The Chicago White Sox are a loaded team. They are loaded all across the board both in pitching and in batting they are deep. They have some of the finest batting talents in the league.
Just look at their lineup and you will see that it’s full of players that can make an impact. All the way from the first spot down, there are some big hitters on this team and they are ready to show their stuff once the start of the 2022 Major League Baseball season comes.
So how do we know that the White Sox have a lot of depth in their lineup? If the lineup shakes out the way that we think it will, third baseman Yoan Moncada could end up batting sixth. Moncada is one of the better hitters on the team so to have him at sixth in the lineup shows just what kind of power comes ahead of him.
Moncada’s stats from 2021 are solid. He was at bat 520 times, belted 14 home runs, and had 74 runs batted in on 137 hits. His slash line for last year was .263/.375/.412. Being a fairly consistent hitter is another trademark that Moncada has.
If Yoan Moncada is batting sixth for the White Sox, that means they are amazing.
With someone as good as Moncada potentially batting sixth in the lineup, it goes to show you just how deep the White Sox lineup really is. Think about the five guys that could potentially be ahead of him.
There are power hitters such as Jose Abreu, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert and Yasmani Grandal. Then you have reliable hitters like Tim Anderson. Those players represent one of the strongest batting lineups in the Major Leagues.
If everything goes the way that so many people think it will, the White Sox will have one of the best overall teams as well. Health will be a huge factor as to whether or not the depth in this lineup stays consistent.
Last year, Robert, Jimenez, and Grandal all missed significant time. Should either one of them get hurt again this year, the White Sox do have some depth on the team and in the minors that they can call upon to make up for any short-term loss to an injury.
Long-term injuries, depending on how many there are if there are any, could cause this team some trouble. Let’s hope that they don’t end up having a slew of injuries like they did last season. Even though several players were hurt, that didn’t affect the Sox a lot because of the great depth that they had.
They are truly one of the deepest teams in the league in the batter’s box. From one to six in the batting order and even past six, they are solid. Now, if they can turn this depth into a strong offense and win 90 plus games, they should easily be able to make the playoffs and get far in them.