Nicholas Castellanos would be a perfect Chicago White Sox outfielder in 2021.
The Chicago White Sox has something that Nicholas Castellanos might want (besides a World Series contender). That is playing in the city of Chicago. When he was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2019 from the Detroit Tigers, he went off. You can argue he was the Cubs’ best player down the stretch that season as he hit 16 home runs in 51 games (he only had 11 in 100 with Detroit).
His time with the Reds hasn’t been as successful so far so coming back to Chicago might help. He was also a “White Sox killer” when he was with the Tigers. He loved playing against them and seemed to do damage every time he was in their park. Based on the way he played with the Cubs and against the White Sox, you have to wonder if he just feels good about the city.
Giving up two lower-level prospects for him would be worth it right now. Micker Adolfo and Zack Burdi could go on to be great players but there isn’t much room for them on this roster right now. Castellanos would go right in for Jimenez and do an okay job in his place until he comes back. We have seen the numbers he is capable of putting up in the past and they are encouraging.
As mentioned before, we don’t know if the White Sox are going to make a trade for this or not. We do know, however, that they need to figure something out. There is too much talent to just let anybody play that position and have that spot in the lineup.