On Wednesday night, Gavin Sheets hit a home run for the second night in a row. He is currently red hot at the plate which is very good news for the Chicago White Sox. He is the type of kid that just has so much power.
His home run for the White Sox on Wednesday was one that really got the White Sox going in the game as they took a 2-0 lead. From there, they never relinquished the lead over the Cincinnati Reds and eventually won the game 6-1. It has been an outstanding start to the career of Gavin Sheets.
Sheets earned his opportunity to play Major League Baseball this season. He wasn’t someone that people would consider a top-of-the-line prospect before the season started but he is becoming that. His elite start to the AAA season earned him a call-up and he took advantage of the chance.
Now, it seems like Sheets is a lock to make the postseason roster. He can play multiple positions including the designated hitter spot so he is useful in many different ways. Tony La Russa has so many great players at his disposal which is why the White Sox are in the position that they are in.
Gavin Sheets has the potential to be a special playoff star for the Chicago White Sox.
When it comes to the playoffs, Sheets has the makeup of an “unlikely hero”. He wasn’t expected to play in the league at all this year and now he may be in the lineup for playoff games. Those types of heroes come out of nowhere every year. Sheets can be that guy.
At some point during the playoffs, there is going to be a big home run or a big run-scoring hit. Gavin Sheets is someone who can do those things. He has hit some big-time home runs already this season and it hasn’t even phased him. Playing in the postseason is nerve-wracking for everyone but it might especially be for a rookie.
However, Sheets seems like the type of kid that is always calm. That is why he is the perfect candidate to be that unlikely hero. When we say unlikely, it is because the big hits usually come from Jose Abreu, Luis Robert, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, or Yasmani Grandal. Those are the team’s best players.
With Sheets getting good pitches because he is surrounded by those guys, expect him to have a few big hits in the postseason. If he hits a game-winning home run late in a ballgame, nobody should be at all surprised. That might be just what the White Sox need in order to win it all.