Midseason grades for the Chicago White Sox.

July 13, 2017

(38-49, 9 behind in AL Central, 7.5 behind in Wild Card): Given their rebuilding, the record matters far less than the performance of their top trade chips, but they did well to swap scuffling Jose Quintana to the Cubs in exchange for slugging outfielder Eloy Jimenez, a top five prospect, and Dylan Cease, another Top 100 prospect. There's more to come by dealing closer David Robertson (2.87 ERA, 13.2 K/9) and effective setup men Tommy Kahnle and Anthony Swarzak, and it would help if both Todd Frazier (.250/.380/.543 since June 1) and Melky Cabrera (.317/.359/.455 since June 1) could stay hot. As for the future, Matt Davidson and first-time All-Star Avisail Garcia have played their way into it, but Tim Anderson has scuffled.

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