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Chicago White Sox: Underrated outfielders to consider via trade

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 05: Jake Marisnick #6 of the Chicago Cubs reacts hits a two run home run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on May 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 05: Jake Marisnick #6 of the Chicago Cubs reacts hits a two run home run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on May 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Jake Marisnick
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6. player. 9. . OF. Chicago Cubs. Jake Marisnick

Jake Marisnick has earned a look from a contending team like the Chicago White Sox.

To be clear, the White Sox would have to wait until Jake Marisnick is back from a small injury to acquire him. Replacing two injured outfielders with someone who is also injured doesn’t sound smart but Marisnick is going to be back very soon. You can probably expect the White Sox to wait a bit to make a move like this anyway and Marisnick will be all the way back by that point.

Marisnick spent the early part of his career with the Miami Marlins before playing with the Houston Astros for parts of six years. He had a cup of coffee with the New York Mets after that before making his way to the Chicago Cubs in 2021. In a short time with the Cubs, he has been one of their best offensive players while supplying some great defense.

He is currently slashing .264/.350/.623 with an OPS of .973. Some of those numbers may come down but if brought just a little bit of that to the White Sox, he would be a great replacement for some of their all-star outfielders that are on the shelf. Those guys will be back eventually and Marisnick would then become a very nice bench piece.

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