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2017 RECAP

Record: 21 - 25

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

Of course, the biggest highlight on the south side of Chicago was Jose Abreu. The Cuban import exceeded all Expectations by hitting .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs. In any other year, Chris Sale would have been the headliner. The southpaw proved all doubters wrong by striking out 207 in just 174 innings and posting a 2.17 ERA and 0.97 WHIP along the way.

What Has Changed?

A ton has changed for the Pale Hose. David Robertson is now the closer, Adam LaRoche takes the place of retired Paul Konerko, Melky Cabrera arrives to man LF (Adam Dunn retired), Emilio Bonifacio arrives to play 2B and Jeff Samardzija returns to Chicago (albeit south of his old home at Wrigley) to bolster the rotation.

What to Expect:

Expect the White Sox to be very good. With Sale, Samardzija and Jose Quintana atop the rotation, their pitching will be better than it has been for years. On offense, the addition of LaRoche and Melky, as well as the return to health of Avisail Garcia and Adam Eaton will mean that Jose Abreu will not need to carry the team by himself as he often needed to do a year ago.

This Year’s Surprise:

Micah Johnson forces the White Sox hand and pushes Bonifacio back to his more natural role of utility man. Johnson, who stole 83 bases in the minors in 2013, will be on many a winning fantasy team as he provides a bevy of steals in a league where that commodity is continuing to dwindle. While there was some facial regression in 2014, Johnson’s contact rate actually increased as he went from Double to Triple-A and his K-rate actually decreased when he went to the next level. At just 24 he may not hit a ton in 2015 but he will run when he gets installed into the lineup and will score runs in that lineup.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Minnesota Twins 25 19
2 Cleveland Indians 24 22
3 Detroit Tigers 22 25
4 Chicago White Sox 21 25
5 Kansas City Royals 20 27

ARRIVALS

PLAYER POS FROM
Yoan Moncada 3B BOS
Lucas Giolito SP WSH
Derek Holland SP TEX

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Geovany Soto CWS C 13 42 5 8 9 0 0 3 4 0 10 0 0 .191
Kevan Smith CWS C 11 41 4 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .220
Omar Narváez CWS C 26 74 8 17 3 2 0 0 14 0 12 0 0 .230

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Abreu CWS 1B 45 180 30 54 27 10 1 10 12 0 32 0 0 .300

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tyler Saladino CWS 2B 30 110 10 22 4 4 2 0 13 0 35 2 3 .200
Yolmer Sánchez CWS 2B 34 114 15 34 13 5 1 2 7 1 27 2 4 .298

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Todd Frazier CWS 3B 38 132 20 25 19 7 0 5 23 0 31 3 1 .189

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tim Anderson CWS SS 39 164 20 42 11 5 1 5 4 0 42 3 0 .256

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Melky Cabrera CWS LF 43 171 25 43 25 6 0 4 13 0 22 0 0 .252
Cody Asche CWS LF 19 57 5 6 4 1 0 1 2 1 21 0 0 .105

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Leury García CWS CF 41 133 21 38 16 7 0 6 6 0 20 4 2 .286
Jacob May CWS CF 15 36 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 17 0 0 .056

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Avisail García CWS RF 45 170 26 58 37 10 3 8 7 1 35 0 2 .341
Willy Garcia CWS RF 14 37 5 9 5 1 0 1 4 0 12 0 0 .243

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Zach Putnam CWS RP 7 0 0 0 0 8.2 2 0 1 1 9 1.04 0.35
Michael Ynoa CWS RP 13 0 1 0 0 17.2 14 3 6 9 14 3.06 1.30
James Shields CWS SP 3 3 1 0 0 16.2 9 3 3 9 16 1.62 1.14
Tommy Kahnle CWS RP 20 0 0 1 0 19.0 10 2 3 4 34 1.42 0.74
Greg Infante CWS RP 6 0 0 0 0 6.1 8 0 3 2 4 4.26 1.74
Dylan Covey CWS SP 8 8 0 4 0 37.2 52 13 34 16 22 8.12 1.81
Dan Jennings CWS RP 22 0 2 1 0 14.1 19 1 8 9 9 5.02 2.02
Mike Pelfrey CWS SP 7 7 2 4 0 34.2 31 5 17 11 18 4.41 1.21
Anthony Swarzak CWS RP 18 0 2 0 0 22.1 9 1 3 3 23 1.21 0.54
Chris Beck CWS RP 11 0 0 0 0 15.2 13 3 6 5 12 3.45 1.15
José Quintana CWS SP 10 10 2 6 0 61.2 56 7 33 24 60 4.82 1.30
Nate Jones CWS RP 11 0 1 0 0 11.2 9 1 3 5 15 2.31 1.29
Derek Holland CWS SP 9 9 4 3 0 54.2 44 7 15 20 44 2.47 1.17
Jake Petricka CWS RP 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0.00 2.00
David Robertson CWS RP 15 0 3 1 5 17.0 11 1 5 5 24 2.65 1.00
David Holmberg CWS RP 8 0 0 0 0 10.1 3 0 1 2 6 0.87 0.48
Miguel González CWS SP 9 9 3 5 0 55.1 62 8 28 20 33 4.55 1.48

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