Pitching is very important and the White Sox have assembled a good staff even though injuries have affected it so far. But they went into this season with a fragile offense and no back-up plan. Offensively the 40 man roster had a shaky starting 8 and very limited back-up options. Certainly Flowers was questionable and they back-ep him up w probably a worse offensive option. Since there are 3 outfield positions, the 4th outfielder is a vital roster spot---hence they chose Wise. Gillaspie has been a good option so far and probably is better than Beckham offensively. Then you go to the 40 man and guys like Greene, Tekotte, Wells are all questionable ML prospects.
they went into this season with very few roster spots where there was any competition for playing time.