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White Sox: 4 All-Stars that could be traded to Chicago

DENVER, COLORADO - JULY 13: American League All-Stars Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals, Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays and Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox celebrate after defeating the National League team during the 91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Coors Field on July 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The American League team won 5-2. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - JULY 13: American League All-Stars Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals, Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays and Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox celebrate after defeating the National League team during the 91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Coors Field on July 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The American League team won 5-2. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images) /
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Adam Frazier

Adam Frazier would make perfect sense for the Chicago White Sox this season.

The White Sox saw enough of Adam Frazier in their two-game mini-series against the Pirates. Frazier killed the Sox going 1-for-3 in the first game with an RBI, walk, and two runs scored. In the second game, he was 2-for-5 with a home run.

Frazier is a perfect replacement for Nick Madrigal. Like Madrigal, he hits for contact and puts the ball in play. This season Frazier is hitting .330 with four home runs, 29 RBIs, and a .860 OPS. These numbers were good enough to earn him a trip to his first All-Star Game. He started at second base for the National League. Adam Frazier had one hit in two at-bats in the Midsummer Classic.

Like Escobar, Frazier would plug a hole at second base. Unlike Escobar, Frazier has years left on his contract making his price tag a little higher. The Pirates are cellar-dwellers so they may be inclined to trade him and speed up their rebuild. The problem is that they want a big return for Frazier that would require the White Sox to give up someone such as Garrett Crochet. A talented young arm like Crochet probably isn’t worth it especially considering that Nick Madrigal will be returning next season.

If the White Sox wants to go all-in on the World Series in 2021, then Frazier is a perfect player to add. But if the goal is for sustained excellence like Rick Hahn has mentioned on numerous occasions, then overpaying for a player that just made his first All-Star team probably isn’t a recipe for success.

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