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South Side Sox Roster Ranking: Round 1

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Who is the most important member of the White Sox major-league roster?

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Cast of Contenders: Could Abreu [left] or Garcia [right] be the most important player on the 2018 roster? They are two of 10 candidates.
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Many SB Nation sites do a crowdsourced top prospects list. We’re doing one now, in fact.

But we’re going to add to the fun.

Beginning with this poll, we’re going to rank the current Chicago White Sox roster, 1-25. The criteria for your vote? Well, that’s up to you. It could be the top WAR player of 2017. It could be the most “untradeable” player in your mind. It could be the best bang for the buck on the team.

There will be 10 players from the current roster pool of 27 to choose from (25 active, Carlos Rodon and Kevan Smith on the DL) in each round, at least until 17 players have been selected.

Once we finish up both the top prospects list and White Sox roster, we’re going to crowdsource the most essential White Sox of 2018.

Next year, we’ll be starting our prospect ranking polls around March 1, followed by the roster ranking around April 1.

But that’s next year. This is now. Go on ahead and pick the most important player on the White Sox roster ... now.

South Side Sox White Sox Roster Ranking for 2018

Here are your choices for the first round of voting:

Jose Abreu, 1B

2018 Age: 31

Overall 2017 stats: 33 HR ▪️ 102 RBI ▪️ .304/.354/.552 ▪️ 343 TB (led AL) ▪️ 4.7 WAR ▪️ $10,825,000 salary

Career stats: 125 HR ▪️ 412 RBI ▪️ .302/.360/.526 ▪️ 17.0 WAR

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Tim Anderson, SS

2018 Age: 25

Overall 2017 stats: 17 HR ▪️ 56 RBI ▪️ .257/.276/.402 ▪️ 15 SB ▪️ 1 CS ▪️ 1.0 WAR ▪️ $850,000 salary

Career stats: 29 HR ▪️ 90 RBI ▪️ .269/.291/.423 ▪️ 28 SB ▪️ 3 CS ▪️ 3.7 WAR

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Matt Davidson, DH/3B

2018 Age: 27

Overall 2017 stats: 26 HR ▪️ 68 RBI ▪️ .220/.260/.452 ▪️ -0.9 WAR ▪️ $536,500 salary

Career stats: 32 HR ▪️ 87 RBI ▪️ .224/.275/.461 ▪️ -0.7 WAR

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Avisail Garcia, RF

2018 Age: 27

Overall 2017 stats: 18 HR ▪️ 80 RBI ▪️ .330/.380/.506 ▪️ 4.6 WAR ▪️ $3,000,000 salary

Career stats: 58 HR ▪️ 254 RBI ▪️ .278/.329/.419 ▪️ 4.6 WAR

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Lucas Giolito, SP

2018 Age: 23

Overall 2017 stats: 2.38 ERA ▪️ 4.94 FIP ▪️ 6.8 K/9 ▪️ 2.4 BB/9 ▪️ 2.8 K/BB ▪️ 1.5 WAR ▪️ $536,500 salary

Career stats: 3.84 ERA ▪️ 5.92 FIP ▪️ 5.7 K/9 ▪️ 3.5 BB/9 ▪️ 1.6 K/BB ▪️ 1.0 WAR

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Nate Jones, RP

2018 Age: 32

Overall 2017 stats: 2.31 ERA ▪️ 3.50 FIP ▪️ 11.6 K/9 ▪️ 4.6 BB/9 ▪️ 2.5 K/BB ▪️ 0.4 WAR ▪️ $1,900,000 salary

Career stats: 3.11 ERA ▪️ 3.15 FIP ▪️ 9.9 K/9 ▪️ 3.1 BB/9 ▪️ 3.2 K/BB ▪️ 5.8 WAR

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Reynaldo Lopez, SP

2018 Age: 24

Overall 2017 stats: 4.72 ERA ▪️ 4.75 FIP ▪️ 5.7 K/9 ▪️ 2.6 BB/9 ▪️ 2.1 K/BB ▪️ 0.1 WAR ▪️ $536,500 salary

Career stats: 4.61 ERA ▪️ 4.34 FIP ▪️ 7.2 K/9 ▪️ 3.5 BB/9 ▪️ 2.1 K/BB ▪️ -0.1 WAR

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Yoan Moncada, 2B

2018 Age: 23

Overall 2017 stats: 8 HR ▪️ 22 RBI ▪️ .231/.338/.412 ▪️ 1.7 WAR ▪️ $536,500 salary

Career stats: 9 HR ▪️ 25 RBI ▪️ .226/.328/.400 ▪️ 1.5 WAR

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Carlos Rodon, SP

2018 Age: 25

Overall 2017 stats: 41.5 ERA ▪️ 4.69 FIP ▪️ 9.9 K/9 ▪️ 4.0 BB/9 ▪️ 2.5 K/BB ▪️ 1.2 WAR ▪️ $600,000 salary

Career stats: 3.95 ERA ▪️ 4.08 FIP ▪️ 9.2 K/9 ▪️ 3.8 BB/9 ▪️ 2.5 K/BB ▪️ 4.6 WAR

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Yolmer Sanchez, 3B

2018 Age: 26

Overall 2017 stats: 12 HR ▪️ 59 RBI ▪️ .267/.319/.413 ▪️ 3.5 WAR ▪️ $546,000 salary

Career stats: 22 HR ▪️ 120 RBI ▪️ .243/.288/.367 ▪️ 3.9 WAR

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Poll

Who is the most important player on the White Sox roster?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Jose Abreu
    (109 votes)
  • 4%
    Tim Anderson
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Matt Davidson
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Avisail Garcia
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    Lucas Giolito
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Nate Jones
    (0 votes)
  • 33%
    Reynaldo Lopez
    (130 votes)
  • 26%
    Yoan Moncada
    (101 votes)
  • 1%
    Carlos Rodon
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Yolmer Sanchez
    (3 votes)
384 votes total Vote Now