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Monday, April 6, 2015

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

2015 PROJECTED STARTERS



As of 4/6/2015;


Catcher:                                    TYLER FLOWERS                             R/R  Age 29
First Base:                                 JOSE ABREU                                     R/R  Age 28
Second Base:                            MICAH JOHNSON                             L/R  Age 24
Third Base:                               CONOR GILLASPIE                          L/R  Age 27
Shortstop:                                 ALEXI RAMIREZ                              R/R  Age 33
Left Field                                  MELKY CABRERA                           S/L  Age 30
Center Field:                            ADAM EATON                                   L/L  Age 27
Right Field:                              AVISAIL GARCIA                             R/R  Age 23  
DH:                                           ADAM LAROCHE                             L/L  Age 35  

Batter Bench Notable:              EMILIO BONAFACIO                       S/L  Age 30 
                                                 GORDON BECKHAM                        R/R Age 28

Starting Pitcher 1:                     CHRIS SALE                                     L/L Age 26
Starting Pitcher 2:                     JEFF SAMARDZIJA                         R/R Age 30
Starting Pitcher 3:                     JOSE QUINTANA                             R/L Age 26
Starting Pitcher 4:                     JOHN DANKS                                   L/L Age 30
Starting Pitcher 5:                     HECTOR NOESI                               R/R Age 28

Closer:                                      DAVID ROBERTSON                        R/R Age 30

Pitcher Bench Notable:            JAKE PETRICKA                               R/R Age 26

NOTABLE INJURIES:            CHRIS SALE and JAKE PETRICKA will start the season on the retro 15 day DL, but are expected back mid April.

PROJECTION:  1ST in the AL Central. Projected for 84 wins in this division which has lost some luster since last year. 

MVP:                                        JOSE ABREU

POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: SP CARLOS RODON will be in the rotation by the end of the summer in what will probably be a tight race for the divisional crown.

COMMENTS: The White Sox are probably the most well rounded and balanced team in the AL Central, their bullpen can use some shoring up and if DAVID ROBERTSON stays healthy they should contend for the divisional title in a weak division.