Three relievers White Sox should try to sign

Joshua Finkelstein
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 30: Will Harris #36 of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 30: Will Harris #36 of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 30: Will Harris #36 of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 30: Will Harris #36 of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

2. Will Harris

Unfortunately, this other Houston Astro will forever be remembered by fans as the pitcher who gave up the game-deciding two-run home run to Howie Kendrick in Game 7 of the World Series against the Washington Nationals.

While it certainly was a heartbreaking moment, he will be grossly underrated in Astros history as he actually was the model of consistency during his time in Houston.

Over five seasons, Harris registered a superb 2.36 ERA, 2.99 FIP, and 0.987 WHIP with 9.5 K/9 as compared to 2.2 BB/9.

His ERA during that time only shot over 3.00 once (2018). In fact, Harris’ best season in the category came in 2019 (1.50).

However, he’s now made 60 or more appearances in four of the last five seasons which means he has a lot of wear-and-tear on his arm that could result in him breaking down sooner rather than later.

On top of it, being 35-years-old doesn’t exactly bode well for success going forward for him and it’s possible his best days could be behind him.

It shouldn’t deter the White Sox enough to avoid pursuing him, though, as his age might actually bring down his price. Also, despite father time creeping up on him, it hasn’t hindered his ability to perform yet.

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