Who's the most surprising White Sox player this season?

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Who's the most surprising White Sox player this season?

Think back to four months ago, when spring training was just getting underway. There were plenty of questions surrounding the White Sox -- could Jake Peavy stay healthy? Could Adam Dunn and Alex Rios rebound? And, of course, could the White Sox keep pace with a loaded Detroit team in the AL Central?

So far, all of those questions have been answered with a resounding yes. Peavy has been healthy and effective, making a legitimate case to be included on the AL All-Star team. Adam Dunn has hit 24 home runs with an .884 OPS; Rios has an .836 OPS while playing fine defense in right field. And Detroit is four games behind the White Sox. And Gordon Beckham, since a dismal April, has been much improved-offensively.

Not every surprise has been good, though. After signing a five-year 65 million extension, John Danks posted a 5.70 ERA and is in the middle of missing at least two months due to an injury, maybe more. Alexei Ramirez has quietly only hit one home run this season with an OPS that's about what Dunn posted in 2011.

But seriously, go back to February. The thought of trading Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart for Kevin Youkilis wouldn't have even crossed your mind given how outlandish that would've been, right?

It's certainly been an interesting season for the White Sox, but we're asking you -- which player has surprised you the most? I discussed this with Wayne Randazzo on WSCR-670 AM last night and went with Rios. I have my reasons, but what are yours? Let us know by dropping a vote in the poll, commenting on this article or sending your thoughts to us @WhiteSoxTalkCSN.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

In this episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, shortstop Tim Anderson joins the podcast and gives a revealing interview with Chuck Garfien about his first season with the White Sox and how adversity he faced in high school still drives him today.

Dan Hayes calls in from Arizona to break down the White Sox-Cubs game. They talk about Lucas Giolito’s White Sox debut, Jose Abreu’s first home run of the spring and the latest Jose Quintana rumors.

CSN’s Siera Santos talks about her conversations with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

Here are some of Monday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Tuesday on CSN: Bulls shoot for five straight wins as they battle Nuggets

In midst of career season, Artem Anisimov still not satisfied with overall game

Bobby Portis relishing his chance as starter

Facing Cubs for first time, Rick Renteria happy with White Sox

Draft pick at No. 3 demands guiding 'concept' of what Bears ultimately want to be

Improved defense high on list of White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada this spring

Brett Anderson’s main takeaway from Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio

Fire putting finishing touches on roster as season nears

Bears reportedly won't franchise tag Alshon Jeffery, so what's next?

Prospect Lucas Giolito debuts for White Sox in tie against Cubs