The Chicago White Sox saw Jace Fry have an improved season in 2020.
In the 3rd round of the 2014 MLB Draft, the Chicago White Sox selected Jace Fry out of Oregon State University. It was a great selection as he is turning into a really nice relief pitcher. He made his MLB debut in 2017 but the serving size was small. He has improved as he has come along ever since. In 2020, he seems to have found something that he didn’t have before and the White Sox are excited about it.
2020 was a strange season for us all but Fry seemed to use it to his advantage. He wasn’t a starter at any point but he was credited with one loss so he was 0-1. He made 18 appearances out of 60 games and pitched 19.2 innings. He had an ERA of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.424. He also had 24 strikeouts over the course of the season.
It would be nice to see him get that WHIP down a little bit but things are trending in the right direction for Fry. He is surrounded by some great pitchers in the bullpen so that should really help relieve some pressure. The bullpen should be really good going forward and Fry should be a big part of it.
Final grade: B-
Jace Fry gets a well-deserved B- for his 2020 season. His 3.66 ERA isn’t the greatest of all time but it is a wild improvement over the 4.75 number he had in 2019. He is a young guy with the potential to be a big piece in this White Sox bullpen for a long time. The minus is simply because his WHIP is only okay and we know he can be even better.
2021 is a big year for the Chicago White Sox in general. They need to establish their bullpen early because mismanagement of it was a big factor in their demise in 2020. Jace Fry just settled on $862,500 with the White Sox to lock him in for 2021. He is going to be a big part of the bullpen and making sure it has sustained success. Hopefully, he is able to come in and help the White Sox preserve leads and pitch well enough to help them win in general.