The Chicago White Sox have gotten off to a hot start of the season but there are some concerning stats through nine games. There is a lot to like about the 2022 Chicago White Sox. They are off to a 6-3 start and have won each of their first three series against the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, and Tampa Bay Rays.
These are three quality opponents on paper. The Tigers and Mariners each made some impactful additions during the offseason, The Mariners figure to be contenders in the American League West while the Rays have turned themselves into perennial contenders in the American League over the past couple of seasons.
Beating winning teams was something the White Sox struggled with last year. Two of the White Sox’s first three opponents figure to have winning records by the end of the year so that marks progress.
Andrew Vaughn and Tim Anderson are off to a hot start and the pitching staff has held up well. Kendall Graveman has proven to be a great addition to the bullpen while Dylan Cease looks primed for an All-Star season after his first two starts. Once again, this team looks like the clear front-runner to win the division.
The Chicago White Sox have a long way to go to get everything just right.
But it’s April so that means it’s time for overreactions. With the good, there is also bad. Injuries have been a reoccurring theme with this team. There are also some early red flags that jump off the stat sheet. If the White Sox want to avoid another first-round exit here are three early warning signs they should monitor: