Danny Mendick is okay but he shouldn’t be on the Chicago White Sox right now.
Danny Mendick has actually been pretty solid in his limited playing time this season. He is batting .250 with three RBIs, a home run, and a .818 OPS.
Unfortunately for Mendick, his lack of playing time and Tony La Russa’s fondness for Leury Garcia are all signs that he will be the odd man out once Yoan Moncada returns from injury.
It is understandable considering Mendrick is a career .239 hitter with a .651 OPS. He can do the little things well and plays multiple positions which is why he carved out a roster spot to start the season. In 2022 he has already spent time at second base, third base, shortstop, and left field.
If Josh Harrison continues to struggle, Mendick could find a way to stick in the big leagues but seeing that Harrison was brought in during free agency suggests his grace period will be a bit longer than Mendick’s.
Just last season, Medick was assigned to Triple-A Charlotte on May 3rd. After being recalled on August 12th, he was optioned back down just a day later. He was recalled once again on August 15th only to be optioned back down 11 days later.
He was recalled for a final time on August 31st and then optioned back down on September 13th. His frequent bouncing up and down between Charlotte and Chicago makes him expendable.