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Chicago White Sox: Predicting the final 26 man roster for 2020

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Relievers

128. . RP. Chicago White Sox. Alex Colome. 16. player

Alex Colome is probably the most important pitcher in the White Sox bullpen. He is going to be the closer of this team. They opted not to trade him at the 2019 trade deadline which looks like a very smart decision. It is going to be a good year for the offense so they need that stud closer to come in and close out games that have a lead. The ninth inning is the hardest to hold a lead so to have a guy who has proven he can get some saves is extremely important.

Aaron Bummer. 17. player. 128. . RP. Chicago White Sox

Over the past few weeks, the White Sox negotiated a very team-friendly deal with Aaron Bummer. He is a great relief pitcher that showed what he can do in 2019. He already looks to be in the midseason form right now during Spring Training so having him in the fold is very good for this team. If he can be that guy again this season, he will be the perfect setup man in the 7th/8th inning.

RP. Chicago White Sox. Steve Cishek. 18. player. 128.

Steve Cishek has been a pretty good reliever during his MLB career. His two most recent seasons have been spent on the other side of town with the Chicago Cubs. He pitched well for them in large part so adding him to this White Sox bullpen is going to be a good move. He doesn’t have to be the closer or the setup man which takes the pressure off him as well.

player. 128. . RP. Chicago White Sox. Kelvin Herrera. 19

Kelvin Herrera is going to be on the Opening Day roster and be given plenty of opportunities to pitch this season. He has had up and down stretches so far in his career but the White Sox sees something in him. With other good players around him, he might be able to be a solid arm on this team.

player. 128. . RP. Chicago White Sox. Jace Fry. 20

Jace Fry is going to be a part of this bullpen. He will be on the Opening Day roster as he is a good pitcher in this organization. The White Sox are hoping that he can be a steady part of the team. They are going to be a team that scores a lot of runs so closing out games that they have a lead is very important. Playoff teams in today’s MLB must have a good bullpen so guys like Fry are extremely important.

128. . RP. Chicago White Sox. Evan Marshall. 21. player

Evan Marshall was fantastic for the White Sox in 2019. It wasn’t easy to pitch for that team and he did it admirably. He had a 2.49 ERA and a 1.303 WHIP. If he can repeat some of that in 2020 then this bullpen should be pretty good.  It hinges on guys like Marshall along with Cishek,  Bummer, and Colome being as good as they were in 2019. Marshall is a good candidate, along with Bummer, to play the role of setup man at different points in the season.

. RP. Chicago White Sox. Carson Fulmer. 22. player. 128

The White Sox had high hopes when they drafted Carson Fulmer with the eighth pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. He was a stud for Vanderbilt University before coming to the White Sox. He never lived up to his potential as a starter. In fact, he wasn’t very good at all. He does, however, have a lot of talent. He might never be a starter for the White Sox again but he should be on the opening day roster with a chance to be a middle relief pitcher.

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