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2017 RECAP

Record: 32 - 41

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 39 34
2 Minnesota Twins 38 34
3 Kansas City Royals 37 36
4 Chicago White Sox 32 41
5 Detroit Tigers 32 41

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 30 101 10 26 10 7 0 1 0 0 19 0 0 .257
Omar Narváez (L) CWS C 39 111 11 27 4 3 0 0 17 0 16 0 0 .243

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Abreu (R) CWS 1B 72 288 46 84 47 16 2 13 17 2 51 0 0 .292

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tyler Saladino (R) CWS 2B 30 110 10 22 4 4 2 0 13 0 35 2 3 .200
Alen Hanson (B) CWS 2B 48 81 15 19 3 0 2 1 4 0 11 3 1 .333
Yolmer Sánchez (B) CWS 2B 61 204 27 57 20 9 4 3 14 1 43 4 6 .279

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Todd Frazier (R) CWS 3B 64 225 31 47 35 11 0 12 34 1 55 4 2 .209

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tim Anderson (R) CWS SS 65 265 30 67 21 11 1 6 9 0 72 5 0 .253

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Melky Cabrera (B) CWS LF 70 280 39 78 41 10 0 7 21 0 36 0 0 .279
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 13 36 4 11 2 2 0 0 1 0 13 4 0 .306
Willy Garcia (R) CWS CF 26 65 9 15 6 2 2 1 6 0 23 0 0 .231

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Avisail García (R) CWS RF 71 274 40 92 51 17 3 11 10 2 64 2 2 .336

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
Michael Ynoa (R) CWS RP 19 0 1 0 0 25.2 23 3 12 15 19 4.21 1.48
James Shields (R) CWS SP 5 5 1 1 0 25.1 23 7 12 13 24 4.26 1.46
Tommy Kahnle (R) CWS RP 30 0 0 1 0 30.1 17 2 4 5 51 1.19 0.76
Brad Goldberg (R) CWS RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 1 4 1 0 108.00 12.00
Greg Infante (R) CWS RP 18 0 0 0 0 20.1 24 3 11 7 17 4.87 1.67
Dylan Covey (R) CWS SP 8 8 0 4 0 37.2 52 13 34 16 22 8.12 1.81
Juan Minaya (R) CWS RP 7 0 1 0 0 10.0 13 2 9 5 15 8.10 1.80
Tyler Danish (R) CWS SP 1 1 1 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 6 6 0.00 1.80
Dan Jennings (L) CWS RP 34 0 2 1 0 30.1 27 5 15 12 22 4.45 1.32
Mike Pelfrey (R) CWS SP 13 12 3 6 0 60.1 53 7 25 23 39 3.73 1.31
Anthony Swarzak (R) CWS RP 29 0 3 2 0 33.2 27 1 11 9 32 2.94 1.10
Chris Beck (R) CWS RP 25 0 1 0 0 28.0 20 3 10 10 21 3.21 1.14
José Quintana (L) CWS SP 15 15 4 8 0 88.1 85 12 46 31 88 4.69 1.32
Nate Jones (R) CWS RP 11 0 1 0 0 11.2 9 1 3 5 15 2.31 1.29
Derek Holland (L) CWS SP 14 14 5 7 0 76.1 84 16 38 32 64 4.48 1.52
Jake Petricka (R) CWS RP 7 0 1 0 0 9.1 12 2 6 3 12 5.79 1.61
David Robertson (R) CWS RP 24 0 3 2 11 26.1 15 3 9 7 40 3.08 0.91
David Holmberg (L) CWS SP 14 5 1 1 0 31.2 22 3 10 11 20 2.84 1.04
Miguel González (R) CWS SP 13 13 4 8 0 78.2 92 13 45 26 45 5.15 1.50

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