Former New York Mets outfielder was a free agent during the winter but hasn’t signed yet because of an injury. Any team that signed him before the 2022 MLB Draft would have lost a draft pick so it was fitting that nobody bit on it.
However, the draft was a few weeks ago now and Conforto is still unclaimed. He will return as a hitter around September which makes him less ideal than if he could play right now but it is something for the White Sox to consider.
This version of the team could afford to take a risk on a potentially big bat. He might come in and be awesome or he could be average. Either way would provide the White Sox offense with a little bit of depth as it has mostly struggled this season.
The Chicago White Sox should consider adding someone like Michael Conforto.
If Conforto came to the White Sox, he would probably get a fair amount of playing time right away. He can play in the outfield and hit pretty well as he has shown throughout his career up to this point. The White Sox did nothing for their offense at the deadline so this could be the move.
Guys in the past that have signed well into the season have all gone about it differently. They could sign a deal for the remainder of the season or they could opt for a multi-year contract.
In the case of Conforto and the White Sox, the best guess is that it would be for the rest of this season and then the more would be addressed after the year is over. Anything is possible but some things are more likely.
With Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, AJ Pollock, and Adam Engel in the mix amongst guys like Andrew Vaughn and Gavin Sheets, Conforto would add some really nice depth to the outfield. The offensive potential, however, is where he would really try to earn his money. It is definitely something for Rick Hahn and his staff to consider.