This is our first of two previews starting with the outfielders. Patrick Nolan joins Josh Nelson to discuss how the outfield will start in 2018, predict who will go over or under their projections, and which prospects could have a breakout season.
Jim joins the show to answer your questions in P.O. Sox.
In looking on the bright side of life *whistles*, are the development delaying injuries to Burger, Adolfo, and Robert actually OK in that they delay the timetable those prospects? Now the Sox can have waves instead of everyone arriving or fighting for jobs at once. #POSox
— Gnome (@Gnome89) March 11, 2018
@SoxMachine @SoxMach_pnoles for players like Eloy and Kopech, what date can they be called up so as to safely ensure service time leads to the additional year with the Sox on the backend? Do you think the Sox take this into consideration when making the decision this year?
Giolito’s outing vs the cub more of a spring training “luck” or a sample of what this season from could look like?
— Vic (@vlamas05) March 11, 2018
For our Patreon supporters, we also answered these two questions for the Patreon version of the show which you can find at patreon.com/soxmachine.
Which OF prospects have the most to gain with Robert and Adolfo limited in the first part of the season?
What is the minimum standard the White Sox should set for Adam Engel’s bat for him to maintain a starting center field gig? With a glove like his, the bar can’t be all that high.
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