The Chicago White Sox have a couple of players that have redeemed themselves.
There are a few Chicago White Sox players that have redeemed themselves this year but some stick out more than others. In order to be on this list, you need to have had a tough 2021 season just to follow it up with a solid 2022 season.
If you asked a Chicago White Sox fan about Jimmy Lambert coming into the 2022 season, they would have no expectations for him whatsoever because of his not-so-great 2021 season. However, he has proved a lot of people wrong with his play so far this season.
So far this season, he has a 2.73 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched. He is a starter by trade but has redeemed himself by pitching well out of the bullpen this year. He isn’t a really high leverage guy yet but in the situations that they have put him in, he has succeeded.
The Chicago White Sox got almost nothing out of Eloy Jimenez in 2021. He was injured for most of the season and he wasn’t himself when he came back. Things have been different here in 2022. He was out for a while again this year but it wasn’t nearly as long as the year prior.
He has also been sensational with his bat since coming back. The home run numbers are down a little bit but he has been a spark in the middle of the lineup for most of the games that he has played in.
He should be happy with this year but 2023 should have a focus on staying healthy and hitting more home runs. If he can do that for a full season, he could be considered one of the best hitters in the league.