Chicago White Sox: Projecting the perfect 2021 rotation in order

Vincent Parise
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game on March 4, 2021 at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale Arizona. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game on March 4, 2021 at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale Arizona. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Dylan Cease
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Dylan Cease could end up being one of the best number fours in the entire league.

Dylan Cease is a phenomenal young pitcher. He has had an up and down MLB career so far but he hasn’t even made 30 starts yet. His potential is as good as any of the White Sox’s big three. He has the stuff to be elite, he just needs to continue learning to harness it. Ethan Katz, who gets mentioned a lot when it comes to White Sox pitching, has really been helping him out this offseason/spring training.

Cease reaching his potential will be decided by seeing if he can command his pitches better. We already know how nasty he can be. If he can keep his pitches near the strike zone enough while also fooling hitters with the offspeed movement, he will become one of the best pitchers on the team. It is scary to think about him being as productive as Lynn, Giolito, and Keuchel.

There could even be a world where he ends up higher in the rotation one day. You never know. If he starts to turn the corner in 2021 like we know he can, he could be one of the best number fours in the entire league. That would really bode well for the White Sox in the playoffs if it ever came down to it. Expect Cease to really be good this season.

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