that 2019 level.

There are a lot of studs in this White Sox organization but in order to be considered the GOAT of a franchise, you need to be significantly better at one thing than everyone else like Frank Thomas was at hitting or you need to be so elite at many things. Moncada is one of those guys who can win a Gold Glove and be a top-ten hitter in the same year. If he does that for 10 years and the White Sox do a lot of winning, he could be considered the GOAT one day.

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