The Chicago White Sox are in a pretty good position right now through the first few games of the season. They are tied for the lead in the AL Central thanks to some very good pitching by a couple of starters. Dylan Cease has had a near lights-out campaign so far and is poised to have a great season.
Sox fans knew that there was something special about Cease last season. When he pitched, he did very well. In 2021, he won 13 games and lost seven in 32 games started. His ERA was 3.91 and he pitched a total of 165.2 innings of baseball.
Statistics are just one way to measure a baseball player. Other ways to measure include what they mean to the team, how they handle clutch situations, and what kind of leadership they provide. While somewhat of a quiet person and not one to get that much attention, Cease was relentless on the mound doing damage to just about every team he faced.
We know what he has done to the Detroit Tigers when he faces them. He’s never lost to them once in his career. He’s owned them and that’s something that White Sox fans love. Cease has some amazing tools and now that he’s started to fully utilize them, he’s dangerous.
The Chicago White Sox need Dylan Cease to dominate in every start he makes.
The White Sox will utilize him to their advantage. Look for Cease to be in the American League Cy Young conversation this season. If he keeps on rolling like he’s doing now to start the season, he could easily be the AL Cy Young Award winner.
We should also remember that the White Sox have some of the best starters in the league on their roster. Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito are two of the premier starting pitchers in the league with Lynn almost winning the AL Cy Young award in 2021. They also have Michael Kopech who is turning out to be an elite starter.
With this kind of pitching talent available, the White Sox should be able to win many games. Injuries have taken out Giolito and Lynn sidelining them for several weeks. However, once both are back and healthy, this team’s pitching staff is going to be one of the most dangerous in the league and the White Sox are going to win a lot of games.
It’s nice to see how far Cease has come and how far he has yet to go. The sky is really the limit when it comes to Cease. Look for him to beat his win total from last year and possibly even add a Cy Young award to his trophy case to go along with what we hope is a World Series trophy.