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The White Sox have several key players on their 2013 team, from stud starting pitchers Chris Sale and Jake Peavy, to dominant power hitters Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko, to new starters Jeff Keppinger and Tyler Flowers. There are a few players that I can think of that would be under the radar key players for the White Sox in 2013, but one really stands out.
My x-factor for the Chicago White Sox in 2013 is Alexei Ramirez.
Ramirez has been an odd player thusfar in his career in American, because his bat has never been above average after his rookie year of 2008. But at least from 2009 to 2011, his bat was *close* to being average. Things cratered last season, when Ramirez posted a .282 wOBA and 70 wRC+, homering just nine times, but stealing 20 bases.
But while Ramirez's bat struggled, his glove continued to play at an above average level. His total DRS over the last three seasons is at +41, and his UZR over those three seasons is nearing 30. So he's not exactly a ...
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