Last week, Major League Baseball announced the nominees for the Gold Glove Award at each position in both the National League and American League. The Chicago White Sox had exactly zero nominees. That is not a good look.
To be honest, they don’t deserve any nominees. They were one of the worst defensive teams in the league so this isn’t much of a surprise to anyone who follows this team or the league closely.
There are plenty of players on this White Sox team, however, that are more than capable of at least being nominated for a Gold Glove. Everyone underperformed offensively which stole the headlines this year but their gloves need to be better too.
In 2023, you can bet that there will be an emphasis on this stuff. They can’t continue to give up outs because of mistakes defensively. These are the three players that might be able to help the White Sox get out of this defensive slump by getting nominated for a Gold Glove in 2023:
1. Luis Robert
Luis Robert has a chance to be an elite defender again for the Chicago White Sox.
A new manager is going to do wonders for Luis Robert. We are going to see him show up in 2023 both healthy and motivated. His wrist was injured at the end of the 2022 season and the team did a horrible job handling it.
He makes his money with his bat because he has proven at a young age that he can be an elite hitter but he needs to get back to that level when he is healthy. However, he is one of the few White Sox players to actually have a Gold Glove win under his belt.
We all know that Robert can be an elite defensive player in centerfield and that can lead to him being a nominee for a Gold Glove once again. Health is going to be a major key.