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

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Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon
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Carlos Rodon. 6. player. 128. . SP. Chicago White Sox

One of the most intriguing players in the White Sox organization is Carlos Rodon. He is one of the few players left over from before the team decided to rebuild. He was at one point a very solid third arm behind Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. Those two were gone for a while and at one point Rodon was the most tenured good starter on the staff. He was the starter on Opening Day in 2019 which tells a lot about what they thought of him.

The only problem with Rodon is his injury history. He, like Kopech, is recovering from Tommy John surgery. The difference is that he had it in the middle of last season. He is not going to be ready for the start of this 2020 season in all likelihood but he could be an option at some point in 2020. It would be nice to see him get back to a really good level and contribute to this team’s success.

He has been good with this team during a not so fun era. It would also be fun to see him be able to see this rebuild through. He has only been with bad White Sox teams despite being a good player. He deserves the chance to be pitching in big meaningful games. Rodon might end up being a trade piece as well but he is certainly an option for this rotation at some point as well.