Chicago White Sox: Four guys who are competing for last two starter spots

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Lucas Giolito
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The 2020 Chicago White Sox showed that they can score runs in bunches. They have so much talent in their starting lineup and should be able to keep that going for a long time. In fact, most of their guys are so young and improving. That is scary to think about because they are elite already and they haven’t even scratched the surface of what they can become.

As players like Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, Nick Madrigal, and Andrew Vaughn amongst others get better, this team has no ceiling. They are going to score a lot of runs on most nights which will give them a chance to win on that alone. If you add in some elite pitching, we are talking about a legit World Series contender.

The top of the rotation as currently constructed is elite. Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, and Lance Lynn were all elite in 2020 and should form one of the best trios in the league. All three of them finished in the top seven of Cy Young voting in the American League in 2020. It was a really solid year for them and now they are going to be looking to take it even further.

That is really good for a 1-3 punch in a rotation. The thing that is a big question mark for this team is the fourth and fifth starter. They have four guys that are going to compete for that spot and all four of them have a legit shot. It will come down to who plays the best during spring training. Whoever misses out on the job should be coming out of the bullpen. Things can change as the season goes along but there should be a tentative decision by Opening Day. These are the four guys competing for those two spots:

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