Jonathan Stiever is going to make his MLB debut for the Chicago White Sox.
We wake up on the morning of the football season. The Chicago Bears are going to make their season debut against the Detroit Lions. It is an exciting time for all as football is here and fall is upon us. With fall, also comes playoff baseball. That is exactly where the Chicago White Sox are headed (most-likely) for the first time in 12 years. Before we get there, however, we are going to see Jonathan Stiever make his MLB debut today.
On MLB dot com, he is ranked as the number six White Sox prospect and the fourth pitcher. He has been ranked one ahead (in both categories) of Dane Dunning who has already come up and pitched great. This organization has so much depth to it and it is exciting that a lot of them are making names for themselves. Hopefully, Stiever is the next in a long list of prospects to come up and have an impact.
The White Sox drafted Stiever in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He was drafted out of Indiana University Bloomington and is 23 years old. It would be awesome to see him come in and make an impact on this team right away. They are right in the thick of a pennant race and even have a chance at the best record in the American League so the staff has to feel that he can be a good player right now.
They don’t have much room to play games as far as their seeding goes so this could be a good sign about what the organization feels about him. There are never too many good arms to have and Stiever is trying to be one of those. This has to be a dream come true for him as he will be making his dreams come true in a game that the White Sox would really like to win.
He will face Spencer Turnbull of the Detroit Tigers. It isn’t like the Tigers are this world-beating team or anything but they have exceeded expectations this year despite some of their recent struggles. They are a nice way to break in the kid looking to make a name for himself as a big-league pitcher. This is all a part of the process and it should be a lot of fun to watch.