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1 player from each NL West team for the White Sox to trade for

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres taps Mookier Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after tagging out on a double play during the first inning of a game at PETCO Park on April 16, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres taps Mookier Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after tagging out on a double play during the first inning of a game at PETCO Park on April 16, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Arizona Diamondbacks

The Chicago White Sox could try to land someone from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Like the Rockies, the Diamondbacks are terrible. They also seem to be in a full-scale rebuild. They did sign Mark Melancon which is sending mixed signals for a team not perceived to contend.

However, Melancon will likely be used as a trade chip come July in the hopes of netting some prospects for him. The most intriguing player on their roster for the White Sox to go after is Ketel Marte.

Marte has been on many White Sox fans’ wishes for a while now. It is easy to see why. In 2019 he was an All-Star and finished fourth in the MVP voting. Last season he hit .318, with 14 home runs and 50 RBIs. He also had a .909 OPS.

The beauty of Marte is he can play outfield and second base. He was primarily used as a center fielder in 2021 but played 20 games at second base. Marte has played more games at second base than any other position in his career, logging 279 games there.

He could provide the flexibility of Leury Garcia with more offensive upside. Marte has shown that he consistently hit for average. His career average is .318. The White Sox needs more hitters that can put the ball in play to balance the lineup.

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