3 White Sox prospects who should not be added when rosters expand
Jonathan Stiever is not someone that the Chicago White Sox should be calling up.
The Chicago White Sox, for a lot of the same reasons, should not call up Jonathan Stiever. They are very loaded right now and if he were playing in the playoffs, that would mean something went terribly wrong. Stiever is mostly a starter so with Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, Dylan Cease, and Carlos Rodon in the mix, there is no reason to have him.
Guys like Michael Kopech, Reynaldo Lopez, or Garrett Crochet would honestly deserve a start over Stiever at this point. He is a talented pitcher with good potential but he should not be put in the middle of a race on an elite team. This team believes they can win the World Series and having Stiever on the active roster isn’t the way.
The best-case scenario for Stiever would be to get traded to a team that is less deep than the White Sox. It doesn’t seem like there is a clear path for him to the big leagues unless he starts dominating AAA in an unrealistic way. He needs to just keep grinding until that next opportunity comes and it just might happen. Unfortunately, it shouldn’t be for the 2021 White Sox.
The players that the White Sox are going to call up feel cut and dry but you never know. Luckily, it is fair to believe that they also care about the future just as much as the present. Both are bright if they continue on this course of organizational depth.