Dylan Cease didn’t have nearly the level of Minor League playing time that some of the other White Sox top pitching prospects had. He still has a long way to go before he is as good as his potential says he will be but he should be a great player soon. There was a good amount of improvement in 2020 but he still needs to work on his control. That will lead to fewer baserunners which in turn will lead to more success for him and his team.
Cease has awesome stuff and it has never been a problem. The biggest thing for him is to learn how to do something with that stuff. Once he does, he will be a great piece to the White Sox rotation. When he was acquired by the White Sox in the Jose Quintana trade, he was their top pitching prospect for a reason and now the White Sox are doing a great job developing him.
He is going to have one season (at least) where he is the number four pitcher. With Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, and Lance Lynn all there, they should be able to use Cease in more favorable matchups. He is going to be slotted behind those guys with much less pressure put on him. If he can really start to click at some point in 2021, the White Sox are going to be so happy. Fully expect him to be considered a great pitcher by the time we get to the June portion of the schedule.