Chicago White Sox: 3 players to call up in September
Gavin Sheets would provide really nice bench power for the Chicago White Sox.
Gavin Sheets has baseball in his blood. His father Larry Sheets was a former big leaguer with the Baltimore Orioles. Sheets made his dad proud when he was called up. The 6-5 left-hander tapped into his power and launched six home runs in 29 games with the White Sox. Sheets contributed to the lineup right of the bat.
He singled on the second pitch he saw during his first career at-bat. In the third inning, he notched his first career RBI and tied the game. Later, he hit an RBI double making him the first White Sox player since Craig Wilson to have multiple hits and RBIs in his Major League debut.
He followed that up the night by hitting his first career home run. Sheets had a knack for big home runs. He hit a home run while playing in front of a collection of his hometown family and friends in Baltimore. On July 19th, he thrilled the Chicago fans with a walk-off home run to complete a come-from-behind win over the Twins.
The White Sox couldn’t ask much more of Sheets who had 16 RBIs and a .776 OPS. His production hasn’t dropped in Charlotte either. While in the minors, he is hitting .300/.360/.515. Sheets is a nice left-handed power bat that can come off the bench in September. In a White Sox lineup full of righties, it is nice to balance out the lineup with some more lefties that hit for power.