White Sox 2018 Season Preview
Ready to check out our 2018 Chicago White predictions the Chicago White Sox are one of the youngest teams in baseball this season. The White Sox had a terrible season in 2017. This year, the club is optimistic. Look for the White Sox to win 80 to 90 games this season.
MLB White Sox Predictions & Handicapping Insight
Chicago will be led by Yoan Moncada. Moncada is arguably the team most talented player. The young second baseman could be on his way to an all star game in his first full MLB season. Jose Abreu will be the teams veteran voice and clubhouse leader. Keeping Abreu is key to the White Sox success this year.
Avisail Garcia and Nicky Delmonico could be key contributors to Chicago’s improvement this year. If the White Sox youthful roster can play well, sky’s the limit for the White Sox.
2018 MLB Team Previews – Chicago White Sox
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- C Welington Castillo
- LHP Luis Avilan
- RHP Joakim Soria
- IF Jose Rondon
- LHP Hector Santiago
Catcher Wellington Castillo could be the teams best off-season move. Wellington hit .282 last year, and had 20 home runs. If Castillo can pick up where he left off last year, the White Sox will have another weapon.
Tim Anderson is also another solid player on the White Sox roster. Anderson played well down the stretch of last season.
Joakim Soria is a right arm who will definitely impact the White Sox rotation this season.
- C Geovany Soto
- RHP Mike Pelfrey
- RHP Jake Petricka
RHP Zach PutnamWhite Sox Predictions: Projected Lineup:
- 2B Yoan Moncada
- CF Leury Garcia
- 1B Jose Abreu
- 3B Yolmer Sanchez
- LF Nicky Delmonico
- RF Avisail Garcia
- C Welington Castillo
- SS Tim Anderson
Chicago has one of the most talented rosters in the AL Central. The team is surely going to be able to make a turnaround from last year’s rebuild. If the current roster can play to their potential, the White Sox could be a dark horse early in the AL Central.
Quietly the White Sox have a solid roster. Jose Abreu hit .304 last year, with 33 long balls and 102 RBI’s his leadership and numbers are going to be needed in order to boost the White Sox chances at the playoffs.
White Sox Predictions: Projected Rotation:
- RH James Shields
- RH Miguel Gonzalez
- LH Carlos Rodon
- RH Lucas Giolito
- RH Reynaldo Lopez
The White Sox starting rotation was terrible last year. James Shields needs to figure out a way to be half of who he was five years ago. If he can, the White Sox ace will set the tone at the top of the rotation. Miguel Gonzalez was 8-13 last season, with a 4.62 ERA.
Lucas Giolito could be one name on the roster who will be one of the most improved arms on the team. Giolito was 3-3 with a 2.38 ERA last year.
White Sox Predictions: Projected Closer:
- RH Joakim Soria
Right hand pitcher Joakim Soria is going to open the year as the White Sox closer.
Joakim had one save last season. He carried a 3.70 ERA, and is going to be given the job to close. He is unproven, so things might be ugly for him this year.
If the White Sox can get strong games from their starting rotation, hopefully the bullpen will be able to deliver. If the teams bullpen is anything like last season, things could get ugly in Chicago this year.
2018 Chicago White Sox Prediction:
Don’t get your hopes too high this season. Chicago is still a young and unproven team, with a ton of questions to be answered all over the field. Jose Abreu is the only guy on the roster that had made a name for himself. All the other players on the roster are considered new.
On the other side of it, the Whits Sox could be one of the biggest surprises of the year. If Chicago’s roster can stay healthy, and play well, the team won’t be the laughing stock of the majors.
Even if the White Sox offense is much improved, the team is still going to need help from their starting rotation, The staff is suspect again this year.
Look for better times this year in Chicago. If the team can stay healthy, and play together, the White Sox will be in a lot of game this year.
Expect the White Sox to finish third in the AL Central this season. There will be a lot of stars made this year in Chicago.
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