Well, it’s a month after the All-Star break, time to again revisit some of the hard-to-swallow stats from the first two-thirds of the season.
The White Sox team stats are given some context by including MLB rankings. There is an additional column added that indicates where the White Sox ranked as of the last Stat Pack, to better see whether the team is trending up or down in particular areas.
Offensively, the closest the White Sox are to the top of any category is stolen bases, fifth in the baseball, at 79 — a drop of one spot. The team is last in baseball in K% (and 27th in BB%).
On the pitching side, the White Sox are fifth in baseball in home runs per fly ball. But yikes, they are last in BB/9, LOB% and xFIP and basically scraping the bottom of the league in everything else but BABIP.
Only one really big mover this time around, a .241 batting average that dropped six places, from a tie for 17th to 23rd.