They could use help across the board with the exception of a few positions. Pitching is an area of need that the White Sox currently have and may be looking to get some help with.
Dylan Cease is pretty much the only real ace on staff right now so help is needed there. There could be quite a few pitchers available with other teams but there might be one that the White Sox take a lot of interest in to help them out.
The White Sox division-rival Cleveland Guardians have an interesting pitcher that could be made available with the trade deadline approaching.
That pitcher is none other than Zach Plesac. Plesac has faced the White Sox in the past and has been a thorn in their side from time to time. Coming over to the White Sox could be a huge value for Chicago.
Zach Plesac is someone to consider for the Chicago White Sox at the deadline.
So far in his career, he has been very sold. His win-loss record is two wins and eight losses coming in 18 starts and 99 innings. His ERA is a little high and stands at 4.09. Plesac’s WHIP is 1.26 and he has 72 strikeouts.
He is someone that isn’t having an amazing season but has the talent to help a team get over the hump. It is also unclear why he is having the year that he is but now is the time to buy low on a player like this.
The stats tell us a story of mediocrity to an extent but someone who could be a valuable addition to an already rich rotation. He could be that extra starter that you need to help keep your rotation fresh. He has some room to get better which is a big plus.
Plesac has been in the league as a starting pitcher since 2019 so he doesn’t have a lot of mileage on him. He has had a decent career already and appears to be poised for much more.
The White Sox could use someone who still has some upside, has room to grow, and who also knows the AL Central. He would likely have a lot of value for the White Sox if the Guardians decided to send him away to a division rival in the thick of the race. They certainly had no problem ding that in 2021 so you never know.