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2017 RECAP

Record: 38 - 54

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 49 45
2 Minnesota Twins 48 47
3 Kansas City Royals 47 47
4 Detroit Tigers 44 51
5 Chicago White Sox 38 54

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 .191
Kevan Smith (R) CWS C 46 142 12 38 14 8 0 1 2 0 27 0 0 .268
Omar Narváez (L) CWS C 50 141 14 37 8 3 0 1 19 0 22 0 0 .262

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Abreu (R) CWS 1B 91 364 54 106 59 25 3 16 20 2 67 0 0 .291

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tyler Saladino (R) CWS 2B 33 119 10 24 5 5 2 0 13 0 38 2 3 .202
Alen Hanson (B) CWS 2B 63 110 21 24 4 2 2 1 8 0 17 4 2 .245
Yolmer Sánchez (B) CWS 2B 79 261 34 69 25 11 5 4 21 1 58 4 6 .264

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yoan Moncada (B) CWS 3B 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tim Anderson (R) CWS SS 83 330 37 80 28 12 1 9 10 0 92 6 0 .242

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Melky Cabrera (B) CWS LF 89 360 51 103 54 14 0 12 24 0 49 0 0 .286
Cody Asche (L) 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 (B) CWS CF 56 181 28 54 22 9 1 6 9 0 34 6 5 .298
Jacob May (B) CWS CF 15 36 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 17 0 0 .056
Adam Engel (R) CWS CF 30 90 16 21 5 3 0 2 9 0 29 5 1 .233
Willy Garcia (R) CWS CF 35 85 12 22 10 5 3 1 8 0 26 0 0 .259

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Avisail García (R) CWS RF 83 319 44 100 54 17 3 13 13 2 74 4 2 .314

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Jake Petricka (R) CWS RP 9 0 1 0 0 10.2 17 3 11 3 13 9.28 1.88
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 18 18 5 9 0 97.1 108 21 56 39 81 5.18 1.51
Michael Ynoa (R) CWS RP 22 0 1 0 0 29.0 28 4 19 22 23 5.90 1.72
Juan Minaya (R) CWS RP 13 0 1 0 0 18.0 15 2 10 9 27 5.00 1.33
Brad Goldberg (R) CWS RP 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 1 4 1 0 36.00 4.00
Greg Infante (R) CWS RP 22 0 0 0 0 25.0 28 3 13 9 21 4.68 1.60
Dylan Covey (R) CWS SP 8 8 0 4 0 37.2 52 13 34 16 22 8.12 1.81
David Holmberg (L) CWS RP 24 6 1 2 0 44.0 37 5 15 20 24 3.07 1.32
Dan Jennings (L) CWS RP 45 0 3 1 0 40.0 34 5 18 15 31 4.05 1.33
Tyler Clippard (R) CWS RP 40 0 1 5 1 36.1 28 7 20 18 42 4.95 1.29
Mike Pelfrey (R) CWS SP 17 15 3 7 0 73.2 73 11 38 30 48 4.64 1.44
Anthony Swarzak (R) CWS RP 38 0 4 3 0 44.0 33 2 12 9 48 2.46 1.00
Chris Beck (R) CWS RP 36 0 1 1 0 38.1 39 8 19 14 29 4.46 1.43
Carlos Rodon (L) CWS SP 4 4 1 3 0 20.1 18 5 13 15 20 5.75 1.62
Nate Jones (R) CWS RP 11 0 1 0 0 11.2 9 1 3 5 15 2.31 1.29
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 8 8 2 2 0 42.1 41 11 24 21 31 5.10 1.49
Miguel González (R) CWS SP 14 14 4 9 0 84.2 97 13 46 30 50 4.89 1.51

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