One open question for the Chicago White Sox this spring has been just what they’ll do about their situation at designated hitter, given that they don’t have a single player ideally suited to seize the role full-time. With Opening Day approaching, it appears they’ll be going with a committee, reports Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald:
In the meantime, the Sox are going with a committee at designated hitter this season. Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier, Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson all appear to be in the mix.
Davidson might emerge as the regular DH. Out of minor-league options, Davidson has good power but is strikeout prone.
Davidson, 25, hit .199 at AAA Charlotte in 2014 and .203 in 2015. He bounced back last year with a comparatively robust .268/.349/.444 line, earning a promotion and his first two major league at-bats since 2013. He broke his foot in the game in which he took them.
Fangraphs projects the DH hopeful for a .205/.276/.358 batting line.