Chicago White Sox: Evan Marshall’s grade reflects solid season

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Evan Marshall was great for the Chicago White Sox during the 2021 season.

Evan Marshall has been a part of Major League Baseball for a long time now. He spent the first three years of his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks before one-year stints with the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians. He wasn’t that great of a relief pitcher until he showed up with the Chicago White Sox in 2019. Since then, he has become one of the top relievers they have. He really came onto the scene in 2020 and showed that what he did in 2019 was no fluke.

Sometimes, it just takes a bit longer for pitchers to get their stuff just right. In his late 20s and now early 30s, that seems to be the case for Evan Marshall. In 23 games played during the shortened 2020 season, Marshall had a total of 22.3 innings pitched where he had 30 strikeouts, an ERA of 2.38, and a WHIP of 1.059. That isn’t bad production at all and the type the White Sox would prefer to see for years to come.

He has never been a starter but he did get three decisions handed to him in 2020 for a record of 2-1. Marshall doesn’t give up a lot of hits or walks so that helps him come into games and hold a lead for his team.

2020 Grade:

Evan Marshall is getting an A for the 2020 season. Giving him anything lower would just be petty because he was so good. He isn’t the best reliever on the team but he is certainly up there. The White Sox have been able to win a lot more games because of his services. It has only been two seasons but he definitely now looks like a guy the White Sox can depend on going forward.

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2021 Outlook:

2021 is going to be a big year for every player on the Chicago White Sox. This is a team that has a chance to bring home a division title and make a run in the playoffs starting next year. If they are able to do that, Marshall is going to be a big part of it. If the White Sox are winning a ballgame by one run, and he comes in with a man on first and two outs, you can be confident that he will get it done. It is nice to have Evan Marshall on our team.