White Sox Report Cards: Player grades half-way through

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 29: Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox and Zack Collins #21 of the Chicago White Sox discuss after the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 29, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 29: Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox and Zack Collins #21 of the Chicago White Sox discuss after the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 29, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Jose Abreu
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Infield

The Chicago White Sox infield has elite players that can also do a little bit better.

Jose Abreu – C+

A lot of players would love to have the season that Jose Abreu is having. He is an elite RBI machine which is something the White Sox love having in the middle of their starting lineup. The reason Grandal gets a C+ grade is because of the standard he has set for himself. He is the reigning American League MVP and we all know he can be better than what he has been so far this season. Expect a big second half for him.

Nick Madrigal – B

Nick Madrigal is out for the season due to injury. It was a tough blow to the White Sox infield that they are currently trying to fix right now. Of all the injuries they have sustained so far this season, this seems to be the one they are the most eager to fix via trade. The only reason Madrigal isn’t getting an A is that he got hurt. He was on pace to have a magnificent season. Hopefully, the rehab goes well and he makes it back in time for Spring Training with no issues.

Tim Anderson – B

Tim Anderson is one of the team’s leaders. There is no doubt that he is one of the very best shortstops in Major League Baseball right now. His hitting isn’t as hot as we would like it to be which is why he gets the B instead of an A. Like Abreu, you can expect Anderson to have a monster second half of the season.

Yoan Moncada – A

Yoan Moncada, despite a recent slump, has mostly been the team’s best player all season long. He ranks third in all of baseball in on-base percentage. He also plays a supreme defensive third base. He does get hit with small injuries a little bit too much but when he is on the field, he is a game-changer. He doesn’t feel as impactful as the home run hitters but he is the most impactful player on the team right now when he is on his game. He isn’t flashy or anything like that either (on the field) so people might not realize how good he actually is until they look at the numbers.

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