The home run is the key statistic for sluggers. The home run gives a player four total bases, drives up the slugging percentage and automatically gives him a run scored and an RBI. Two Chicago White Sox hitters, Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn, are serious home-run hitters. Others, like Alexei Ramirez and Alex Rios, can hit a fair amount.
White Sox fans will be interested to see how many home runs their favorite players will hit. Of particular interest is how many Konerko and Dunn will hit, as they are aging sluggers. Also, people will watch youngsters like Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo to see whether they can slug for a full season.
Generally, 30 home runs is now the milestone for a spectacular home-run hitting season.
Following is a breakdown of the odds for the aforementioned players to hit 30 balls out of the yard.