Who is the best hitter in Chicago? There are plenty of sluggers on the White Sox and Cubs.
Last season was a tough year for both Chicago baseball clubs.
The Cubs were a major disappointment, winning only 84 games and finishing third in the NL Central. Despite showing improvement from the previous season, the White Sox were nothing to behold either, finishing with 72 wins which was good enough for third in the AL Central.
As the two teams look to bounce back in 2020, they’re going to need big production out of their top hitters. These are the top five sluggers that call Chicago home.
5. Yoan Moncada, White Sox, 3B
Moncada broke out in a big way in 2019. After the White Sox acquired him in 2016 for Chris Sale, he was yet to fully prove himself as an MLB player. He changed that narrative last season.
Moncada batted .315 and launched 25 home runs and 79 RBI. His jump from 2018 to ’19 was most obvious through his discipline at the plate. Moncada struck out a league-worst 217 times in 2018, which he got down to 154 in ’19. There’s still work to be done, but it’s a huge step for the 25-year-old.
In 2020, Moncada will look to reach an entirely different level. He’s on the verge of becoming one of the MLB’s most feared hitters. He’s built for power, so don’t be surprised if he launches a few extra home runs this summer.