Yoan Moncada’s start to 2022 has been very interesting

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CHICAGO - MAY 14: Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the New York Yankees on May 14, 2022 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - MAY 14: Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the New York Yankees on May 14, 2022 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox fans will remember that the team began the new season without one of their star players, Yoan Moncada. He suffered an oblique strain on the final day of spring training and couldn’t play for quite a while.

He has since made his season debut and has had somewhat of an impact on the team so far in his still budding start.

Moncada made his debut on the 9th of May against the Cleveland Guardians. His first start of the season wasn’t a spectacular one as he went 1-4 at the plate.

His stats aren’t terribly impressive but that’s thanks to the fact that he has been out of the lineup for most of the season.

Right now, his batting average is .195 with 41 at-bats. He has driven in four runs on eight hits. Moncada has struck out 13 times and has four runs to his credit.

The Chicago White Sox needs a lot from Yoan Moncada this season to win games.

Speaking of the Yankees, Moncada’s first home run of the season came against the Yankees in a 15-7 loss last weekend. Moncada’s home run was a three-run blast that leveled the game up to seven apiece but New York eventually went on to win the game.

Moncada found himself sitting down in the White Sox game against the Yankees this Saturday due to some leg soreness but did step to take one at-bat and struck out. He also finished the game defensively at third base.

The White Sox were surely just trying to get a spark to help them overcome the deficit they faced against the Yankees. They ended up losing the game 7-5.

Hopefully, Moncada can keep healthy, get right, and perform at the level that we all know that he can perform at. He’s a vital part of this team and when he’s on and performing well, he can help this team win games.

It takes a little while for players to get warmed up and going strong (we have seen this with Jose Abreu’s start this season) but Moncada, with a few more at-bats under his belt, should be able to do some damage to opposing pitching soon. You can bet on it.

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