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May 24, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
May 23, 2024 1 1 0 2 7
May 22, 2024 1 0 0 0 2
May 20, 2024 1 1 0 0 4
May 19, 2024 0 0 0 0

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Players normally have breakout seasons in their third full year at the big league level, but apparently Gavin Sheets decided to flip that script. Sheets had a strong breakout rookie season in 2021, but has backslid each of the past two seasons to what was just an absolutely dismal 2023 campaign at the plate. The biggest challenge to his success is opposing pitchers figured out last season that he could be challenged with fastballs and they fed him a steady diet of them as he hit .205 off fastballs while slugging .366 off them. Those numbers are not suitable for a backup catcher let alone a corner outfielder/first base/DH type like Sheets. A poor first half (.220/.298/.374) gave way to an abysmal second half (.178/.223/.271) but Chicago continued to put him out there against righties. 2024 could see Sheets go back to the minors as he does have an option remaining so a resumption of his 2023 role is not guaranteed. He needs to flip the script right side up.

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2024 982.2 13 3 14 23 1 .248
2023 1681.4 24 10 43 28 1 .203
2022 2291.8 34 15 53 27 .241
3y Avg. 1771.8 27 12 43 24 0 .230
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Sitting versus lefty

    Sheets is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays. Sheets is hitting .188 with a .616 OPS through 16 games in May and will take a seat Tuesday with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi pitching for Toronto. Corey Julks will start in right field and bat fifth.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Resting against southpaw

    Sheets isn't in the White Sox's lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals. With southpaw Mitchell Parker set to start on the mound for Washington, the lefty-hitting Sheets will take a seat for the nightcap. Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Ortega and Tommy Pham will start across the outfield while Sheets rests.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Collects 12th RBI

    Sheets went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Cardinals. Sheets opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first inning and also came around to score in the sixth frame after earning a walk to open frame. He remains a regular in the lineup, most often starting in right field, and has primarily settled into the third spot in the order. Sheets has hit well for much of the season, and he has at least one hit in 12 of his last 15 starts while batting .273 with four RBI and six runs scored.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Tossed in eighth inning

    Sheets was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the top half of the eighth inning Monday against the Twins, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Sheets was unhappy with a called strike three and let the umpire know about it before exiting for the clubhouse. The 28-year-old went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts prior to getting ejected.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Forcing outfield rotation

    Sheets went 1-for-7 with a walk and a solo home run across both games of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Royals. Sheets had been serving as the White Sox's primary designated hitter in the absence of Eloy Jimenez, while also picking up some playing time at first base. With Jimenez back in the mix, Sheets started both of Wednesday's games in right field, forcing Andrew Benintendi to the bench in one contest and Robbie Grossman to the bench in the other. It will take some additional time to see how the playing time sorts out in the team's outfield, particularly if Tommy Pham also reaches the big-league roster. For now, it appears that Dominic Fletcher may be the only full-time starter in the outfield.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Option for starts in outfield

    White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Monday that Sheets could see some action in the outfield, James Fegan of SoxMachine.com reports. Sheets is one of the few White Sox players that's been hitting, so using him in the outfield would allow the club to keep his bat in the lineup even after the return of Eloy Jimenez from the injured list Monday. While he's a natural first baseman, most of Sheets' playing time at the major-league level has come in the outfield, so it's not foreign to him. He should receive fairly regular reps in the outfield versus righties while he's swinging a hot bat.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Has monster day in loss

    Sheets went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, five RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Guardians. He also stole a base. Sheets had himself a day at the plate Wednesday, driving home the first run of the game with a double in the top of the first before coming around to score himself, putting Chicago up 2-0. He then launched a three-run shot in the third and another RBI double in the 10th to put the White Sox up yet again, though his incredible effort would still fall short in the loss. It marked Sheets' first three-hit game of the season and his third multi-hit game in his last six contests. He's now batting .360 in April with two homers, seven RBI and four runs scored.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Smashes solo homer

    Sheets went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Royals. Sheets accounted for the lone White Sox run Friday night when he crushed a Brady Singer slider to right field. The Chicago designated hitter's first homer of the season travelled 391 feet and would have left all 30 major league ballparks. The 27-year-old has been seeing regular playing time while Eloy Jimenez (left abductor) has been sidelined, and with Luis Robert (hip) now also potentially facing an absence, Sheets might have an even clearer path to at-bats.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Third straight start

    Sheets will start at designated hitter and bat cleanup in Wednesday's game versus Atlanta. Eloy Jimenez (adductor) has missed three straight starts, with the White Sox turning to Sheets to fill in at DH each time. The 27-year-old reached base three times and drove in a run in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Atlanta.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Getting start at DH

    Sheets will start at designated hitter and bat fifth in Monday's contest versus Atlanta. Sheets will get his first start of the season as he fills in for Eloy Jimenez (adductor). He could see regular action against right-handers if Jimenez needs a stint on the injured list, but there's no indication yet whether that will happen.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Battling for final roster spot

    Sheets is battling with Mike Moustakas for the final spot on the White Sox roster, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Sheets has served as the White Sox's primary right fielder for the last two seasons, though the acquisition of Dominic Fletcher has pushed him into a reserve role. He's responded by hitting .326 with seven extra-base hits this spring across 51 plate appearances. While he has out-played Moustakas, Sheets could find himself on the wrong side of the competition because he has one minor-league option remaining.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Entering spring on roster bubble

    Sheets could have trouble making the Opening Day roster after recent additions to the White Sox's roster, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Sheets spent the last two seasons with a significant share of playing time in right field, and for much of the offseason, it appeared that would remain the case in 2024. However, the White Sox have made several additions late in the offseason, including Kevin Pillar, Mike Moustakas and Dominic Fletcher. All three of those players will be competing directly with Sheets for both plate appearances and a roster spot, so he'll likely need to have a good showing in the spring to head east with the big club.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Snaps homer drought in loss

    Sheets went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday. Sheets gave the White Sox a 3-0 lead in the fifth frame with a two-run blast, but the team's bullpen couldn't seal the deal in the late innings. The long ball was Sheets' first since June 16, a span of 33 games. The veteran has seen his playing time decline as his bat has been cold. Since June 20, he's slashing a meager .178/.241/.247 with one homer, seven RBI, three runs and a 5:17 BB:K over 32 contests.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Losing playing time to Colas

    Sheets is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. On the bench for the fourth time in six games, Sheets appears to have moved into a bench role in the wake of the White Sox bringing aboard another lefty-hitting corner outfielder in Oscar Colas from Triple-A Charlotte. Colas has gotten off to a slow start at the plate since being recalled, but he'll likely get some time following the All-Star break to try and right the ship since Sheets wasn't provided ample production in a strong-side platoon role. Since turning in back-to-back two-hit games in the middle of June, Sheets has gone 5-for-33 at the dish over his last 14 contests.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Sitting versus lefty

    Sheets isn't in the White Sox's lineup Saturday against Oakland. Left-hander Kyle Muller will take the mound for Oakland to begin Saturday's contest, so the left-handed Sheets will remain in the dugout. Yasmani Grandal will fill in as Chicago's designated hitter, allowing Seby Zavala to start behind the plate and bat eighth.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Sitting against lefty

    Sheets is not in the lineup Thursday versus the Angels. Yasmani Grandal will take a DH day and Seby Zavala will start behind the plate as the White Sox face off against left-hander Patrick Sandoval. Sheets continues to ride the pine versus most southpaws.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Sitting against lefty

    Sheets is out of the lineup Monday versus the Angels. Eloy Jimenez will take a turn as the DH and Clint Frazier will cover right field as the White Sox face off against left-hander Reid Detmers. Sheets has drawn only six plate appearances this year versus southpaws, compared to 175 plate appearances against righties.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: On bench Monday

    Sheets is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Rangers. Sheets will take a seat after he went 5-for-10 with a solo homer and two doubles during the team's three-game series with Seattle. Eloy Jimenez slot in at designated hitter while Clint Frazier enters the lineup in right field and bats seventh in the series opener with Texas.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Goes deep in loss

    Sheets went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners. Sheets opened the scoring in the fifth inning with a solo shot off Bryan Woo. This was Sheets' first multi-hit effort in June -- he had gone just 2-for-22 (.091) over his previous nine contests. The 27-year-old's slump has him down to a .229/.307/.410 slash line with eight homers, 23 RBI, 16 runs scored and two doubles through 52 games. Sheets has seen a majority of the time in right field lately, but Eloy Jimenez should return to that spot when he's ready to play the field, while Clint Frazier could also be a competitor for playing time.
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  • White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Sitting out vs. lefty

    Sheets is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. Sheets typically sits out against southpaws, and the 27-year-old will open Sunday's game on the bench with lefty Braxton Garrett on the mound for the Marlins. Jake Burger will be the designated hitter and hit fifth Sunday.
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