The Chicago White Sox have developed Dylan Cease really well since landing him.
The Chicago White Sox dominated the Jose Quintana trade just with Eloy Jimenez alone. The fact that they also got Dylan Cease as the second piece in the trade is straight-up hilarious. It was one of the greatest trades in the history of the White Sox.
Now, Cease is almost done with his development and is ready to take that next step as a starter. Since making his MLB debut in 2019, he had a long way to go before reaching where he is right now but has slowly gotten better with every start.
Going into 2022, he should be looked at as the clear number three behind Lucas Giolito and Lance Lynn. With Carlos Rodon gone, he is able to move up a slot which is good news for him. When you look at his numbers from the second half of 2021, there were points where he looked like the ace.
He has the stuff to lead a rotation and nobody really realizes it. If he pitches like the second half of 2021 in all of 2022, the White Sox will have three legit aces at the top of their rotation. He led the team in strikeouts and was top ten in the American League as a whole. Everyone should be really excited about him going forward.