On February 19, the Chicago White Sox will officially begin preparations for the 2015 campaign with the start of spring training. It marks the beginning of what the fanbase hopes will be a season that ends with an American League Central title.

Unlike seasons past, however, there is legitimate optimism surrounding the White Sox. General manager Rick Hahn made an extraordinary amount of progress this offseason, acquiring multiple players to fill just about every hole on the roster.

To be sure, the work isn’t complete. There are still evaluations to be made by manager Robin Ventura and the rest of the coaching staff, but the outlook is decidedly more upbeat than it was one year ago.

So let’s dig into a complete spring training preview for the White Sox, looking at individual battles, players to watch and the projected composition of the lineup, starting rotation and bullpen.

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