Danny Mendick would make a great backup infielder for the Chicago White Sox.
In 2020, Danny Mendick was a very important piece to the depth of the Chicago White Sox. He was nominated for a Gold Glove at second base as a backup player. That says a lot about how he was able to handle himself as a defender on a very good baseball team.
He isn’t known to be a big-time hitter but he was actually pretty good. He slashed .260/.292./.404 with an OPS of .696. They aren’t great numbers but they are certainly fine for a player who “can’t hit”. He was sent down to the alternate site in favor of Jake Lamb who is backing up Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Nick Madrigal in the infield. Leury Garcia is also an option to play on the infield this year.
If any of them goes down or the defense continues to be a nightmare, they will consider bringing up Mendick. As mentioned before, he is outstanding with his glove and would make a phenomenal defensive replacement late in the ballgame. The White Sox needs all hands on deck to be good this season and Mendick has already proved that he can help with that.
We don’t know how long it will be before the White Sox starts using the alternate site as a feeder for the MLB team but it should come at some point. They can’t afford that many more injuries but it is nice to have a little bit of depth. Hopefully, this alternate site squad can continue to get better so the MLB squad can benefit from it.