Chicago White Sox: Three players to consider trading before season

Vincent Parise
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Adam Engel #15 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Leury García #28 after he hit a home run off of Jesus Luzardo #44 of the Oakland Athletics in the second inning of game one of their wild card series at RingCentral Coliseum on September 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Adam Engel #15 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Leury García #28 after he hit a home run off of Jesus Luzardo #44 of the Oakland Athletics in the second inning of game one of their wild card series at RingCentral Coliseum on September 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Leury Garcia
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player. 128. . INF/OF. Chicago White Sox. Leury Garcia. 28

The Chicago White Sox have something similar to Engel in Leury Garcia. The only difference is that Garcia can play the infield and outfield. He is the ultimate bench utility guy. Obviously, the White Sox can’t trade all of these guys because you need to be deep on your bench to make a World Series run. However, this organization is very deep now and it is getting better every day.

If a team felt like they needed their own utility guy, they might be willing to add Garcia. He could net the White Sox a depth piece that fits their needs even more. Everyone is always looking for more starters and bullpen pieces to improve their chances to win. Garcia might be a guy that can help them with that.

Garcia is a fine defensive player and he can also hit well too. In 2020, he slashed .271/.317/.441 with an OPS of .758. He hit 3 home runs, had 8 RBIs, and 6 runs scored. Those aren’t bad numbers for a guy who didn’t play all that much this season. We all knew right away that we wanted Nick Madrigal to play second base over him but that doesn’t mean that he is a bad depth piece. If someone wanted to give the White Sox what they needed and take him back, it should be considered.

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