3 Chicago White Sox players to trade before they fall off a cliff
2. Danny Mendick
The Chicago White Sox should consider moving on from Danny Mendick.
The Chicago White Sox saw Danny Mendick take a big step offensively in 2022. Things were going great for him as he had a slash of .289/.343/.443 for an OPS of .786. He also had 3 home runs, 15 RBIs, and 22 runs scored.
All of that came in a small sample size of 31 games. He was just starting to become an everyday starter with this team but then he suffered a serious injury that caused him to miss the entire second half of the season. It was devastating to see that happen at that point because it was the first time in his career that he had some sustained success.
Before this little stretch where he was magnificent, he was one of the worst offensive players in the organization. He couldn’t hit at all which made his outstanding defense less valuable because it was hard to put him in the lineup. Becoming a decent hitter would turn him into a great player.
With his defense the way that it is and a decent sample size of good hitting, there might be a team that wants to take a flier on him if the White Sox clearly doesn’t have the room for him. Before he falls back to earth (assuming health), they should trade him now while he’s worth something.