The Chicago White Sox is a very good baseball team. They have a double-digit lead in the American League Central Division. They win games in different ways but their mostly injured offense has supplemented their elite pitching just enough for most of the season.
Now, the offense is starting to catch up thanks to the health of some consequential players. There are some things still left to be worked out with injuries but they should be in good shape by the playoffs.
The question isn’t really whether or not the White Sox will win the division anymore. It is more about what their seed will be in the American League. With teams like the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros all playing very well, it should be a tight race for that down the stretch.
The pitching is going to be the biggest key to the postseason. They are hoping that their starting rotation of Carlos Rodon, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, and Dallas Keuchel can be good enough. They might use Keuchel as a bullpen piece and a four-man rotation but that is okay. He would join guys like Liam Hendriks, Craig Kimbrel, Michael Kopech, Aaron Bummer, Ryan Tepera, and Garrett Crochet amongst others.
The Chicago White Sox needs their offense to be at its best when they reach the playoffs.
If they all pitch the way that they have so far this season, the White Sox will be in good shape. They do, however, need their batting order to come through as well. If that happens, there is no doubt that they can win the World Series.
If they are going to get the most out of this group, they will need to make sure that they are put in a position to succeed. There are some parts of their lineup that are a lock but there are certainly some interchangeable parts. This is the perfect healthy playoff lineup: