Dylan Cease-#21 Ranked Prospect
Cease was the other prospect included in the trade made with the Cubs back in the Summer of 2017 for Jose Quintana. Since being acquired by the Sox, Cease has climbed up the ranks in their farm system.
Last season, Cease had an incredible year with High-A Winston-Salem and with the Barons. Through 23 combined starts with the Dash and the Barons, Cease posted a 12-2 record with a 2.40 ERA, 160 strikeouts and a 1.065 WHIP in 124 total innings pitched.
Cease could start this upcoming season with Charlotte as he inches closer to making his major league debut in 2019. Much like Kopech in 2018, Cease could also have a lot of buzz surrounding him when he debuts with the Sox. Cease has been another quality pitching prospect for the Sox and could also be a top of the rotation starter in the near future.