The Chicago White Sox 2022 Opening Day lineup will look much different than it did a year ago. When the White Sox took the field against the Los Angeles Angels last April, Tony La Russa’s first regular-season lineup looked like this:
1 Tim Anderson – SS
2 Adam Eaton – RF
3 Jose Abreu – 1B
4 Yoan Moncada – 3B
5 Yasmani Grandal – C
6 Leury Garcia – LF
7 Luis Robert – CF
8 Zach Collins – DH
9 Nick Madrigal – 2B
Adam Eaton was DFAed in July and Nick Madrigal was traded in August. After an explosive 2020 season, the White Sox offense fell back slightly in 2021.
As a team they batted .256 collectively which ranked 5th in the MLB. They also scored 796 runs which was the seventh-highest total in the MLB. However, their 190 home runs placed them at 19th in the league.
The White Sox will presumably have a healthy Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert inserted into the lineup for a full season which should help the power numbers. They will also be joined by a fresh new face.
The Chicago White Sox will have a slightly different lineup for the 2022 season.
On Saturday, the White Sox agreed to a one-year deal with a 2023 club option with Josh Harrison. Harrison is the front runner to be the White Sox starting second baseman. Hopefully, there are more moves to follow specifically an upgrade in right field.
However, if there is not the White Sox still boasts a very deep lineup. They have a good combination of power and speed across the board. Anytime you have a batting champion and former MVP in the same lineup you are usually in pretty good shape.
Here is the ideal White Sox lineup with Josh Harrison inserted in it: