Chicago White Sox: 4 trade candidates to fill in for Nick Madrigal

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Freddy Galvis

Freddy Galvis is an interesting option for the Chicago White Sox to consider.

Freddy Galvis came into the league in 2012 with Philadelphia with so much potential but never provided an OPS higher than .700. After bouncing around from the San Diego Padres to the Cincinnati Reds, Freddy Galvis improved slightly but never broke past a .750 OPS.

Through 56 games at 31, Galvis is driving the ball and getting on base. Despite his .255 batting average, he holds a .321 on-base percentage and a .464 slugging percentage. His OPS is at a career-high .784

He’s been even better in the past two weeks. In 12 games, Galvis has 11 hits. Three of them were home runs. His batting slash is .262/.340/.500, with an OPS of .840. While never recording a barrel percentage above 4.5%, Galvis is at 6%. In addition, he has hit 49 hard-hit balls, a pace set to surpass his career-high 150 hard-hit balls in 2019.

Defensively, Galvis is primarily a shortstop but has seen plenty of time at second. He also has a bit of left-field experience but it is not much. Once back at 100 percent, Galvis would most likely slide into the primary, middle infield backup role.

The White Sox saw Galvis up close last weekend when the Orioles came to town. He had an interesting series, recording only three hits in 14 at-bats but those three hits were home runs, two in one game.

Through Galvis’s first 27 games, he smacked 25 hits and had a slash of .281/.340/483. Although he does not get on base as nearly as much as Madrigal, Galvis has been putting up better numbers than Mendick across the board.