MLB Mid-Season Review: Chicago White Sox
Has not been a good year thus far for the Chicago White Sox who are in the cellar of the AL Central. With a 41-69 record they are surpassed in losses only by the lowly Houston Astros and with running a 1-9 record their last ten games their woes are not likely to end until the season is over.
The Chicago White Sox traded some good pitching prospects recently in Chris Sale and Jake Peavy leaving them with little else for this season. Chris Sale who is 6-11 with a 2.92 ERA is one of their best pitchers remaining. Jose Quintana who is 5-3 with a 3.62 after 22 starts this season. John Danks has been getting shelled and currently has a 2-9 with a 4.52 ERA after giving up 20 home runs and 45 ER’s in 2013.
Nothing much of note in the offensive department , there is a reason they have the second worse record in baseball. The White Sox do not have one hitter at .300 or over with a hundred at bats or more. First baseman Adam Dunn is a swing for the moon or strike out king of guy with 25 home runs and 124 strike outs. Center fielder Alejandro De Aza is hitting .273 with 13 home runs, 45 RBI’s, and 13 stolen bags. Short Stop Alexei Ramirez is batting .275 and leading the team with 23 stolen bases this season.
Post All-Star break right fielder Alex Rios is the only person with the bat moving. Over 69 at bats since the break Rios is hitting .304 with 21 hits, a home run, 15 RBI’s, and six stolen bags. Adam Dunn remains second on their team in offensive output hitting .288 with 2 homers and 8 RBI’s since the break but has stopped whiffing with 17 strikeouts his last 59 plate apperances.
The White Sox are in disarray and it looks they will be rebuilding the next few years. Trading off Jake Peavy will give them a few prospects to bring up and they will certainly need them with the year they have had this season.
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