White Sox: Which Pitcher Should Be Promoted from Charlotte?
The Sox received a bevy of pitchers in exchange for Adam Eaton in a offseason trade with the Washington Nationals. One of those pitchers, Lopez has also been off to an impressive start with the Knights this season.
On Thursday, Lopez posted his fourth quality start of the season. Lopez pitched six innings while giving up just one earned run and recording four strikeouts. The 23-year-old pitcher and Sox fourth ranked prospect has been stellar for Charlotte this season. With his win on Thursday, Lopez improved his record to 4-1 and lowered his ERA to 3.88.
If the Sox were to consider promoting any of their top pitchers in Charlotte currently, Lopez could be the best option. Lopez hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any start since his second outing of the season. He also has experience starting in the majors unlike Danish and Fulmer. With the Sox rebuilding, they could keep each of their young starters in Charlotte for much longer. However, how much longer will Sox fans have to endure poor outings from Pelfrey or Covey?