The Chicago White Sox are in a good spot going into the second half of the season. After battling through a lot of injuries so far this season, there is a lot to be proud of. The three players that have been selected to be American League All-Stars are a big reason why. Without Lance Lynn, Carlos Rodon, and Liam Hendriks, they might not be where they are in the standings.
Carlos Rodon’s story is literally like a Hollywood movie script. He was let go after years of never reaching his potential as a third overall pick. He was brought back late in the offseason and had to battle against Reynaldo Lopez for that fifth spot in the rotation. He earned it and excelled like we thought he would when he was first drafted.
As for Lance Lynn and Liam Hendriks, they are both players that were new to the team going into the season. Lynn had been an elite starter for a few years and Hendriks has been an elite closer as well. Both of them met expectations this season which has helped the White Sox overcome all of the injuries that they have dealt with. Everyone should expect them both to represent the organization well during the summer’s biggest event.
The Chicago White Sox also has a few snubs from the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.
Although it is fitting that the White Sox are sending three pitchers based on how the season has gone so far, there are a few snubs as well. Every team in the league needs to send some players so there will naturally always be snubs but it would have been nice for these four to be there: