2018 Outlook: Garcia's 2017: True breakthrough, or luck-driven aberration? In defense of the former, he made significant strides in terms of his contact rate, posting a career-best 78.6 percent mark (counting only his full big-league years), and boosted his well-hit average by nearly 40 points, to .191. Outlining the latter, he posted the majors' highest BABIP (.392), fueled in large part by an unsustainable .367 mark merely on ground balls (highest of any player during the nine-year span for which our internal pitch-tracking tool covers), and he had the majors' seventh-highest chase rate (38.9 percent) and third-highest swinging-strike rate (17.3 percent), extending his reputation as a free swinger. The answer probably lies in between, as Garcia is highly unlikely to maintain a .300-plus batting average, but as a 26-year-old, he's in his prime years and might be able to maintain his decent power. He's a worthwhile fourth or fifth rotisserie mixed-league outfielder, though he's more of a marginal pick in points-based leagues due to his so-so walk totals.
2018 Outlook: Despite two so-so seasons in Triple-A ball, Delmonico was summoned by the White Sox Aug. 1, following Melky Cabrera's trade to the Royals, holding his own as a starter rotating between left field and designated hitter. As he did in the minors, Delmonico hit for power against pitchers of either handedness, and he flashed some of the better plate-discipline metrics of any hitter during the season's final two months, en route to nine home runs and .220 isolated power. He'll probably start at either position again in 2018, as the White Sox await some of their higher-ceiling prospects, and in the team's power-friendly ballpark, he could be one of the sneakier points-based-league sleepers.
2018 Outlook: One of two primary competitors for the White Sox's starting center field job, Garcia brings more to the fantasy baseball table than fellow competitor Adam Engel. Garcia is a bit of a free swinger, which could make him streaky if he emerges, though his history of 20-plus stolen base totals in the minor leagues makes him a useful contributor in the category in AL-only formats.
2018 Outlook: The worst hitter in all of baseball during the season half of last season, at least in terms of his .136/.198/.255 slash rates, .201 wOBA and 38.0 percent strikeout rate, Engel will be on the White Sox's roster for a solitary purpose: Defense. He's excellent with the glove, which could fuel enough at-bats that he'll provide double-digit steals in fantasy, but his batting average will be a major drain on your team.
2018 Outlook: Tilson has had exceedingly poor luck in the injury department since making his big-league debut in August 2016, suffering a torn left hamstring in that game (required season-ending surgery), then a stress reaction in his right foot in the first 10 days of 2017 spring training, followed by a stress reaction in his right ankle in June 2017 that brought his season to a premature close. Assuming he's healthy, Tilson will begin the year in Triple-A awaiting an opportunity with the White Sox. He'd be a worthwhile pickup if recalled midseason.
2018 Outlook: The primary haul in last summer's Jose Quintana trade, Jimenez, just 21 years old, possesses one of the most promising power bats in the minors. He's also an adept hitter for batting average as a career .302 hitter, backed by a 79.0 percent contact rate. Though he has just 18 games of experience at the Double-A level, he might not be all that far from being major-league ready, with his potential arrival with the White Sox ranging as early as mid-2018. Jimenez's prospect star makes him a good early-to-mid round dynasty pick, and he also warrants a redraft stash in leagues with deep benches.