Chicago White Sox: 5 underrated heroes of the 2021 season

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Chicago White Sox, Brian Goodwin
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Brian Goodwin has earned his way with the Chicago White Sox this season. 

Brain Goodwin was picked up off of the scrap heap from the Chicago White Sox. After being released by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the White Sox signed him to a Minor League contract. He returned the favor by notching two hits, including a home run, five RBIs, and a walk in his first game with the White Sox.

Goodwin became the first player in White Sox history to record five RBIs in their team debut. Since that game, he has been a valuable member of the White Sox outfield. When Billy Hamilton and Adam Engel were hurt, Goodwin took over duties in centerfield. Goodwin has also served as an above-average defender in right field.

Goodwin has also provided some electric moments at the plate. On August 1st, he unleashed an epic bat flip after launching a walk-off home run against the Cleveland Indians. A few days later he hit a home run in extra innings at Wrigley Field against the Cubs to lead off the 10th inning.

His left-handed bat has been a breath of fresh air for a lineup full of righties. He has seven home runs and a .729 OPS. For a team that was riddled with injuries to their outfielders, Goodwin was a key piece in helping keep the team afloat.

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