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Chicago White Sox: 3 trade packages for Eduardo Escobar

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 17: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks crosses home plate to score against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on June 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 17: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks crosses home plate to score against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on June 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Luis Gonzalez
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Luis Gonzalez has been a good player for the Chicago White Sox organization.

Luis Gonzalez is the No. 10 ranked prospect in the organization according to MLB.com. He just recorded his first major league hit for the White Sox on June 23rd. Gonzalez is a left-handed bat that possesses above-average speed. He has the tools to be a solid MLB player but struggled in Triple-A this season hitting just .197. The only reason the White Sox called him up was due to the White Sox outfielders dropping like flies. With the outfield ranks thin, Gonzalez got the call.

Replacing Gonzalez with Escobar would give the White Sox an established major leaguer. It is also a massive upgrade in power. Gonzalez is a very pull happy hitter. In the minor leagues, he tried to show off his power and his aggressive approach did not end with good results. Scouts grade Gonzalez’s power as average at best and he is better when he is trying to hit line drives.

Escobar would be able to fill the hole in right field until Adam Engel, Adam Eaton, or Billy Hamilton are healthy enough to return. Then, he would be able to take over at second base. The Diamondbacks would be getting a major league-ready player with some tools and upside, which is worth it considering they only have a few months remaining on Escobar’s deal.

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