Chicago White Sox: Gavin Sheets owned the night on Tuesday

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The Chicago White Sox are going to be AL Central champions in 2021 because they have so many elite players. They also have a lot of depth players that have come in and made names for themselves. One of those players is Gavin Sheets. He has been sensational this season in AAA and in the MLB. On Tuesday night, he was one of the team’s best hitters which allowed them to win 9-3 over the Los Angeles Angels. 

Sheets went 3-4 with two runs scored, one home run, one double, and four RBIs. He was a triple away from the cycle which always means that you had a very good game. He was a big part of the offense that exploded for nine runs in the win.

You know you are a good team when your designated hitter batting eighth has games like this. He was in a little bit of a slump heading into this but he is heating up now. He has the power to be a consequential bat in the White Sox lineup. He should see plenty of at-bats down the stretch and there is a case for him to be made to see lots of time in the postseason.

Sheets has earned everything he has been given this season. He was crushing the ball in AAA before he was called up. Then, as the team got a bit healthier, he was sent down again for a bit but now he is back. Based on what he has proven, there is little that he can learn from being down there any longer. He should be on the MLB roster going forward.

Gavin Sheets has been everything the Chicago White Sox need and more in 2021.

Sheets was the designated hitter in this game but he has shown that he can play some first base and outfield as well. That makes him even more valuable as they try to get all of their best bats as many opportunities as possible. With a guy like Andrew Vaughn in the mix, there are plenty of different combos that could make this team successful.

It is really nice to see Gavin Sheets in the lineup on certain nights. Tony La Russa clearly has enough confidence in him to put him in some of these games. It will be interesting to see what his role is down the stretch. Sheets feels like one of those young players that could have a big moment in the playoffs.

He has shown to be a good hitter but he has also shown to be clutch. He can come through during the big moments which will be welcomed in October. Hopefully, Gavin can keep this up and be a big piece of the team going forward.

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