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5 options for the Chicago White Sox designated hitter role

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The Chicago White Sox has two guys that can make the DH spot work well.

Gavin Sheets

Sheets is a promising prospect that has seen some time in the majors. His spring has been solid as he’s been up to bat 24 times and has six hits with three RBIs. His slash line through this Tuesday is .286/.375/.381.

Sheets had a decent showing last year coming in with a slash line of .250/.324/.506. He can crush the ball on a regular basis. He hit 11 home runs in 2021 to prove it. He just might be the White Sox’s top choice to play DH a majority of the time this season.

Andrew Vaughn

Vaughn’s position on the team is somewhat unsettled in terms of what position he will play. He can play first, third, or in the outfield. He’s kind of becoming a jack of all trades. I would suspect that when he’s not in the defensive lineup, Vaughn will be part of the designated hitter rotation the Sox put together.

So far, through Tuesday’s spring training games, he has a slash line of .467/.529/.667. Last season, he put together a slash line of .235/.309./396. Could he be a part of the answer at the designated hitter position for the Sox? Right now, Vaughn is suffering from a hip pointer and will be out till the start of the season.

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