White Sox MiLB Report: 3 Prospects That Are Off to Good Starts

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Pitcher Dylan Cease #29 of the Chicago White Sox and the U.S. Team works the ninth inning against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Pitcher Dylan Cease #29 of the Chicago White Sox and the U.S. Team works the ninth inning against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 15: Pitcher Dylan Cease #29 of the Chicago White Sox and the U.S. Team works the ninth inning against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Dylan Cease

The other player included in the now infamous crosstown trade between the White Sox and Cubs in 2017 that included Jimenez was Dylan Cease. Cease was the Cubs top-ranked pitching prospect at the time and joined a Sox farm system that was already loaded with starting pitching depth.

In his first full season in the White Sox farm system in 2018, Cease finished with a combined 12-2 record and a 2.40 ERA through 124 innings pitched. He compiled these stats through 13 total starts with High-A Winston-Salem and 10 starts with Double-A Birmingham.

To start this season with Triple-A Charlotte, Cease has pitched a total of 10 innings in two starts and has yet to allow an earned run. On Sunday in Indianapolis, Cease pitched five innings while recording four strikeouts and allowing one walk. With the White Sox starting pitching recently struggling, if Cease continues to perform well, he could be knocking on the door for a promotion soon.

Cease will likely be promoted at some point this season. The White Sox don’t have to rush him to the majors as they have enough depth in their starting rotation at the moment. However, if any of their starters continue to struggle and Cease is dominating Triple-A, it will be hard for the Sox to keep the 23-year-old pitcher in the minors much longer.

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