White Sox Pitching Solid Thus Far In Spring Training
White Sox pitching has been solid to being Spring Training. The South Siders young arms are getting decent exposure in Arizona.
Although the Chicago White Sox are rebuilding, the strength of this team remains pitching. They’ve displayed this strength in the first three games of Spring Training. Despite losing their first game, the Sox pitching has been solid to begin Spring Training.
Carson Fulmer, Jose Quintana, Miguel Gonzalez, David Robertson, Nate Jones and Zack Burdi have been solid in their brief appearances thus far. Fulmer has out shined the aforementioned pitchers with a scoreless two innings of pitching in the Spring Training opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
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Quintana, who has been the topic of many trade rumors this past offseason, had a solid start for the Sox on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies. The All-Star pitcher pitched two innings for the Sox, allowing just one earned run on a solo home run to Pat Valaika and recording two strikeouts. Gonzalez would come into the game after Quintana, and he pitched two scoreless innings for the Sox.
Robertson, who is pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball classic pitched a scoreless inning. Jones followed by pitching a scoreless inning of his own on Sunday. 2016 first round pick (26th overall) Burdi finished the game for the Sox by pitching a scoreless inning. Burdi could very well find himself in the Sox bullpen to start the season if Robertson is traded.
While the Sox rebuild continues, the pitching remains one of the strengths of this team going forward. Although there have been some solid outings from Sox pitching, not every pitcher is having success this early into Spring Training. Sox prospects Chris Beck and Spencer Adams both struggled in their first appearances of the spring on Saturday. Beck allowed three earned runs on three hits, and gave up three walks to the Dodgers in two innings pitched. Adams allowed three hits and gave up one earned run in one inning pitched.
Lucas Giolito, who was acquired from the Nationals in a trade for Adam Eaton this offseason made his Sox Spring Training debut on Monday. Giolito pitched two innings against the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. The former no. 1 prospect recorded two strikeouts while allowing one earned run on three hits.
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The Sox still have a lot of games left during Spring Training, and pitchers will need to continue improving before the season begins on April 3. While the Sox aren’t expected to contend this upcoming season, they will still need to develop their younger pitchers. Veteran pitchers such as Quintana and Robertson could improve their trade value with more solid outings this spring.