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The Chicago White Sox must hit for more power in 2023

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The Chicago White Sox were a wildly underwhelming team in 2022. They came in expecting to do some remarkable things but fell flat for most of the season. This is a team loaded with players that can hit the ball out of the ballpark but that didn't really go their way at any point.

They were one of the top batting average teams in the league because they were a singles-hitting machine. There was not enough power to take advantage of all these singles that they hit and that needs to change in 2023.

Hitters like Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, and Yasmani Grandal were all either injured or bad for almost the entire season. These are all players who are more than capable of hitting anywhere from 25-40 home runs but nobody broke 20.

Andrew Vaughn led the entire team with 17. That isn't a bad total at all for a player like Vaughn who wasn't playing all the time and was only in his second Major League year. He would be praised for this total if he was fifth on the team in home runs but he was first which is not even close to good enough.

The Chicago White Sox need to hit for power more next season.

Coming into 2023, they need to have an entirely different approach. Pedro Grifol is going to have to lead the charge on that as they look to improve their offense as a whole. With how good their pitching has been, an improved offense could help them become a winning team again.

Home runs are incredibly important in the game today. A lot of the league's elite teams hit lots of them. The White Sox's power has gone dry and they need to find a way to get it back going again.

One suggestion would be to bring back Jose Abreu. His power, like the rest of the team, was limited in 2022 but that could absolutely be a result of the unit's approach.

He has the ability to hit lots of home runs and drive the ball to hit gaps which is something the White Sox needs to get back to doing. Letting go of one of their best isn't the smartest way to get good at it again. Everything should be on the table for this team coming into next year.

Next. Jacob deGrom would fit in so well with the White Sox. dark

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