Adjusted and Updated Goals for 2018 White Sox: Pitchers
The expectations for Covey were nonexistent even at the start of May. The fact that he’s even being mentioned as a part of the rebuild is a testament to how great he’s been and also one of the most exciting aspects of a rebuild. Not the players that have been dissected since high school, but the players that have emerged from the abyss with great performances.
For the rest of 2018, Covey doesn’t need to be great, he just needs to be good. Anything better than good would be amazing for the organization. He doesn’t need to pitch like an ace but having the insurance of a solid pitcher in that 3-4-5 role is something extra the White Sox didn’t know they even had.
For Covey, the main goal is to continue to be solid and to use the solid 2018 to build on. An accomplished season would be for his ERA to be around 3.65 with over 100 innings pitched and over 80 strikeouts.