After an offseason of aggressive moves by Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, the club will enter spring training with more than a few questions in need of answering.
The depth chart is so full of uncertainties that White Sox manager Robin Ventura will have a hard time choosing between certain players.
Who, for example, will open the season at third base, and who will assume the role of long reliever in the bullpen? And who will back up Tyler Flowers behind the plate?
The performances of some of these players during spring training will not only impact the success of the 2014 club but will also determine which direction Hahn takes moving forward.
Certain players will not be discussed.
Josh Phegley, for example, isn't really battling for a roster spot, because the position is his if a recent addition fails to make the team. Leury Garcia and Marcus Semien are two other guys who will not be mentioned, since Paul Konerko effectively occupies their spot on the roster regardless of what happens with (Foreshadow alert!) the situation at third base.
Here are six players who are fighting for spots on the White Sox roster this spring.
Unless noted, all player statistics and transaction information are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com. Velocity information is courtesy of FanGraphs.com. Depth chart information taken from MLBDepthCharts.