Chicago White Sox's 5 Biggest Surprises so Far This Season

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Chicago White Sox's 5 Biggest Surprises so Far This Season
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All Big Donkey can do is watch as the White Sox fell to 7-12 on Monday night,

The Chicago White Sox have played bad baseball for a majority of the first three weeks of the 2013 season. Not surprisingly, they are in last place in the AL Central with a 7-12 record.

The woes for the White Sox start at the plate.

While they were not expected to rival the Detroit Tigers, the White Sox were not supposed to be this bad.

Look no further than the team’s .271 OBP entering play on Monday. That is good enough for a tie with the Miami Marlins for last in the majors.

Meanwhile, the pitching staff for the White Sox—owners of the sixth best team ERA (3.40) in baseball—have failed to hold leads and/or stay out of the big inning.  

To be sure, it has not been all bad on the South Side. Jake Peavy has been exceptional, as have Alex Rios and Addison Reed.

For the most part, though, it has been a horrible start to the season.

Starting with Chicago's pitchers, here are the five biggest surprises for the White Sox—some good, and some bad—as the 2013 season enters its fourth week

 

All team and player statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and the White Sox team site.

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