3) White Sox roster could use a better outfielder than Adam Engel
Adam Engel has lasted all season with the White Sox. The simplest explanation could be a lack of better options. A decent enough fourth or fifth outfielder, he’s one of the other weak parts of the roster.
Engel is in his sixth big league season yet he still has minor league options remaining. He has been a mostly part-time player throughout his career with the White Sox, putting up below-average offensive totals across the board. Because he can play all three outfield positions, the White Sox may see some value in him.
You better believe if there’s a better option, Engel is getting sent down. He’s behind all of the veterans on the depth chart. Someone like Gavin Sheets may only have an edge over him because of his age.
Two players the White Sox could consider promoting are Adam Haseley and Mark Payton. Each has hit well this season in Triple-A for Charlotte. It could be worth seeing if either of them can give the White Sox a little more production at the plate.
Engel is somewhat buried on the White Sox roster so his spot could be safe simply because of his limited playing time. However, if someone on the farm heats up, curiosity might win and the White Sox could swap him with one of their minor leaguers.