2016 Outlook: A lot of people are ready to write off Lawrie, and understandably so as he's never been able to live up to the hype incited by his first 150 at-bats as a major leaguer. In a quick call-up back in 2011, he posted a .953 OPS with nine homers and seven steals. And since he was a heralded prospect, this kind of performance was almost expected over a full season. Predictably, he hasn't come close to delivering on those expectations and yet now might not be the best time to move away from him. Consider that he's still just 26 years old, moving back to a hitter-friendly environment, finally stayed healthy in 2015 (his first DL-free season), has dual-eligibility (2B/3B), set career-highs in homers and RBIs, joins that offense that rebounded after a wretched start while also adding Todd Frazier this offseason, and now costs next to nothing to acquire. One. More. Chance.
2016 Outlook: It's unclear how long the White Sox will entertain the notion of Sanchez as a glove-man up the middle, but any fantasy interest in his offensive skill-set should have already faded. He's still young so there could be room for improvement, but it took four years of exposure to Triple-A pitching before he saw a short-sample spike in batting average and the ISO has been stuck around .100 throughout his minor-league career. The trade for Brett Lawrie blocks the path to second base, though Lowrie's magnetism for the disabled list could open an opportunity, but Sanchez has a relatively easy battle for the shortstop gig considering that his competition consists of Tyler Saladino and Leury Garcia.