White Sox pitching prospect has a strong outing on Wednesday but in a losing effort as he gets no run support from his teammates.
Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Dylan Cease will likely get promoted to the team in a few months or maybe even weeks. The White Sox starting rotation is still in need of more depth but the front office is doing the right thing in not rushing Cease.
On Wednesday night against the Indianapolis Indians of Triple-A, Cease showcased why he could be ready sooner rather than later. The young right-handed starting pitcher posted a quality start in a losing effort on the road. Cease pitched seven innings while allowing just two earned runs and recording six strikeouts.
The two earned runs Cease allowed would be all the Indians needed as they defeated Charlotte 2-0. This was Cease’s third consecutive quality start. That’s good news not only for White Sox fans but for Cease as well. Before then, he had just one outing out of six starts that lasted at least six innings.
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Whenever Cease makes his major league debut this season, it will surely resemble the debut of Michael Kopech from last year. The White Sox continue to hang around the .500 mark but just can’t get over the hump. Hopefully, Cease is added to their starting rotation in a few weeks as he could be ready to make the leap to the majors.
Other top prospects in action on Wednesday included Luis Robert with Double-A Birmingham and Nick Madrigal with High-A Winston-Salem. Robert had a great day at the plate for the Barons despite the team losing their contest at home to the Montgomery Biscuits 9-4. The outfielder went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple for Birmingham.
Robert has adjusted well to Double-A and it wouldn’t be surprising if he’s in Triple-A in a few months. So far through 24 games with the Barons, Robert has a .309/.363/.543 slash line with two home runs, 14 RBIs, six stolen bases and a .905 OPS.
For Madrigal, he helped the Dash to a 9-1 win over the Carolina Mudcats on Wednesday. Madrigal hit his second home run of the season and is currently hitting .274 for Winston-Salem. The 2018 first-round draft pick has struggled at times this season but he’s hitting .317 in his last 10 games for the Dash.
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