White Sox: An early look at the 2020 starting rotation options

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The White Sox had a major trade that changed the route of their franchise for a long time. They were in a good spot anyway but trading Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs for Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease has propelled their rebuild to new heights. We all know about the power and hitting ability that Jimenez brings to the table but now it is time for Dylan Cease to shine. He made his first career start during the 2019 season.

He was up and down during his time with the White Sox last year but he showed signs of brilliance. He always seemed to be in trouble early but then would settle in nicely. He could be a case like Giolito where one day he just figures it out. He was also not straight-up bad like Giolito was in his first year so that could also be a great sign. His development is very important to this team going forward.

He is for sure going to be a part of the rotation full time if healthy in 2020. He has an extremely high ceiling as a former top pitching prospect. If he does turn the corner in 2020 then this is a very dangerous rotation. He has the stuff but it is just a matter of putting it together. Cease has as high of a ceiling as any pitcher in the organization so it would be nice to see him reach that potential.