Chicago White Sox: Five rookies who made heads turn in 2020

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Chicago White Sox Garrett Crochet
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Garrett Crochet’s flamethrowing ability was miraculous for the 2020 Chicago White Sox.

One of the most exciting things to happen in 2020 was the debut of Garrett Crochet. It is so rare to see a guy get drafted and make his MLB debut in the same season. It is fairly common amongst top picks in other sports but not baseball. Well, the COVID-19 season allowed that to happen for Crochet because there was no more college baseball and no Minor League season. The awesome part about it was that he didn’t even look a little bit out of place.

Crochet was taken by the White Sox with the 11th overall pick so you know that they believed in his talent. He showed right away that he is going to be a great pitcher for the White Sox when he made his debut. He threw some of the hardest pitches in the league this season when he broke 102 miles per hour on more than one occasion.

The only question now for Crochet is his impact in 2021. We know that by 2022 he should be an established player on the Major League roster but 2021 seems like it is in question. Ethan Katz believes that he is going to be a big part of what they are doing but it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he ended up in AAA ball for a while.

We also don’t know if he will be a starter or reliever but he should be good in whatever role he is given. For now, it seems like he will be a reliever but the starter potential is definitely there. 2020 was a great year for him and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.

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