The Chicago White Sox have one of the best rotations in the league.
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The White Sox rotation has the perfect blend of established starters and upside. At the top of the rotation is Lucas Giolito who is coming off the second spectacular season that saw him throw a no-hitter and dominate in his only playoff start. Behind him is former Cy Young and multiple Gold Glove winner Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel made a great first impression with his new club in 2020, finishing fifth in the Cy Young voting.
The White Sox decided to add Lance Lynn this offseason who finished one spot behind Keuchel in the AL Cy Young voting. Like Giolito and Keuchel, Lynn is also a former All-Star. All three pitchers also possess the ability to throw over 200 innings.
The fourth starter is Dylan Cease. On paper, his numbers are not that impressive. However, he has only made 26 major league starts. The White Sox are hoping that new pitching coach Ethan Katz can unlock some of his untapped potentials.
The White Sox also have a highly touted prospect named Micheal Kopech returning after a two-year absence. Both Cease and Kopech throw hard and have great stuff. If they can live up to their potential, the White Sox have a case for the best rotation in baseball. If not, it is going to be an uphill climb if they want to contend for a World Series.