The 2015 Chicago White Sox outfield was a work in progress. Will it work or need more progress?
Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton both started off 2015 very slowly, both defensively and offensively, but picked it up and leveled off down the stretch. They are going to need to return to that late season form in 2016, with Cabrera showing some leadership to younger players to pull things together. In right field, Avisail Garcia will need to show some of the power potential the Sox saw in him initially, while improving his defense. He’s only one season past a difficult shoulder surgery, so he could be poised for a bounce back in 2015.
The bottom line is this is another position where the White Sox could make a move in trade, or get a bargain at the end of the outfield market in free agency. There is potential with their current outfield, but bumping that potential to production by adding a solid bat would go a long way toward improving their offense, and improving the defense may be key on a team depending on pitching.