The White Sox will likely use a few guys at DH in 2010 but the bulk of the work will likely be done by 32-year old righty swinging Andruw Jones and 34-year old lefty swinging Mark Kotsay. Jones played in 82 games for the Rangers last season and he was 60 for 281 (.214 avg, .782 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 17 homers, 43 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. If Jones could just hit his career batting average of .257 (.826 OPS) the White Sox would be happy with him. Although it would make sense to platoon these two guys Jones didn’t hit well against lefty pitchers in 2009.
Mark Kotsay will also get P.T. in the outfield and at 1B in 2010. When he is playing 1B it’s likely that Paul Konerko will get to DH. Kotsay played in 67 games for the Red Sox and White Sox last season in which he was 52 for 187 (.278 avg, .717 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 4 homers, 23 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Kotsay hit .290 with a .766 OPS against righty pitchers last season.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE DH IN 2010: D+