2. Yoan Moncada
The Chicago White Sox needs Yoan Moncada to have a huge 2023 in every way.
The Chicago White Sox didn’t see much of anything offensively from Yoan Moncada in 2022. He was one of the worst hitters in the American League all season long. He was somewhat hurt for a large portion of the year but that doesn’t excuse him from how bad he was with his bat.
He was also very good with his glove at third base. His WAR was 1.0 which tells you how good he was defensive because he was, as mentioned before, literally one of the worst hitters in the league. The glove brought his WAR up that much.
If he is healthy in 2023, he might be able to get a Gold Glove nomination. If he could figure things out with his bat, he’d be an MVP candidate because of how good he is at third. It isn’t enough to excuse him for how he hit in 2022 but he can use that to build on.
Third base is very deep in both the AL and NL so it is hard. However, if he can play in the majority of the games played next year, he is one of the few White Sox players that can field his position at an elite level. It would be nice to see him elevate that part of his game even more.