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2017 RECAP

Record: 62 - 91

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 Cleveland Indians 96 58
2 Minnesota Twins 80 74
3 Kansas City Royals 75 78
4 Detroit Tigers 62 92
5 Chicago White Sox 62 91

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 (R) CWS C 13 42 5 8 9 0 0 3 4 0 10 0 0 .190
Rob Brantly (L) CWS C 9 21 2 5 2 1 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .238
Kevan Smith (R) CWS C 81 256 22 72 25 16 0 3 8 0 44 0 0 .281
Omar Narváez (L) CWS C 88 247 23 68 14 10 0 2 36 1 44 0 0 .275

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Abreu (R) CWS 1B 149 594 91 181 98 41 6 31 29 6 113 3 0 .305

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yoan Moncada (B) CWS 2B 46 169 28 40 22 6 2 8 25 0 66 3 2 .237
Alen Hanson (B) CWS 2B 103 210 36 48 11 9 3 4 12 0 49 11 3 .242
Yolmer Sánchez (B) CWS 2B 132 453 61 119 55 18 8 11 32 2 105 8 8 .263

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tyler Saladino (R) CWS 3B 73 241 22 44 10 9 2 0 21 0 63 5 4 .183

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tim Anderson (R) CWS SS 138 555 69 146 55 26 4 17 13 0 151 14 1 .263

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Leury García (B) CWS LF 87 300 41 81 33 15 2 9 13 0 69 8 5 .270
Cody Asche (L) CWS LF 19 57 5 6 4 1 0 1 2 1 21 0 0 .105
Nicky Delmonico (L) CWS LF 36 118 22 31 18 2 0 8 21 0 27 2 0 .263

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Rymer Liriano (R) CWS CF 14 26 3 5 5 1 0 1 3 0 10 1 0 .192
Jacob May (B) CWS CF 15 36 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 17 0 0 .056
Adam Engel (R) CWS CF 88 277 32 49 20 11 3 6 16 0 105 7 1 .177
Willy Garcia (R) CWS CF 42 100 13 25 11 5 3 2 9 0 31 0 0 .250

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Avisail García (R) CWS RF 128 488 68 161 77 23 4 17 25 5 105 5 3 .330

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Zach Putnam (R) CWS RP 7 0 0 0 0 8.2 2 0 1 1 9 1.04 0.35
Derek Holland (L) CWS SP 29 26 7 14 0 135.0 156 31 93 73 104 6.20 1.71
Aaron Bummer (L) CWS RP 26 0 1 3 0 20.0 13 4 11 12 15 4.95 1.30
Michael Ynoa (R) CWS RP 22 0 1 0 0 29.0 28 4 19 22 23 5.90 1.72
Reynaldo López (R) CWS SP 7 7 3 3 0 41.2 45 6 21 12 23 4.54 1.37
Juan Minaya (R) CWS RP 37 0 3 2 6 40.2 37 7 22 20 48 4.87 1.40
Chris Volstad (R) CWS RP 4 0 1 0 0 8.1 7 1 1 0 5 1.08 0.84
Brad Goldberg (R) CWS RP 11 0 0 0 0 12.0 14 2 11 14 3 8.25 2.33
Greg Infante (R) CWS RP 48 0 1 1 0 51.0 44 4 19 15 44 3.35 1.24
Lucas Giolito (R) CWS SP 6 6 2 3 0 38.1 26 7 11 12 29 2.58 0.99
Jake Petricka (R) CWS RP 27 0 1 1 0 25.2 39 6 20 6 26 7.01 1.75
David Holmberg (L) CWS RP 35 7 2 4 0 54.2 58 12 28 28 31 4.61 1.61
Chris Beck (R) CWS RP 53 0 2 1 0 59.1 68 16 44 28 36 6.67 1.67
Dylan Covey (R) CWS RP 16 10 0 6 0 58.1 74 18 53 31 33 8.18 1.80
Danny Farquhar (R) CWS RP 49 0 3 2 0 46.2 39 3 23 23 42 5.40 2.80
Nate Jones (R) CWS RP 11 0 1 0 0 11.2 9 1 3 5 15 2.31 1.29
Carson Fulmer (R) CWS SP 6 4 2 1 0 18.1 13 4 9 11 17 4.42 1.31
Carlos Rodon (L) CWS SP 12 12 2 5 0 69.1 64 12 32 31 76 4.15 1.37
Al Alburquerque (R) CWS RP 17 0 0 2 0 14.1 8 0 5 7 12 2.08 1.76
Jace Fry (L) CWS RP 7 0 0 0 0 3.0 8 1 5 2 0 15.00 3.33
Tyler Danish (R) CWS SP 1 1 1 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 6 6 0.00 1.80
James Shields (R) CWS SP 20 20 4 7 0 110.0 112 26 66 48 95 5.40 1.48
Mike Pelfrey (R) CWS RP 31 20 3 11 0 114.2 120 24 71 51 75 5.57 1.53
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