Chicago White Sox: Three more cheap starting pitcher depth options

Vincent Parise
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 21: Mike Foltynewicz #26 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the second inning during an exhibition game against the Miami Marlins at Truist Park on July 21, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 21: Mike Foltynewicz #26 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the second inning during an exhibition game against the Miami Marlins at Truist Park on July 21, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Chiciago White Sox Mike Foltynewicz
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Atlanta Braves. Mike Foltynewicz. 26. player. 17. . SP

A Mike Foltynewicz could be something so special for the Chicago White Sox. This is a guy who was an all-star in 2018. In 2019 he was okay and was given up after one start for the Atlanta Braves in 2020. There is plenty of talent inside this guy and he is only 29 years old. He has a lot of good baseball in him if he can find the right organization to help him.

He is from Minooka Illinois so a local kid coming to play for the White Sox would be so special. Any kid growing up would want to play for his World Series contending local team which is exactly what the White Sox are for him.

The cool thing about the White Sox right now is Ethan Katz. He is their newly hired pitching coach that has helped so many guys reach their potential in the Major Leagues. He has also had success with guys who were struggling. Katz was the guy that Lucas Giolito went to after 2018 when he was statistically the worst starting pitcher in all of baseball.

Giolito was closer to rock bottom at that point than Foltynewicz needs to be right now. If he came to the White Sox right now, they have the tools to help him get his career back on track. He would also be a cheap option too that could turn into a longer-term piece if it works out.

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