This was Dayan Viciedo’s first full season for the Chicago White Sox. Boy did the Tank play well. He burst on the scene and showed that he is here to stay.
Vicideo played well offensively and defensively at left filed for the White Sox. It was hard to compare his stats to others though. For some reason the MLB has him listed as a right fielder, a position that he didn’t play in 2012 which doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Let’s take a look at his numbers, Viciedo played in 147 games with 139 in the left field and 12 as a DH. He had a .255 average with an on base percentage of .300. Viciedo had 78 RBI’s and hit 25 home runs and those are pretty good numbers for someone who played their first full year.
Defensively, Viciedo played well in left field. I remember Viciedo making some highlight reel catches including one that helped preserve Philip Humber’s perfect game. He was only charged with 2 errors in left field. The most impressive stat that stands out for me is the number of assists. He was 2nd in the American League in assists in left field at 12. Viciedo showed how impressive his arm was and soon players stopped running when he had the ball.
Viciedo was brought in with a lot of promise when the White Sox signed him from Cuba in 2008. If this first year is any indication, White Sox fans can expect to see the Tank blowing up left field for many years to come.