White Sox: Bold Predictions for 2020 Starting Rotation
With many young White Sox pitchers in farm system or already in majors, what will starting rotation look like to start 2020 season?
No I do not own a crystal ball, nor can I foresee a baseball team’s future operations over the next three seasons, but I am able to evaluate and create future projections based on what the Chicago White Sox franchise has to currently hold for it’s future. Currently, the White Sox are undergoing one of, if not the most extreme rebuilds in all of baseball. You can argue that this teardown has been occurring since halfway through the Sox 2016 season when they made a minuscule trade by trading Zach Duke for prospect Charlie Tilson. Since then, the Sox have made 10 significant trades; a few of which included trading away All-Stars Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and outfielder Adam Eaton.
Out of those 10 trades that were made, 12 pitchers were acquired in return; four of which make my list. Overall, 80 percent of the future rotation of the Sox was created due to trade, and we still haven’t seen what the 2018 and 2019 seasons have in store for the team on the South Side. So at least for now, here is my look into the future of the White Sox rotation.