The Rebuild Projection : Updated as we go

Raskolnikov

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What will be the roster that returns to the playoffs?

(summer 2021/22/27?)

1. Tim Anderson SS/CF?/ Elijah Tatis SS (if Tatis were to breakout eventually you could have reason to move TA's defense to OF, and his offense down in the order if age takes his elite wheels...patience and time, for now Tatis is just a potential reinforcement for when Sox should be in full swing, probably ends up traded for pitching like his brother due to timing, and yet another reason not to sign an OFer)
2. Moncada 3B
3. Abreu 1B/DH
4. Robert RF
5. Jimenez LF / 1B / DH
6. Grandall / McCann C
7. Vaughn DH/1B + RF/LF/DH Steel Walker and Rutherford...Lefties
8. Madrigal 2B / Y Sanchez / Elijah Tatis
9. Jay CF / Engel

4th OF / DH / Lefties
Steel Walker RF-LF / Rutherford RF-LF/ Gonzalez maybe one of them can be a year ahead of Vaughn in the time being.

power lefties above stand out in the farm system as the guys you would expect make the next progression with the bat to where they are MLB useful or tradeable soon, imo. With Abreu now in the fold, and Grandall/McCann bats, its less necessary for Vaughn to get here. Vaughn has become a bonus if he pans out as early as it looks like. Robert is gonna be here...its really just the starting pitching staff that worries me but I think you could plug the right veteran between Giolito and Cease and count on one or two more quality starters from Kopech and the rest. I'd love to see Keuchel here for stability.


1. Giolito
2. Free Agency / Rodon
3. Kopech
4. Cease
5. Lopez ? / Free Agency2
6. back-end FA / Nova


Bullpen: Dunning, Hansen, Burdi etc.
 
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Lineup looks good. Thing I'd be worried about with the White Sox rebuild is pitching..
 

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pitching looks like a disaster right now

Maybe got lucky they lied about a competitive offer for machado they probably will need to buy their way out of the mess with at least one legit pitcher
 

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pitching looks like a disaster right now

Maybe got lucky they lied about a competitive offer for machado they probably will need to buy their way out of the mess with at least one legit pitcher
They should sign Keuchel for 4-6 years.
 

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In a perfect world (which won't happen)
Kopech
Cease
Rodon
Giolito
Lopez

LF Jimenez
CF FA
RF Robert
1B Andrew Vaughn
2B Madrigal
SS Anderson
3B Moncada
C McCann/Collins/FA
DH Abreu/FA

Bullpen: Dunning, Hansen, Burdi etc.

I think probably at least two of those SPs won' be there in two years. I don't think Madrigal is going to amount to much but he's still young and has a chance. His type of game just doesn't seem to work in the majors these days. Would love to see them draft Andrew Vaughn if Rutschman is gone, which is likely. And offensive core of Moncada, Anderson, Robert, and Jiminez has a lot of potnetial.
 

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In a perfect world (which won't happen)
Kopech
Cease
Rodon
Giolito
Lopez

LF Jimenez
CF FA
RF Robert
1B Andrew Vaughn
2B Madrigal
SS Anderson
3B Moncada
C McCann/Collins/FA
DH Abreu/FA

Bullpen: Dunning, Hansen, Burdi etc.

I think probably at least two of those SPs won' be there in two years. I don't think Madrigal is going to amount to much but he's still young and has a chance. His type of game just doesn't seem to work in the majors these days. Would love to see them draft Andrew Vaughn if Rutschman is gone, which is likely. And offensive core of Moncada, Anderson, Robert, and Jiminez has a lot of potnetial.
alot I don't like but good job on outlining pitching situation. Perhaps you are right about Madrigal, but that just means the surplus of very good hitting outfielders I outlined will compete at third base
 

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What do you guys see Tilson as being in this rebuild? 4th outfielder?
 

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Eloy hit another HR tonight and Giolito was almost untouchable. Right now he looks like a number one.
 

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Tilson is a 4th OF.

Gotta work on Eloy's defense
Can he play 3B?

Cuz he won't make 5th OF on this team in 2-3 years. So trade or move to utility/3B.

3B is still the easiest place to make team unless Moncada move is permanent, then 2B.
 

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In a perfect world (which won't happen)
Kopech
Cease
Rodon
Giolito
Lopez

LF Jimenez
CF FA
RF Robert
1B Andrew Vaughn
2B Madrigal
SS Anderson
3B Moncada
C McCann/Collins/FA
DH Abreu/FA

Bullpen: Dunning, Hansen, Burdi etc.

I think probably at least two of those SPs won' be there in two years. I don't think Madrigal is going to amount to much but he's still young and has a chance. His type of game just doesn't seem to work in the majors these days. Would love to see them draft Andrew Vaughn if Rutschman is gone, which is likely. And offensive core of Moncada, Anderson, Robert, and Jiminez has a lot of potnetial.
Hope I am wrong but I don't think Rodon can be a part of any long range planning. He spends too much time on the DL. Has he ever had a season with no time on the DL?
 

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Can he play 3B?

Cuz he won't make 5th OF on this team in 2-3 years. So trade or move to utility/3B.

3B is still the easiest place to make team unless Moncada move is permanent, then 2B.
Moncada probably staying at 3rd..
 
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