Chicago White Sox: Fastball pitchers are coming and are awesome

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The Chicago White Sox likes guys who can throw really hard. They have some pitchers that could be coming in that throw hard and are awesome players.

It sure was a lot of fun to watch Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito throw gas in 2019. He can throw the baseball really hard and it was great to see him dominate after being terrible in 2018. Well, the White Sox seem to be an organization that loves its pitchers that can throw really hard. That trend seems to be something they are going to stick to and that is very exciting. There are a lot of great flamethrowers on the way to Chicago.

Michael Kopech made his MLB debut in 2018 and was pretty good right away. Unfortunately, he needed to have Tommy John‘s surgery which shut the rest of his 2018 and all of his 2019 down. It wasn’t great but with that and COVID-19 delaying the season, it should be plenty enough time for him to be healthy. He can touch triple digits on the radar gun and keep his fastball at or near that 100 mph mark regularly.

The White Sox were looking to add to the list of flamethrowers via the 2020 Draft. They selected five pitchers with their five picks. It could be a thing where the White Sox significantly upgraded the arms on their farm just by using lots of draft capital on the position. Hopefully, these guys work out but there are two in particular that fit the mold of what the White Sox seems to like.

At pick number 11, the White Sox selected University of Tennessee pitcher Garrett Crochet. He is a very good fastball pitcher that the White Sox saw as a guy that will be in their starting rotation one day. Well, they followed it up with the selection of Jared Kelley at pick number 47. Kelley was actually a higher-ranked pitching draft prospect than Crochet before the draft but things fell the way they did but with COVID-19 ending the season early, it is fair that a lot of these draft-eligible high school kids fell in the draft.

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Once the White Sox have a rotation exactly the way that the wanted to fill it, Crochet and Kelley would be awesome guys to see in there throwing gas behind Kopceh and Giolito. It has been amazing to watch the White Sox continue to build and some electric arms might be on the way.