Tag: yoan moncada

White Sox power past the Astros for 9-4 win

Going into tonight's game, the odds weren't looking good for the Sox. After two ugly losses to start off the series, a struggling Ivan Nova was going up against one of Houston's aces in Gerrit Cole. However, you can throw all of that out the window because it was a South Side beatdown at Minute ...

Yoan Moncada’s luck has normalized, and his numbers are still terrific

Based on his xwOBA/wOBA ratio and BABIP relative to his contact profile, Yoan Moncada's production is likely sustainable.

Inside Yoan Moncada’s Progress and Keys for the Future

White Sox fans, you're welcome. I did it. I fixed Yoan Moncada. Well, not really. But a month ago I did write some advice for Moncada to follow, and so far he has. Here's what I wrote on Mar. 26: "It’s difficult to teach a player to swing more, just like it is to teach ...

Weekly Review: White Sox steal headlines; go .500 on the week.

Boy, what a crazy week for our Chicago White Sox. In case the country didn't already know who Tim Anderson was, they sure do now. The week started with fireworks, and ultimately ended with a dud, leaving the White Sox record at 3-3 for the past seven days. April 15: Royals 4, White Sox 5. ...

Inconsistent White Sox Beginning to Show Flashes of Potential

It's been a wild three weeks to begin the season for the White Sox. With a mix of both positive and negative moments, the feeling surrounding the organization and its rebuild remains slightly optimistic, yet skeptical. The flashes of greatness are there, but the results and the consistency is still lacking. For instance, Yoan Moncada began ...

White Sox out-power Mariners for 10-8 home opener win

The White Sox had one hell of a rollercoaster ride to win the 2019 home opener. After jumping out to an early 6-1 lead and countless misplays by the Seattle defense, it looked like the Sox would be able to cruise the rest of the way. However, the Mariners chipped away at a shaky Reynaldo ...

The proof is in the approach: Yoan Moncada has arrived

About a year ago, I wrote a post titled "Let's Relax About Moncada", which was largely a response to fan frustration over Yoan Moncada's slow start to the 2018 season. Within the post, I argued that the sample size was far too small to judge Moncada, and that he was displaying an above average contact ...

White Sox lose ugly one to Indians 5-3

Now that we've had some time to digest what happened in Cleveland on Monday afternoon, let's talk about the performances from the 5-3 loss. Ivan Nova: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K After Sunday's strong performance from Lucas Giolito in Kansas City, Ivan Nova followed with a solid start of his ...

Reasons for Optimism in 2019

While 2019 may be a noncompetitive season, it remains an important developmental year for many White Sox players and prospects. With respect to players on the major league roster, 2019 provides an opportunity for roles to be solidified for future years. Four players come to mind: Eloy Jimenez, Reynaldo Lopez, Tim Anderson, and Yoan Moncada. While players such as ...

Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada’s Recipe for Success in 2019

Now that the outrage over the Manny Machado pursuit has simmered, White Sox fans can take a clearer look at the players that will take the field in 2019. Much of that analysis should focus on the two young middle infielders, Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson. Both have shown flashes of greatness in their short ...

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