If the MLB season gets underway, the Chicago White Sox faithful will have reasons to be optimistic for the first time in years. With top prospects set to make their major league debuts, the White Sox are set to be competitive really for the first time in a decade.
However, the odds at FanDuel Sportsbook aren't buying into the hype just yet. Even with the near-guarantee of an expanded postseason that will help the White Sox, they only have +3300 odds to win the World Series. That puts them at 15th-best overall with an implied probability of winning it all at just 2.9 percent.
Of all 30 teams, the White Sox may have the most to gain from the changes to the season wrought by COVID-19. From the expansion of rosters allowing the White Sox to add more young talent without sacrificing roster spots to the shortened season that will reduce the advantage of proven teams like the Minnesota Twins, the White Sox can capitalize in 2020.
Players like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez and Lucas Giolito are already performing in the Majors. All of them could be potential All-Stars this season. Meanwhile, the White Sox fortified their roster by signing Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel and Edwin Encarnación. Lastly, the No. 1 prospect in baseball, outfielder Luis Robert, should be the starting center fielder.
In addition, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Andrew Vaughn, and Nick Madrigal, who are all top-50 prospects, could make appearances in 2020. While many of their players are unproven, the White Sox have the ingredients of a very dangerous team with a great offense, bullpen and pitching staff.
With all that considered, fans have reasons to be annoyed with the lack of faith in the White Sox's potential. If the prospects are as good as everyone claims, there's no reason why the White Sox can't be a dangerous team whenever the MLB season gets underway.
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