White Sox News

3 reasons for Chicago White Sox bad offense to begin season

Apr 16, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) gestures after crossing home plate after hitting a two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) gestures after crossing home plate after hitting a two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 4
Next
Chicago White Sox, AJ Pollock
(Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

1. No Impact From Offseason Acquisitions

The Chicago White Sox are getting nothing from their offseason additions.

Rick Hahn took some heat this offseason for his additions to the roster, or lack thereof. One of the splashiest moves came in the form of AJ Pollock, who was traded from the Dodgers in exchange for Craig Kimbrel.

Pollock was seen as a stable offensive force who would finally plug the White Sox hole in right field. Things got off to a great start in the opening series against the Detroit Tigers. Pollock logged three hits on Opening Day, then another the following game.

Since then, Pollock is batting .000 with eight strikeouts and a single RBI. That RBI came on a weakly hit pop-up to shallow left field. Andrew Benintendi botched the throw home allowing Josh Harrison to score.

Josh Harrison is another name who has not done anything worthwhile at the plate since arriving in Chicago. He is batting just .086 with a .306 OPS. In his last seven games, Harrison is carrying a .048 OBP which is enough to make Cesar Hernandez look like a stud.

Pollock and Harrison are a combined 0-for-37 since each of their last hits three weeks ago in the opening series. The two need to pick it up and fast since they both figure to receive regular playing time as the season wears along.

If they don’t, it might be time to consider moving Burger over to second base when Moncada gets back or giving Danny Mendick more playing time.

facebooktwitterreddit