The Chicago White Sox has a lot of elite players. This is a year where they believe they can win the World Series and it is in large part to how many great players they have. Well, it isn’t all about elite players all the time either. Sometimes. it is about having enough depth to deal with certain issues that may present themselves throughout the year. Injuries happen and there are sometimes performance issues so depth is always tested. These are the three most underrated players that fans should keep an eye on this year:
Evan Marshall is one awesome baseball player. He might be the most underrated player on the team. He is certainly the most underrated pitcher because he is so good. Over his entire White Sox tenure, he has been awesome for them coming out of the bullpen. He will be a part of this group that is going to be awesome backing up the starting rotation.
There are other great arms around him as guys like Aaron Bummer and Liam Hendriks will anchor the rotation. There are also some other younger players that are looking to be mainstays in Codi Heuer and Matt Foster. That leaves very little pressure for a guy like Marshall so he can just go out and pitch.
His 2020 season was awesome as he had an ERA of 2.38 to go with a WHIP of 1.059. He had 30 strikeouts in 22.2 innings to accumulate a 0.6 WAR which is pretty good for a pitcher in that situation. There is a good chance that he is one of the better pieces in this bullpen when the season is said and done. The depth is certainly there and he leads it.