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Chicago White Sox: Three prospects to trade for MLB help

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Chicago White Sox Gavin Sheets
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Gavin Sheets. 75. player. 128. . 1B. Chicago White Sox

The White Sox are pretty set at first base for a while. They have Jose Abreu coming off an MVP season in 2020. In addition to that, he has been the best player on the White Sox since he arrived on the scene in 2014. In addition to Abreu, the White Sox has some other options at first base. For one, Yasmani Grandal showed that he can play some White Sox first base during the 2020 season. Now, there is no James McCann this year so that probably won’t happen quite as much.

However, there is Andrew Vaugh whose natural position is first base. He might mostly be a designated hitter while Abreu is in the mix but he is the guy long term. That leaves little room for Gavin Sheets who is a first baseman himself. That is why the White Sox would be wise to move him if it means getting some help at other positions for their MLB lineup.

Sheets is currently listed as the number nine prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization. That is good for the fourth-highest position-playing prospect but as mentioned before, he is the second first baseman. He does have the potential to be a good Major League Baseball player but the opportunity might not come with the White Sox.

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If an offer comes in for any of these guys in order for the White Sox to add a good MLB player, they should really consider it. They are a deeper organization than they have ever been and now it is time to start winning. They don’t want to completely sell off the farm but they are going to need to add more MLB talent as the years go. In the meantime, it will be important to draft well and be smart with international free agents to keep their organization deep.

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