White Sox Being Disrespected by Projected Win Percentage Odds
The recent struggles of the Chicago White Sox have been well documented. In fact, they are one of just four teams that failed to make the postseason in the 2010's. However, that was the past and 2020 marks the start of a new decade. One that is expected to bring more success for the White Sox, yet they are being completely disrespected in their win percentage odds.
The White Sox projected 2020 win percentage is currently set at only 52 percent, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. This is disrespectful for a franchise that spent a lot of money this winter in order to end their postseason drought.
The Sox have a trio of breakouts from last season returning. They have shortstop Tim Anderson (finished with an AL-best .335), right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito (3.41 ERA, 228 strikeouts) and third baseman Yoán Moncada (.315/.367/.548). Aside from those three, they have other talent returning, including righty Michael Kopech (top pitching prospect two years ago), and outfielders Luis Robert and Eloy Jiménez (both top-five prospects).
This winter, the White Sox wrote some big checks to bring in three free agents to include in this talent pool. GM Rick Hahn signed catcher Yasmani Grandal, DH Edwin Encarnación and left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel. These three contracts alone total $140 million, showing the White Sox's plans to turn this franchise around now.
After finishing last season with a .447 win percentage, the added free agents to go along with their already growing talent should be enough to finish above .520.
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