Chicago White Sox: 3 players the team should try to keep

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Chicago White Sox, Billy Hamilton
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The Chicago White Sox could use Billy Hamilton for the 2022 season if he is willing.

The Chicago White Sox isn’t a team loaded with speed on the bench. Guys like Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Adam Engel are fast but they have a lot more skills than just speed. Billy Hamilton is able to provide some good fielding and a big hit every now and then but his biggest asset is game-breaking speed. When he is on the base paths, he is dangerous.

Hamilton received a chance with the White Sox due to some injuries sustained to outfielders this year. Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Adam Engel all missed a lot of time this year and Hamilton was one of many players that stepped up in their absence. He had some big defensive plays that included a couple of game-saving diving catches and some big hits in clutch moments.

It was fun seeing someone like Tim Anderson talk Hamilton up and call him “Billy the Hitter” instead of just considering him someone that is only there to steal bases. That is his best role but it was awesome to see Billy have as much fun as he did. He would be a perfect player to have on the bench for the 2022 season.