8. The Chicago White Sox lineup is a lot different from when Adam Eaton last played for them.
The Chicago White Sox had a lot of rumors swirling about who their new right-fielder was going to be. It was clear that the Nomar Mazara experiment was a failure so they let him go. Instead of signing one of the big free agent right fielders that were out there, they went with an old friend named Adam Eaton. He is back to try and bring some more help to the White Sox organization.
Eaton was traded away to the Washington Nationals in 2016 and the White Sox returned Lucas Giolito, Dane Dunning, and Reynaldo Lopez. It was a fantastic trade for both sides as the Sox had some new arms to develop (which they did) and the Nationals won the World Series with Eaton. Now, the White Sox are hoping that they can get their championship out of the deal.
Eaton certainly isn’t going to be betting first as he did back in the day. There might be a game or two where he hits first or second but the eight-spot is perfect for him. In this spot of the order, he will certainly be able to hit for contact with some of the power bats that come ahead of him. Eaton is going to play right field for most of the season. He may platoon at times with Adam Engel but you can expect to get a healthy dose of Adam Eaton this season.