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

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Chicago White Sox Michael Kopech
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SP. Chicago White Sox. Michael Kopech. 5. player. 128.

The White Sox might not have a more electric starter than Michael Kopech. When he made his first career MLB start at Guaranteed Rate Field in 2018, it felt like a playoff game. The electricity in the air was like nothing that the White Sox fans have had there in many years. He can hit triple-digits which makes things that much more fun to watch.

The not so fun part was the fact that he had Tommy John Surgery which ended his 2018 season and all of his 2019 season. It was a horrible thing for White Sox fans to swallow but it was what it was. He spent the entire 2019 season recovering before he started throwing again. Now, he is looking to make a strong comeback for the White Sox in 2020.

Spring training will be the test on whether or not he is ready to make a return to the MLB right away. He might have to spend some time in AAA Charlotte before coming back to shake off the rust. Either way, he is going to make some starts for the White Sox in 2020 at some point. The hope is that his production is as electric as his stuff. The movement he able to get on a fastball is unlike most people in the world. If he is able to come in and make an impact, it would be extremely good for this team’s chances.