Fantasy Fallout: Adam Engel
Fantasy fallout: Adam Engel
The White Sox signaled that Adam Engel will likely be their starting center fielder after sending down Charlie Tilson.
Engel has been trying out a new swing this spring to good results so far, going 5 for 12 with 2 HR, a .563 OBP, 1.563 OPS.
Engel was terrible last season, batting a paltry .166 with 6 HR and 8 SB in 336 PA, but he could be a sneaky breakout candidate if you look into his minor-league stats. In 2015, he stole 65 bases in High-A with 7 HR, then racked up 45 steals with 7 HR over three stops from High-A to Double-A to Triple-A in 2016.
We’ve got Engel projected for a .202 BA, 53 R, 10 HR, 45 RIBs, 21 SB in 531 PA, but thee’s a chance he could reach a ceiling of .250, 75, 15 HR, 60 RBIs, 40 SB.