3 White Sox That Could Make Their First All-Star Game in 2020

Tristan Jung
Yoan Moncada is among the three Chicago White Sox who could make the All-Star Game for the first time.
Yoan Moncada is among the three Chicago White Sox who could make the All-Star Game for the first time. / Mark Cunningham/Getty Images
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The Chicago White Sox have an exciting youth movement of prospects entering the majors, giving fans some long-awaited optimism. After last year saw James McCann make his first All-Star team, many fans are expecting similar exploits from their budding stars.

Here are three Chicago White Sox players who are in line to make an All-Star Game for the first time, all of which are young hitters.

1. Yoan Moncada

Yoan Moncada had a .915 OPS last year.
Yoan Moncada had a .915 OPS last year. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

If not for some poorly timed injuries, Yoan Moncada would already be on his first All-Star roster. In his second full season, Moncada had a .915 OPS and 25 homers in 132 games. The infielder cut his strikeout rate and showed off the potential the White Sox saw when they acquired him in the Chris Sale trade. His defense also saw significant improvements. If Moncada continues his growth in 2020, an All-Star appearance will quickly follow.

2. Eloy Jimenez

Eloy Jimenez had a great second half in 2019.
Eloy Jimenez had a great second half in 2019. / Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Eloy Jimenez's first season in the majors had its ups and downs, but there's plenty of potential for him to emerge as a superstar in 2020. Jimenez slugged 31 homers last year, but his poor walk rate and contact skills limited his value. However, he had a huge improvement in the second half, posting an .870 OPS and a respectable .292 batting average. Jimenez has prodigious power and seems to have gotten accustomed to big-league pitching, making a 2020 All-Star appearance a real possibility.

3. Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson won the batting title in 2019.
Tim Anderson won the batting title in 2019. / Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Amazingly, despite winning the batting title in 2019 by hitting an impressive .335, Tim Anderson was not selected for the All-Star team. To be fair, Anderson was unproven and many expected him to regress, but he kept on hitting for the whole season. Despite a low walk rate and some inevitable dropoff due to an inflated batting average on balls in play (BABIP), Anderson has made a name for himself and will earn some All-Star attention if has similar production in 2020 as he had last year. At 26, he's entering the prime of his career and looks to be a star of the future in Chicago.


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