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3 players that White Sox fans can’t trust going into 2022

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 12: Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 12: Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel was bad in 2022 so it will be hard for White Sox fans to trust him.

Dallas Keuchel provides a ton to the White Sox. He is a veteran pitcher that knows what it takes to win. He has two All-Star appearances, a World Series ring, and a Cy Young Award to prove it. But the White Sox are rolling the dice by trotting him out on the mound every fifth day.

When the White Sox added him in 2020, he immediately proved to be a great pickup. He posted a 1.99 ERA which ranked third-best in the MLB. However, he failed to go deep into games. Most of his starts only lasted five or six innings.

He took a major step back in 2021. Keuchel unraveled with his ERA imploding to a career-worst 5.28. Things got so bad that he was left off the playoff roster.

Things were not all bad. He took home his fifth career Gold Glove with an impressive 12 defensive runs saved. Not only was it a career-high for the southpaw but it was also the most runs saved by a pitcher in nine years.

Who knows what the White Sox are going to get from him in 2022. But things turned sour really quick last season and the White Sox cannot afford a repeat of that performance. No starting pitching depth was added.

A talented but unproven Micheal Kopech is also joining the rotation. The White Sox are trusting Keuchel to be the player he once was in 2022. Things may work out but all signs point to this being a risky gamble.

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