Chicago White Sox Projected 2020 Win Total is Disrespectful

Max Staley
Lucas Giolito and the White Sox might not be getting enough respect.
Lucas Giolito and the White Sox might not be getting enough respect. / Ron Vesely/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox have been one of the MLB's most-hyped teams entering the offseason. And with good reason. The White Sox are flush with young talent, and they have quite a few players that could be poised to breakout this season.

Despite all that well-deserved hype, though, this team hasn't been getting the respect it deserves. In fact, the White Sox's projected 2020 win total has been set at just 31.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The over is actually listed at -106, while the under is available at -116. That suggests that the under is the more likely option to hit.

This projection does put the team in a precarious position in the AL Central, though. The White Sox finished in third place in 2019, and they currently have the third-highest projection among teams in their division, trailing the Minnesota Twins (34.5) and Cleveland Indians (33.5).

But there's reason to believe Chicago can outperform these projections. For one, Luis Robert is set to make his MLB debut, and he's one of the most-hyped prospects we've seen in quite some time.

The White Sox are also likely going to get Michael Kopech back healthy, and adding a talent like that to a rotation that already features hurlers like Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel could give this team a genuinely scary starting staff.

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