The 2022 season is underway. The Chicago White Sox embark on the 162-game campaign with championship aspirations. They dominated the American League Central last year, winning the division by 13 games. Few teams can match their potential star power heading into 2022.
The White Sox has a young exciting core made up of Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, Micheal Kopech, Dylan Cease, and Andrew Vaughn. They are going to be paired with a handful of battle-tested veterans such as Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal, Liam Hendriks, Lance Lynn, and Dallas Keuchel.
Some fresh faces will also be looking to make an impact. Former MLB All-Star Josh Harrison will take over the duties at second base while AJ Pollock figures to get the bulk of the time in right field.
The bullpen is also much improved. They added Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly to a bullpen that already features one of the best relievers in baseball in Liam Hendriks and one of the most underrated relievers in Aaron Bummer.
The Chicago White Sox have some weaknesses on their roster as good as it is.
This is not a team without flaws. The Houston Astros exposed a lot of them when they steamrolled the White Sox in the ALDS. The White Sox defense needed to be tightened up. Adding AJ Pollock in right field and a full season of Luis Robert should help with that. The White Sox also allowed a ton of stolen bases.
By trading for Reese McGuire, the White Sox got a guy that threw out 35 percent of would-be base stealers last season. That is a significant upgrade over Zack Collin’s 17 percent mark last season.
Even with these additions the White Sox still have some flaws. Some of them are correctable others are just bad luck. Here are the three biggest weaknesses for the 2022 season: