The Chicago White Sox has to be considered one of the three favorites to come out of the American League going into 2021. They have a lot of talent in every which direction. In 2020, it was the first year that some of that talent started to come together. We saw them make the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. It was a special year for sure. Now, the special year is turning into pressure to take another big step. A big reason is their pitching.
For one, we know they are going to score a lot of runs. That is very important to this team, especially when you look at their starting lineup. It is loaded with All-Stars that are on an upward trajectory. It is scary to think about when you realize they haven’t even scratched the surface of their potential.
The Chicago White Sox pitching needs to support their offense in 2021.
With all of that offensive firepower, the pitching needs to step up. As mentioned before, the reason we believe they will take the next step is their pitching. They have made some offseason acquisitions that should change the way they do things. One of the biggest additions is the manager, Tony La Russa. He is going to come in and try and get them all in the best position to succeed.
When it comes to putting together a good staff, you need to get your starters and bullpen all set. The bullpen is loaded with studs that are all different types of pitchers. The rotation is no different. When you think about their current rotation, it is fair to assume they will have a really good season. That will happen if they go out in this order: