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3 Left-Handed Hitters the White Sox Need to Trade For Ahead of the Deadline

Larry Rupp
Three left-handed hitter the White Sox need to target at the MLB deadline, including outfielder David Peralta.
Three left-handed hitter the White Sox need to target at the MLB deadline, including outfielder David Peralta. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox have been one of the hottest teams in the MLB this season and currently sit atop the AL Central division with a 33-21 record. However, every contending team should take advantage of the MLB trade deadline in order to improve its roster.

The White Sox would benefit from adding some left-handed batters to the lineup. The team ranks 22nd in slugging and 24th in average when it comes to left-handed hitters against right-handed pitchers. With that in mind, here are three players the White Sox should trade for.

Chicago White Sox Trade Targets

1. Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA

Kyle Seager
Kyle Seager would give the White Sox a great bench bat. / Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Kyle Seager has spent all 11 of his MLB seasons with the Seattle Mariners, but would be a great trade target for the White Sox at the deadline. The 33-year-old left-handed hitter has a career batting average of .258 against right-handed pitching and has already hit eight home runs in that scenario this season. He is posting an overall slash line of .222/.291/.444 and has racked up 32 RBI on the year. Seager could slide in as a possible designated hitter option on this team or give them a reliable bench bat at the very least.

2. Anthony Santander, OF, BAL

Anthony Santander
Anthony Santander's underrated power could come in handy. / Will Newton/Getty Images

Trading for Anthony Santander would fix two issues currently plaguing the White Sox right now. He is a switch-hitter that can also give the team some much needed depth in the outfield. The 26-year-old has been an underrated power hitter for the Baltimore Orioles and has hit 14 home runs over his last 63 games played. Santander also sports a .250 career batting average when hitting left-handed against right-handed pitching. He is under team control through 2024 and could be a fantastic pickup for the White Sox. They have the prospects needed to get a deal done here, too.

3. David Peralta, OF, ARI

David Peralta
David Peralta has been solid at the plate this season. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Another outfielder that sticks out in this situation is current Arizona Diamondback David Peralta. The 33-year-old MLB veteran of eight years has been nothing but consistent at the plate this year posting a .263/.320/.442 slash line through 50 games played. Peralta has also drove in 30 runs and scored 24 as well. He projects as the perfect bench bat for the White Sox given his ability to make contact and underrated speed on the base paths. Peralta is a left-handed hitter and has a career batting average of .304 against right-handed pitching. He would fit in well with this squad.

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