The Chicago White Sox have an impressive defensive lineup. With the team’s combined fielding percentage of .988 and only half a game out from first place in the American League Central Division, the White Sox have shown that even with the lack of offensive plays, their defense is still holding strong.
A prime example of this is Gordon Beckham. The 25-year-old second baseman has had some troubles at the plate as of late but has continued to perform in the infield. With a .986 fielding percentage and three errors in 45 games, Beckham is just one of Chicago’s defensive leaders.
The White Sox also have their young left-handed pitcher, Chris Sale, to aid them in their defense. The 23-year-old pitcher has had an amazing season to start. In just 10 games, Sale is 6-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 61 strike outs in 57.2 innings. Sale is ranked second in the AL in wins and eighth in strikeouts.
First baseman Paul Konerko, 36, has been able to keep his plate appearance hot as well as his defensive game. Batting .395 and having hit his 11th home run of the season, Konerko has provided the White Sox with much-needed offensive plays as well as defense. The right-hander has had zero errors in 32 games has a fielding percentage of 1.00. Perfection both infield and at the plate.