3 Chicago White Sox players that could be All-Stars in 2022
By Chip Egan
Last season, the Chicago White Sox had four players make the All-Star Game and if things go according to plan this season (if there is a season) there could be several new players making it to the mid-summer classic.
Tim Anderson was the only position player to make the American League squad in 2021 while Lance Lynn, Liam Hendriks, and Carlos Rodon all were added to the pitching staff. Anderson’s return to the game could be tough with the likes of Xander Bogaerts and Bo Bichette also at the position in the AL.
Lynn made his second All-Star team and did so while putting together one of the best seasons of his career, recording his lowest ERA at 2.69 and fewest walks with only 45 in 157 innings.
Hendriks was the top closer in baseball and took home the American League Reliever of the Year Award for the second consecutive season. Rodon put together his best season heading into free agency which included a no-hitter against Cleveland.
Lucas Giolito, Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal, and Craig Kimbrel have been All-Stars during their careers so the White Sox have a number of players who are capable of making a return trip to the game. However, there are a couple of players to keep an eye on who are capable of making their first appearances.
The Chicago White Sox could have some first-time MLB All-Stars in 2022.
Many different players put up some good numbers last season and will be counted on to make major contributions to the club this season. If each lives up to their potential, there could be a few making plans for Dodger Stadium in July: