Chicago White Sox
It was a bad week for the White Sox. They are beginning to fade fast in the AL Central race. Despite being able to win two out of three against the New York Mets at Citi Field in an interleague series, they failed to build any momentum as they traveled to Comerica Park to tackle the Detroit Tigers. Things went very poorly in that series as they were swept out of Detroit quickly. General Manager Rick Hahn sees the way things are going and has already made a move to help bolster the team as he went out and acquired veteran right-hander James Shields from the San Diego Padres in an effort to strengthen their rotation.
Stud of the Week: Todd Frazier
This was a very tough decision. Mainly because there wasn’t really an outstanding player on the White Sox this week due to their poor play. Frazier gets the nod here because he continued to do what the White Sox traded for him to do which is hit a lot of home runs. Despite hitting only .211/.348/.648, he clubbed three more home runs and five RBIs to give him a share of the home run lead in 2016. Hopefully if the White Sox turn it around soon, he can continue to hit home runs when the team starts playing better baseball.
Dud of the Week: Adam Eaton
It was a very challenging week for the White Sox leadoff hitter. He slashed a mere .143/.250/.286 and only recorded three hits on the week. Eaton only whiffed three times so his contact ability remained consistent, he was just unable to put the ball in play at the right spots of the field. When the White Sox are rolling, he’s usually setting the table and giving the guys behind him opportunities to drive in early runs. That’s what needs to happen for the White Sox to get themselves back in it.