2018 Outlook: He tends to be overlooked as a member of a rebuilding White Sox team. Abreu has not only adapted well to the U.S. game but has quietly become one of the most consistent players in fantasy baseball. He's one of three players in history to bat at least .290 with 25-plus homers and 100-plus RBIs in each of his first four big league seasons, joining Joe DiMaggio and Albert Pujols, and he did it while improving his contact rate in each of those years. Abreu also possessed balanced home/road splits, which bodes well should the team decide to trade him midseason. He might not -- and should not -- be one of the top players on your draft board, but he's one of the safest available selections after the top names are gone.
2018 Outlook: After a trio of disappointing seasons in Triple-A ball, which expired his minor league options, Davidson was wedged into the White Sox's 2017 Opening Day roster, where he continued to exhibit the same all-or-nothing approach. He hit a pro-best 26 home runs, but his 37.2 percent strikeout rate was also a pro high and, in fact, was the second-highest such rate among major leaguers with at least 400 trips to the plate. Though Davidson walked more often in the minors than he did with the 2017 White Sox (4.3 percent), the fact that he has been this style of hitter for a few years now suggests there isn't a lot of room for statistical improvement. He'll again fill in at the corner infield spots and DH, and he is more of an AL-only than mixed-league pick, with a steeper downside in points-based leagues due to his free-swinging ways.
2018 Outlook: Shuffling primarily between second and third base, Sanchez, initially ticketed to be a utility infielder for the White Sox, found his way into the starting lineup 124 times last season. Keep in mind though, Chicago's more promising youngsters are another year older, with more experience. As a result, Sanchez might not be so lucky to capture at-bats, and their resulting influence on his counting numbers, this time around. He'll be involved, helping AL-only owners from the back-end of their rosters, but don't expect a repeat.