Carlos Rodon could be a huge factor for the Chicago White Sox in the 2021 playoffs.
The Chicago White Sox has a lot of great players. Their rotation has been a big part of things in 2021. Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Dallas Keuchel, Dylan Cease, and Carlos Rodon have been magnificent. Even guys like Michael Kopech and Reynaldo Lopez have had some really nice starts throughout the year. All of them need to be healthy in order for the White Sox to succeed.
Of all those guys, Carlos Rodon is the biggest concern in terms of health. Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito had a little bit of a concern a few weeks ago but they are just fine. Rodon, on the other hand, has some serious arm soreness that needs to be figured out before the playoffs. When he is healthy, he is one of the three best starters in the organization.
Rodon is going to get a start against the Cincinnati Reds next week. In that start, they are going to determine his plan for the playoffs. If for whatever reason, he can’t go, the White Sox have options.
Dallas Keuchel may be a starter after all in the playoffs but Michael Kopech and Reynaldo Lopez are certainly ready as well. It would be really nice to see the White Sox get Rodon nice and ready so that they can use their best four in the postseason.