Opening Day is finally upon us. The Chicago White Sox enter the 2022 campaign with lofty expectations. Last season, Tony La Russa’s squad cruised into the postseason after winning the American League Central Division by a wide 13 game margin. They are once again projected to take the AL Central crown.
This comes as no surprise. Few teams can match their potential star power. In fact, eight White Sox players were featured on MLB Networks’ Top 100 players. MLB.com released their top 10 players at each position and once again the White Sox were well represented.
Jose Abreu was ranked as the eighth-best first baseman and the 45th best player in the MLB. Tim Anderson was the White Sox’s highest-ranked player at 31 overall. He came in as the eighth-best shortstop in baseball.
Yoan Moncada was ranked as the ninth-best third baseman and the 82nd best player overall. Yasmani Grandal was listed as the second-best catcher in baseball. He came in at 55 in the MLB’s top 100 rankings of all players.
The Chicago White Sox have legit talent all over the field going into 2022.
Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito each cracked the top 10 starting pitchers list. Giolito was ranked 10th and 85th while Lynn got pegged as the seventh-best starting pitcher and the 51st best player in the MLB.
Liam Hendriks was named the second-best reliever in baseball and also got the 59th spot on the Top 100. Luis Robert was named the 50th best player in the MLB, which was also good enough for the fifth-best centerfielder in baseball.
After flaming out in the ALDS, the White Sox are hungry for more. There is a lot to like about this White Sox team. Here are their three biggest strengths heading into the 2022 season: