Chicago White Sox: This is the perfect playoff pitching rotation

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Chicago White Sox, Lucas Giolito
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The Chicago White Sox has outstanding pitching. They believe that they have what they need in order to win the World Series this year. Their window is freshly open right now but they want to do their best every year to get it done starting now.

They have some outstanding offensive players that can score a lot of runs. There is a “big six” in the batting order which includes Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal, Eloy Jimenez, and Yoan Moncada.

Those guys are supplemented by some great depth players (and maybe more than that) like Gavin Sheets, Adam Engel, Leury Garcia, Cesar Hernandez, and Andrew Vaughn amongst others. It is going to be important for those guys to be there and come up just as big in the postseason.

However, the key to the 2021 White Sox has been their pitching. The bullpen is outstanding with studs like Michael Kopech, Liam Hendriks, Craig Kimbrel, Reynaldo Lopez, Aaron Bummer, and Garrett Crochet amongst others. When the starters get it to the bullpen with a lead, they have done a great job holding it for the win.

The Chicago White Sox needs their starters to be elite in the 2021 playoffs.

Speaking of the starters, the White Sox have some really good ones. Lopez and Kopech have made some starts this season but they weren’t part of the five-man rotation that was used for most of the year. Going into the playoffs, it is likely to drop down to a four-man rotation. With that in mind, what should it look like? This is the perfect playoff rotation: