Chicago White Sox: 3 players that might not make playoff roster

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Chicago White Sox, Danny Mendick
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The Chicago White Sox won’t need Danny Mendick when the playoffs come around.

The Chicago White Sox have been up and down with Danny Mendick all season long. He has been good at times but his bat does not match his glove. He is very reliable out there in the field but he doesn’t give up what you need with his bat. He only has a batting average of .220 which isn’t very good, even for the era where batting average doesn’t mean much anymore. His OPS is only .589 which means that almost none of his hits are of the consequential variety.

As mentioned before, Mendick is a good fielder but the White Sox have other great fielders on the team that aren’t always in the starting lineup. He may be a good player to have in later rounds if there are injuries but he will likely not be one of the roster players when the playoffs begin.

When it comes to the infield defensively, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, and Cesar Hernandez will handle those duties on a starter basis. Leury Garcia is the top guy to play one of those positions should someone get hurt. It is good to have this much depth but don’t expect to see many depth players for no reason during the playoffs. Mendick is a valuable player in the organization but there is just not enough room right now to keep them all. Hopefully, they do a lot of winning in the postseason regardless of who they keep.

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