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2017 RECAP

Record: 67 - 95

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 102 60
2 Minnesota Twins 85 77
3 Kansas City Royals 80 82
4 Chicago White Sox 67 95
5 Detroit Tigers 64 98

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
Rob Brantly (L) CWS C 13 31 4 9 5 1 0 2 3 0 14 0 0 .290
Geovany Soto (R) CWS C 13 42 5 8 9 0 0 3 4 0 10 0 0 .190
Welington Castillo (R) CWS C 96 341 44 96 53 11 0 20 22 0 97 0 0 .282
Kevan Smith (R) CWS C 87 276 23 78 30 17 0 4 9 0 46 0 0 .283
Omar Narváez (L) CWS C 90 253 23 70 14 10 0 2 37 1 45 0 0 .277

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Abreu (R) CWS 1B 156 621 95 189 102 43 6 33 29 6 119 3 0 .304

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yoan Moncada (B) CWS 2B 54 199 31 46 22 8 2 8 29 0 74 3 2 .231
Alen Hanson (B) CWS 2B 106 217 36 48 11 9 3 4 12 0 52 11 3 .231
Yolmer Sánchez (B) CWS 2B 141 484 63 129 59 19 8 12 33 2 111 8 9 .267

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tyler Saladino (R) CWS 3B 79 253 23 45 10 9 2 0 23 0 67 5 4 .178

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Tim Anderson (R) CWS SS 146 587 72 151 56 26 4 17 13 0 162 15 1 .257

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 43 141 25 37 23 4 0 9 23 0 31 2 0 .262

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Rymer Liriano (R) CWS CF 21 41 4 9 6 2 0 1 5 0 14 1 0 .220
Jacob May (B) CWS CF 15 36 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 17 0 0 .056
Adam Engel (R) CWS CF 97 301 34 50 21 11 3 6 19 0 117 8 1 .166
Willy Garcia (R) CWS CF 44 105 15 25 12 5 3 2 11 0 31 0 0 .238

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Avisail García (R) CWS RF 136 518 75 171 80 27 5 18 28 5 111 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
Reynaldo López (R) CWS SP 8 8 3 3 0 47.2 49 7 25 14 30 4.72 1.32
Aaron Bummer (L) CWS RP 30 0 1 3 0 22.0 13 4 11 14 17 4.50 1.27
Dylan Covey (R) CWS RP 18 12 0 7 0 70.0 83 20 60 33 41 7.71 1.67
Michael Ynoa (R) CWS RP 22 0 1 0 0 29.0 28 4 19 22 23 5.90 1.72
David Holmberg (L) CWS RP 37 7 2 4 0 57.2 63 12 30 31 33 4.68 1.68
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 52 0 2 1 0 54.2 45 4 19 16 49 3.13 1.19
Lucas Giolito (R) CWS SP 7 7 3 3 0 45.1 31 8 12 12 34 2.38 0.95
Derek Holland (L) CWS SP 29 26 7 14 0 135.0 156 31 93 73 104 6.20 1.71
Juan Minaya (R) CWS RP 40 0 3 2 9 43.2 38 7 22 20 51 4.53 1.33
Jake Petricka (R) CWS RP 27 0 1 1 0 25.2 39 6 20 6 26 7.01 1.75
Chris Volstad (R) CWS RP 6 2 1 2 0 19.1 16 4 10 5 10 4.66 1.09
Thyago Vieira (R) CWS RP 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Mike Pelfrey (R) CWS RP 34 21 3 12 0 120.0 127 25 79 58 79 5.93 1.58
Chris Beck (R) CWS RP 57 0 2 1 0 64.2 73 16 46 31 42 6.40 1.65
Danny Farquhar (R) CWS RP 52 0 4 2 0 49.1 39 3 23 24 45 4.40 2.61
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 7 5 3 1 0 23.1 16 4 10 13 19 3.86 1.24
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 21 0 0 2 0 18.0 10 0 5 8 14 1.13 1.93
Tyler Danish (R) CWS SP 1 1 1 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 6 6 0.00 1.80
Jace Fry (L) CWS RP 11 0 0 0 0 6.2 12 1 8 4 3 10.80 2.55
James Shields (R) CWS SP 21 21 5 7 0 117.0 116 27 68 50 103 5.23 1.44
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