Chicago White Sox: Three takeaways from first exhibition game

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Chicago White Sox Adam Engel
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2. Adam Engel could be a big piece to the Chicago White Sox 2021 depth.

The Chicago White Sox has a loaded core. Everyone is excited for players like Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, Luis Robert, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez amongst others. Well, in order to be a World Series team, you absolutely need a lot of depth. The White Sox are a team that can have that if the right players play the right way. One of those players is Adam Engel. Before the game started, he was already pegged as an underrated player that you should be watching.

Well, he started his spring off with a home run. We know about how his offense has bloomed over the years but he is still seen as someone who is there for his defense. That is fair because he isn’t an MVP offensively like some of his teammates and he does play magnificent defense. However, there is no denying what he has been doing with his bat lately.

A lot of people assume that Adam Eaton is the right fielder for this team in 2021. Well, that shouldn’t be a lock by any means. Yeah, they paid him to come in and be the right fielder but they should be playing the better player most of the time. Engel was significantly better than Eaton in 2020 and looks like he is ready to pick up right where he left off.