The Chicago White Sox could give Gavin Sheets a change of scenery soon.
Gavin Sheets burst onto the scene last season. The 26-year-old batted .250 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in just 54 games. He even snagged a spot on the playoff roster. During the postseason, he was one of the few bright spots for the White Sox. He went 4-for-12 with a home run and a double.
The White Sox would have been better off trading Gavin Sheets this offseason while his stock was still high. This year major league pitchers have adjusted to him and it shows. He is batting just .206. His power has also evaporated. Sheets has just four home runs in 131 at-bats this season.
What makes Sheets valuable is that he is a left-handed power bat. When he does connect with the ball it explodes off the bat. None of his four home runs have been cheap. But with Jake Burger and Andrew Vaughn in the middle of breakout seasons, there is simply no good spot for him on the major league roster. Sheet’s left-handed pop would play especially well in the Bronx.
Will Sheets alone be enough to snag Andujar? Probably not. But considering both players’ stock is down at the moment, it is worth an ask.