The Chicago White Sox made an announcement on Wednesday that should intrigue a lot of fans. They revealed the 2022 Player Development Staff that will be involved with the team this year. There are some great people involved that will surely help the White Sox improve as an organization.
Everyone named works under Chris Getz who oversees the team’s Minor League operations and player development system. Getz has been involved with the organization for a long time now and a lot of good has come as a result of his work.
The most notable addition is a familiar face in Nicky Delmonico. He is going to make his pro coaching debut in 2022 in the role of the Winston-Salem hitting coach. From 2017 to 2020, he played in 158 games with the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox is bringing Nicky Delmonico back into the organization.
This is a great opportunity for the Chicago White Sox organization and Delmonico as a person. He knows what it is like to grind his way to a cup of coffee in the Major Leagues. He is going to have a chance to work with some talented young players that want to do what he did even better.
The White Sox are an elite team at the MLB level. They have superstars at multiple positions which is a big part of their winning recipe. They have outstanding pitching but the offense is what they need to elevate in order to take the next step as a franchise.
It all starts at the bottom. Yes, it is nice to have success at the MLB level but you need the Minor Leagues to stay strong in order to have sustained success. Delmonico has a chance to impact that with the young hitters in A ball.
This was a very important day for more than just Delmonico. The entire organization has its coaches and development staff in place for the teams involved. As mentioned before, that is critical for this team if they want to keep winning at the MLB level.
When players get hurt or move on, the MilB is the easiest way to find replacements that are ready to go. Keeping the farm strong could avoid any team from seeing the bottom fall out during the season. We can only hope that the people named/recognized on Wednesday can do the right thing for the young players that continue to flutter in.