Chicago White Sox: This is the perfect 2021 starting lineup 2.0
3. Yasmani Grandal is one of the best and the Chicago White Sox needs him to be elite.
The Chicago White Sox are fortunate to have one of the best catchers in the world on their team. In any given year, he can be the number one best catcher but you are always locked into him being top three. He got off to a bit of a slow start with his new team in 2020 but really turned it on towards the end of the season and into the playoffs. He was one of the best players on the team in the postseason so that is a really good sign.
Grandal is one of the only players on the team that has deep playoff experience. He can be a huge piece to a wildly successful team every year. The White Sox need that now more than ever as James McCann is no longer there. They formed the best catching duo in the entire league last season but McCann took a deal with the New York Mets. McCann deserves all of what he got because he is awesome.
Now, the White Sox just needs the best version of Yasmani Grandal. There are backup options like Jonathan Lucroy and Zack Collins but Grandal is the guy. He is an elite pitch framer and one of the best offensive catchers going. He can also play some first base or DH on days that they want to rest his legs but have his bat.