White Sox: An early 26 man Opening Day 2021 roster prediction

Vincent Parise
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 12: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates his solo home run against the Detroit Tigers with Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Comerica Park on August 12, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 12: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates his solo home run against the Detroit Tigers with Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Comerica Park on August 12, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
6 of 6
Next
Chicago White Sox Aaron Bummer
(Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /

Bullpen

  • Garrett Crochet
  • Reynaldo Lopez
  • Evan Marshall
  • Jimmy Cordero
  • Matt Foster
  • Codi Heuer
  • Jace Fry
  • Aaron Bummer
  • Liam Hendriks

The White Sox bullpen could have a few guys in it that are looked at as starters long term. Carlos Rodon or Michael Kopech may even be bumped down to the bullpen but for now, Garrett Crochet and Reynaldo Lopez are good bullpen projections. They will both have the opportunity to start but it is fair to assume that they will be in the bullpen simply because of how busy it is in the rotation right now.

Lopez has a lot to work on but Crochet is clearly being built into a starter. Each of them has good stuff but Crochet has elite potential. It isn’t often that a player makes his MLB debut in the year he was drafted but that was the case for Crochet. It seems like he is getting the Chris Sale treatment as a guy who has an electric arm but gets some time in the pen before becoming a starter.

You can expect to see Evan Marshall, Jimmy Cordero, Matt Foster, Codi Heuer, and Jace Fry in the middle of the White Sox bullpen all year long. Most of those guys, especially Marshall, Heuer, and Foster, are very exciting players to have in the bullpen.

Late in the game, you can expect to see a lot of Aaron Bummer and Liam Hendriks. Aaron Bummer is going to be the setup man for Hendriks as the closer. It is a duo that can be as dynamic closing out games as anyone in the league. When the White Sox head into the eighth inning with a lead, you can feel confident that they will win more often than not.

Related Story. Staying away from Trevor Bauer was smart for the White Sox. light

This is an awesome roster. It isn’t perfect just yet and they are still building but it is good enough to at least compete for a World Series championship. They have offense, good starters, and a loaded bullpen. Most importantly, they have a group that is hungry to win and they believe in themselves. 2021 is going to be an amazing year for everyone involved with this team.

facebooktwitterreddit