White Sox Report Cards: Player grades half-way through
The Chicago White Sox are officially halfway through the 2021 season. It has been a grind due to a lot of different things but they made it with a 49-32 record and a 6.0 lead in the American League Central Division. They did all of this with crazy injuries to key players on the team. Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Nick Madrigal are all incredibly talented and important players that are just gone for significant stretches of time.
They have also had lesser injuries to key players as well. Studs like Tim Anderson, Lance Lynn, Adam Eaton, Adam Engel, Billy Hamilton, and Michael Kopech have all had stints on the injured list. There have also been little injuries that took a few days to players like Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. All in all, it is very rare to see a first-place team go through what the White Sox have gone through and survive.
All Chicago White Sox fans should be happy with the way things have gone in 2021.
There is a long way to go to get to game 162 but they are only going to get healthier as time goes on. They might even make a trade or two to supplement the team and get themselves over the edge. They firmly believe that they are World Series contenders in the American League and they have every reason to believe that.
After one-half of a season, it is fair to give them report cards. Every player that has played a majority of the season is going to get one here. The new prospects that have recently been called up are not going to get graded as the sample size is too small. The players who have been on the injured list since April or earlier will be omitted as well. For all of the players deserving of a grade, you might find them to be pretty fair.