Three Chicago White Sox who’ll be gone by All-Star break
Danny Mendick might be up and down with the Chicago White Sox this season.
Danny Mendick is one of the most interesting players on the Chicago White Sox. He provides tremendous value to the team defensively but little to nothing offensively. He was a Gold Glove nominee in 2020 as a backup second baseman. It was a short 60 game season but the people voting clearly think he is a great defender. That makes sense but the White Sox might not have enough room on the roster by the All-Star break.
If he is on the playoff roster as a bench guy, that would make sense. He is great to put in defensively late in the game but the White Sox might want to get their best nine in on most days throughout the season.
Mendick would probably be on the team full-time if it weren’t for Eloy Jimenez’s injury. Now that his offense is out, they need to keep as many bats as they can. Tim Anderson going down for a bit made them call Mendick up. He has stayed now that Anderson is back and Nick Williams was the one who is gone. Once Adam Engel is back, however, Mendick is one of the candidates to be gone. By the All-Star break, that should be the case but we know he can be helpful sometime in the future.