FantasySP / MLB / Yoan Moncada FantasySP / MLB / Yoan Moncada Copyright 2018 5275310 <![CDATA[Moncada remains confident despite struggles]]> Yoan Moncada recently has tried to incorporate his speed to increase his avenues offensively. Moncada laid down a perfect bunt for a single Monday in Detroit and tried again during Friday's victory over the Royals.]]> 5275310 Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:07:01 EDT Official Chicago White Sox <![CDATA[Yoan Moncada returns to leadoff spot in White Sox batting order]]> Hitting Yoan Moncada leadoff is a tough habit for the White Sox to break.

Rick Renteria had him back at the top of the order for Friday night’s series opener against the Royals. The manager did this even though Moncada was 4-for-16 with two walks and nine strikeouts in five games since he was dropped...

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<![CDATA[Yoan Moncada (tooth) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his]]> Yoan Moncada (tooth) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the White Sox lineup Wednesday. Moncada missed Tuesday's game while undergoing the first phase of a root canal. [...]]]> 5273122 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 8:35:08 EDT <![CDATA[Root canal puts Yoan Moncada on bench for White Sox's game vs. Tigers]]> Yoan Moncada has been held out of the starting lineup Tuesday for the White Sox’s game against the Tigers after he made an emergency visit to the dentist for a root canal.

According to the Sox, Moncada experienced tooth pain this morning and brought it the team’s attention as soon as he arrived...

]]> 5271878 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:28:01 EDT Chicago Tribune
<![CDATA[Yoan Moncada is getting a bad tooth fixed Tuesday.]]> Yoan Moncada is getting a bad tooth fixed Tuesday. That helps to explain his absence from the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers, though manager Rick Renteria said this was going to be a planned day off anyway for the young second baseman. [...]]]> 5271707 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:42:17 EDT <![CDATA[Home run might help Yoan Moncada shake post-break slump]]> Before Yoan Moncada’s third-inning home run Saturday during a 3-1 loss to the Indians, he seemed as nonchalant about dropping to eighth in the batting order as he was about the encouraging double he hit a night earlier.

Speaking in the clubhouse through an interpreter, the second baseman said he...

]]> 5269648 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 1:42:01 EDT Chicago Tribune
<![CDATA[White Sox's Yoan Moncada and James Shields on Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Indians]]> Yoan Moncada talks about batting eighth but still trusting his approach while Shields talks about the home runs he yielded in Saturday’s 3-1 loss. (Phil Thompson/Chicago Tribune)

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<![CDATA[Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 and cracked a solo home run during]]> Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 and cracked a solo home run during Saturday's loss to the Indians. He opened the scoring with the blast off starter Trevor Bauer in the third inning. [...]]]> 5269493 Sat, 11 Aug 2018 22:42:14 EDT <![CDATA[Yoan Moncada drops to eighth in lineup while Nick Delmonico takes over as leadoff man]]> Whether or not Yoan Moncada may be forcing it during a recent slump, Friday’s lineup against the Indians suggests the White Sox are trying to put some distance between Moncada and any sense of pressure.

Moncada was set to bat eighth for the first time with the Sox, with Nick Delmonico manning the...

]]> 5268609 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:42:01 EDT Chicago Tribune
<![CDATA[A White Sox rebuild question: Will Yoan Moncada ever learn how to learn at this level?]]> Amid a wave of criticism for continuing to play the deeply disappointing Yoan Moncada, White Sox manager Rick Renteria showed confidence in his young second baseman by batting him leadoff and saying he doesn’t look like he needed a rest.

And Moncada promptly responded by following a four-strikeout...

]]> 5267355 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 9:28:01 EDT Chicago Tribune
<![CDATA[Yoan seeking to regain comfort, aggressiveness]]> Yoan Moncada's even-keeled demeanor doesn't change in good times or bad, which will help him handle his current offensive downturn and others in the future. Presently, he's fighting to regain that comfortable fit at the plate.]]> 5267139 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:49:02 EDT Official Chicago White Sox <![CDATA[Slumping Yoan Moncada batting leadoff for White Sox in series finale vs. Yankees]]> Rick Renteria is letting Yoan Moncada hit his way out of a slump that has seen his batting average drop 21 points since the All-Star break, falling to .217.

Moncada has struck out 20 times in his last 38 plate appearances and is on pace for 233 strikeouts, the most in history. But Renteria is hitting...

]]> 5266993 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:42:01 EDT Chicago Tribune
<![CDATA[Yoan Moncada went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Monday against]]> Yoan Moncada went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Monday against the Yankees. This gives Moncada 157 strikeouts through 104 games. That’s the most among qualified hitters. [...]]]> 5265852 Mon, 06 Aug 2018 23:56:05 EDT