The Chicago White Sox had a big week against the Minnesota Twins. They dominated their way to a three-game sweep and a season record of 8-1 over them. Gavin Sheets made his MLB debut this week and it was a lot of fun to watch. He really played well in AAA this season leading up to his call up so everything he is getting is deserved. He earned his way to the big leagues and has taken full advantage of his opportunity so far.
The Chicago White Sox saw Gavin Sheets have a fantastic start to his MLB career.
Sheets, three games into his career, has a .455 batting average and a 1.326 OPS. He collected his first career MLB hit in game one of his MLB career which was really cool. He also added his first career RBI in the same game and has a total of five now.
In his second career game, he hit his first career Major League home run. Based on the way he was hitting the ball, it was pretty clear that his first was coming before he actually did it. Even when he was fouling off baseballs, he was hitting it hard and driving it. Now that all of these “firsts” are out of the way, he can focus on continuing to play well in his MLB career.
Another element to the storyline is the fact that he has only played right field so far. He is naturally a first baseman which makes him yet another infielder who made his way to play outfield so far this season. He has looked great out there so far which is good for the White Sox in terms of team defense.
As long as he can continue to make the plays that he needs to make, they will be in good shape. They don’t need him to be a Gold Glove right fielder or anything like that. Andrew Vaughn has been a more than serviceable left fielder and proven that it can be done by the natural first basemen. Sheets is next in line to be doing that as well.
We can already tell that Gavin Sheets deserves to stay with the big club for a while. He doesn’t look out of place at all. There is no reason to take out the offense that he brings in favor of someone with a bigger name. He has done very well so far this season and taking him out would be a bad idea right now. When they get a bit healthier as a team, they will revisit things but he deserves to stay.