The Chicago White Sox made a great selection when they added Garrett Crochet in the 2020 MLB Draft. Hopefully, he is able to make an impact one day.
The Chicago White Sox had the eleventh overall pick in 2019 as they had a 72-89 record in the 2019 season. They missed the playoffs but came in third place of the American League Central Division. Well, they used that pick to select Garrett Crochet from the University of Tennessee. He is a left-handed pitcher that should make his way up to the MLB in a somewhat quick fashion. This is an awesome pick by the White Sox.
Crochet joins a pitching core in the organization with guys like Michael Kopech, Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, and Carlos Rodon. It could go on to be a very nice young rotation one day if all works out. He has the potential to be in the starting rotation one day and it is very exciting to think about when you remember his play at Tennessee.
He might be brought in as a reliever at first right away. The White Sox did that with a former player that you might remember named Chris Sale. Guys like Giolito, Cease, and Kopech got starts to make their MLB debut but it looks like the cards line up for Crochet to be a bullpen guy at first. Then, when the time is right, you can move him to the rotation and give him a start.
The White Sox continue to go the college route here. In the first five rounds of their last five drafts, they have gone the college route 83 percent of the time. That is the second most, only behind the Seattle Mariners. That will remain constant with this pick of Garrett Crochet.
The fact that he gets comparisons to Chris Sale should really excite White Sox fans. We know how good Chris became before he was shipped off to the Boston Red Sox. It might be unfair to say this kid needs to be Chris Sale because he is one of the best pitchers in the history of the team, but it is okay to be very excited about this pick.