White Sox: 2 players who justified team’s faith, 1 who hasn’t

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Chicago White Sox, Carlos Rodon
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Justified: Carlos Rodon

Carlos Rodon has been one of the Chicago White Sox best pitchers in 2021.

Carlos Rodon just had a very good start against the Toronto Blue Jays. He only gave up one run in a high-pressure game that saw him face a very good Blue Jays lineup. He went out there and showed them his stuff. It was the kind of start that you can say he would have lost in previous years. This has been an incredible season for the White Sox former number three overall pick. He has rewarded the White Sox for putting faith in him when many wouldn’t.

The White Sox let him go after the 2020 season didn’t go well for him. They did, however, decide to bring him back later in the offseason. It was a move that annoyed some people because it felt like the cheap option but it is paying off. He has been incredible this season and should be in the All-Star Game for the American League.

Rodon, after his nice performance against the Jays, has a 5-2 record. He has 59.2 innings over 10 games played where he has 88 strikeouts, a 1.96 ERA, and a 0.89 WHIP. It has been a great season so far for him as he tries to keep it going. The White Sox and Rodon are forever going to be thankful that they stayed loyal to each other.