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This is the perfect Chicago White Sox lineup with Josh Harrison

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Josh Harrison #1 of the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 17, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Josh Harrison #1 of the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 17, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Yasmani Grandal
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5. Yasmani Grandal C

Yasmani Grandal is the perfect catcher for the Chicago White Sox right now.

After Jose Abreu clears the base paths and drives in all the runs somebody needs to get another rally started. That is why Yasmani Grandal slots in perfectly at the five spot in the order.

Grandal does not hit for average. But when he can do is get on base and hit home runs at a high clip.

Grandal led the White Sox with a 23.2 walk rate. His 87 walks led the White Sox and were seventh in the MLB, despite the fact that he only played in 93 games due to injury. He also owned a stellar .940 OPS

The White Sox also averaged the most runs per inning when Yasmani Grandal was leading off. His lack of speed and high strikeout rate makes it hard to justify him batting first in the order, which is why the fifth spot is the best role for him.

He can serve as a second table-setter while also being able to dish out power in the middle of the lineup. He hit 23 home runs which ranked second on the team. That total would have been higher had he not been hampered by knee problems.

He was beginning to heat up in September. He batted .320 with a .470 OBP. If he can carry that over to 2022, the White Sox lineup will be very difficult for opposing pitchers to navigate.

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