There might be some people who are anxiously waiting for baseball to return. In particular, we Chicago White Sox fans know how good our team is going to be for a very long time. There might be some confusion out there right now about how this season is going to go based on the pandemic but it looks like they are full go. Spring Training is upon us and White Sox baseball will be back very soon. When do pitchers and catchers report?
Pitchers and catchers are reporting for the Chicago White Sox very soon.
The Chicago White Sox pitchers and catchers are reporting this upcoming Wednesday, February 17th. They will have physicals and a workout. The position players get an extra weekend and will report on Monday, February 22nd. They will have their physicals and the first full-squad workout on the same day. It is exciting to be a baseball fan right now because we are so close to them all being back.
It was a tough 2020 season as baseball fans probably had it harder than any other sport during the pandemic. We only got to see each team play 60 regular season games which is a far cry from the 162 we are used to. Now, we prepare for Spring Training which is a very important one this year. The White Sox have a lot of players that are new to the squad and a few of them are on the very young side.
As for pitchers and catchers, there is a lot to be determined. There is a backup catcher position available thanks to the departure of James McCann. Yasmani Grandal is going to be the starter which is awesome but it will be interesting to see who emerges as the backup and third-string.
The White Sox pitching staff is going to be very good. Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, and Dallas Keuchel are locked to be the top three in the rotation. That is a fantastic top-three. The four and five guys are still to be determined but you can expect Michael Kopech to see a lot of time this year. He has ace-level stuff so it will be fun to see how it works out.
Ethan Katz getting his hands on guys like Dylan Cease, Reynaldo Lopez, and Carlos Rodon should be fun as well. These are all things that should be figured out throughout the course of Spring Training and it all starts with the pitchers (and catchers) reporting on Wednesday.