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  • Yermin Mercedes Hits Fourth Home Run

    Chicago White Sox designated hitter Yermin Mercedes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run versus the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader. Mercedes has been one of the biggest surprises of the season so far and hasn't slowed down since his historic 8-for-8 start to the season. Mercedes has always hit in the minor leagues and is now hitting .415 with four home runs and 12 RBI. He will eventually regress and come back down to earth, but the talent is there and managers should continue to the enjoy the ride with the top waiver wire pickup of the early season.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Yermin Mercedes
  • Nick Madrigal Knocks In Two Runs

    Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Madrigal wasn't used in Game 1, but moved up from his usual bottom of the order spot to the top spot in Game 2 and it paid off. Madrigal is strictly a contact hitter that will help with hits and batting average, but he managers shouldn't expect much power from him. The second baseman is now hitting .304 with three RBI.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Nick Madrigal
  • Michael Kopech Performs Well In Start

    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Michael Kopech went three innings and allowed one hit, one run, one walk and struck out four as the starting pitcher in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Kopech was once one of the top starting pitching prospects in baseball, but has been operating as a reliever this season. Kopech has been dominate out of the bullpen for the White Sox this season and has a 1.69 ERA with 17 strikeouts and four walks in 10 2/3 innings. Kopech is proving to be a valuable addition in all leagues that count ratios and should be rostered in most formats with his ability to pitch multiple innings a week and record plenty of strikeouts.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Michael Kopech
  • Liam Hendriks Picks Up Second Save

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks picked up his second save of the season with a scoreless inning in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Hendriks allowed one hit and struck out one. The White Sox big free agent signing this offseason got off to a rough start with three runs given up in his first three outings, but has now thrown three straight scoreless innings. Hendriks has been one of the best closers over the past few seasons and he should continue to be one of the best closer options for managers. He now owns a 4.26 ERA with nine strikeouts, one walk and two saves.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Dallas Keuchel Picks Up First Victory

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel picked up his first victory of the season in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Keuchel went five innings and allowed six hits, two runs, zero walks and struck out one on the afternoon. It was the veterans best start this season and he is now 1-0 on the season. Despite the nice outing, Keuchel still owns a 5.68 ERA on the season. Keuchel doesn't generate many strikeouts and shouldn't be considered outside of deeper leagues or as a streamer. The lefty will draw a favorable matchup versus the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Dallas Keuchel
  • Tim Anderson Hits Second Home Run

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a pair of singles in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Anderson took the first pitch of the game yard for his second home run of the season. Anderson has played three games since returning from a left hamstring strain and hasn't missed a beat. He sat out Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader to stay fresh. Anderson is 6-for-14 in his three games back from the injured with one home run, one RBI and a stolen base. He is helpful across the board for fantasy managers and should be started on a daily basis.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Lance Lynn Placed On 10-Day Injured List

    The Chicago White Sox have placed Lance Lynn (back) on the 10-day injured list with a strained right trapezius muscle. The move is retroactive to April 17. The team is hopeful that Lynn will only need to miss one start due to the injury. Reliever Zack Burdi was called up from the alternate site in a corresponding move. Lynn's next scheduled start was Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox are yet to name a replacement for the start. If Lynn remains on track to only miss one outing, he'd be in line to make his next start on Wednesday, April 28 against the Detroit Tigers.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Lance Lynn
  • Andrew Vaughn Out Of Game 1 Lineup

    Chicago White Sox first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn will sit out Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Manager Tony La Russa has been reluctant to give Vaughn the playing time many expected, but the White Sox recently forced his hand by designating outfielder Nick Williams for assignment. Vaughn is hitting just .160 in 25 at-bats this season with zero home runs and one RBI, but he has drawn five walks and only struck out seven times. Vaughn is one of the best power and contact first base prospects and should be able to put up strong numbers if he gets the opportunity and reaches his potential. Managers in deeper redraft leagues should remain patient for now and it could pay off if La Russa starts to give him everyday at-bats. Vaughn should remain owned in all dynasty leagues. Corner infielder Jake Lamb will replace Vaughn in the lineup for Game 1 and bat eighth versus Tanner Houck. Lamb is hitless in seven at-bats this season and can be avoided in DFS on Sunday.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Andrew Vaughn
  • Nick Madrigal Absent For Game 1 Of Doubleheader

    Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal will sit out Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Madrigal is having a solid season with the bat and is hitting .279 with one RBI and a stolen base. Madrigal offers plenty of contact and should help managers seeking improvement in the batting average department, but doesn't offer much else. Utility man Leury Garcia will start at second base and bat ninth. Garcia has struggled this season and can be avoided in DFS. Madrigal should be expected to suit up for Game 2.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Nick Madrigal
  • White Sox Promote Jonathan Stiever As 27th Man On Sunday

    The Chicago White Sox have promoted starting pitcher Jonathan Stiever as their 27th man for Sunday's doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox. Stiever throws a nasty curveball and could be an option to start Game 2 on Sunday. The right-hander struggled in two starts with the Pale Hose in 2020 and allowed seven runs in 6 1/3 innings with four walks and three strikeouts. The good news is that he owns a career 3.95 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP to go along with 10 K/9 between two minor league seasons in rookie ball and Single-A. The White Sox have not announced their Game 2 starter, but Stiever can be avoided even if he does draw the start.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller White Sox Jonathan Stiever
  • Jose Abreu Extends On-Base Streak To 16

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with one RBI in Saturday's loss versus the Boston Red Sox. Abreu's double in the top of the first inning extended his on-base streak to 16 games, dating back to the 2020 season. Last year's American League MVP has been getting on base, but is only hitting .208 on the season with two home runs and 10 RBI. Despite getting being on base in every game this season, managers would like to see Abreu get some more hits. Managers shouldn't worry about the low batting with Abreu owning a career .293 batting average. Abreu remains one of the most consistent first baseman in the league and offers a strong batting average to go along with good power numbers.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller White Sox Jose Abreu
  • Luis Robert Starting To Warm Up

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a stolen base in Saturday's loss versus the Boston Red Sox. Robert raised his batting average to .286 with the strong performance and now has two hits in each of his last three games. Robert also has one home run and five RBI to go with two stolen bases. Robert appears to be heating up and the power should soon follow. He remains one of the most talented youngsters in the big leagues and is an asset across the board in all formats. He will look to extend his hitting streak with a doubleheader against the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller White Sox Luis Robert
  • Tim Anderson Steals First Base Of Season

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 1-for-5 with a single and a stolen base on Sunday versus the Boston Red Sox. Anderson returned to the lineup on Thursday after being activated from the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Anderson is now 3-for-10 since returning to the lineup with a stolen base. The shortstop has been hitting in the leadoff spot and should score plenty of runs at the top of a strong White Sox offense. He also hits for power and can steal bases. The White Sox have a doubleheader versus the Boston Red Sox on Sunday and one would think that Anderson will likely rest one of those matchups with his recent return, but he should still be started in all formats.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Dylan Cease Only Lasts 4 2/3 Innings

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease returned from the COVID-19 injured list on Saturday versus the Boston Red Sox. Cease only last 4 2/3 innings and was taken out of the game after allowing a single to Xander Bogaerts with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Cease allowed six hits, two runs, three walks and struck out six on the evening, but the damage could have been worse if outfielder Adam Eaton didn't rob Rafael Devers of a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. Cease has now gone 4 2/3 in all three of his starts and has recorded 15 strikeouts with nine walks. With Cease allowing three walks per game and not going deep in contests, he is hard to trust in redraft leagues at the moment. Cease will carry a 3.86 ERA into his next start versus the Texas Rangers on Friday.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller White Sox Dylan Cease
  • Yasmani Grandal Will Rest Sunday

    Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal will rest on Sunday versus the Boston Red Sox. Grandal is hitless over his last 11 at-bats and only has four hits in 30 at-bats this season with one home run and six RBI. Catcher prospect Zack Collins has been calling good games defensively and has been entering into Grandal's playing time with two starts over the last five games. Collins is only 4-for-24 with one home run and five RBI on the season and will bat sixth Sunday. Collins will face Nick Pivetta and could be a cheap option for DFS Sunday. Managers should remain patient with Grandal, but may want to insure him with Collins or another option until the veteran starts hitting.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller White Sox Yasmani Grandal
  • Michael Kopech Good At Avoiding Contact

    Chicago White Sox rookie right-hander Michael Kopech has generated a 23.7 percent swing-and-miss rate early this season. The mark is seventh-best among the 391 pitchers with at least 50 pitches thrown so far this season. Kopech averages 97 mph with his fastball and pairs it with a dirty slider that hitters have a tough time picking up. The hard-throwing 24-year-old returned to the major leagues this year for the first time since 2018 due to injuries. As such, the Pale Hose are keeping his outings limited in relief for now, but if he can stay healthy all year, Kopech could be an option for the team's rotation at some point later this season.

    Apr 16 · RotoBaller White Sox Michael Kopech
  • Lance Lynn Suffers Tough Loss

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn put together another strong performance on Thursday versus the Cleveland Indians. Lynn suffered a tough loss, but went six innings and allowed five hits, two runs, zero walks and struck out 10 on the afternoon. Lynn was cruising through the first five innings, but gave up a two-run home run with two outs to Jose Ramirez in the top of the sixth inning. That would be enough to carry the Indians to a victory and were also the first runs allowed by the veteran in three starts this season. Lynn has been very impressive with his new club and now owns a 1-1 record with a 0.92 ERA. He has also struck out 27 batters this season and hasn't issued a walk since giving up two in his first start of the season. Lynn should be started every time he is on the hill and he will look for continued success in a rematch versus the Indians on Tuesday.

    Apr 15 · RotoBaller White Sox Lance Lynn
  • Dylan Cease Back With Team, Set To Start On Friday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease is back with the team after spending a day on the COVID-19 injured list. Cease tested negative for COVID-19, but was experiencing symptoms. He is now feeling better and is on schedule to make Friday's start against the Boston Red Sox. Cease has made two starts so far this year. He has a 3.86 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP with nine strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings. He's yet to reach the end of the fifth inning in a start. Cease is worth monitoring in all fantasy leagues, but can be left on waivers in most shallow leagues.

    Apr 15 · RotoBaller White Sox Dylan Cease
  • Nick Williams Designated For Assignment

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Nick Williams has been designated for assignment. Williams started three games in left field this season and didn't record a hit in 10 at-bats. Williams exit from the White Sox should open up more playing time top hitting prospect Andrew Vaughn. Vaughn has struggled early on, but has shown patience at the plate. Outfielder Adam Engel (hamstring) is also expected to return to the club as early as next weekend and is expected to take over in left field when that happens.

    Apr 15 · RotoBaller White Sox Nick Williams
  • Tim Anderson Activated From Injured List For Thursday's Game

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list on Thursday versus the Cleveland Indians. The shortstop should be expected to return to the leadoff spot. Anderson has been absent since going down with a left hamstring strain on April 4. When healthy, Anderson is one of the more valuable shortstops across the board and helps with both power and speed. Managers should feel confident starting Anderson on Thursday and moving forward. Outfielder Nick Williams has been designated for assignment to clear room for Anderson on the roster.

    Apr 15 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Nick Madrigal Picks Up Three Hits

    Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal went 3-for-4 with singles and one RBI in a victory versus the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Madrigal hit .340 in 29 games as a rookie in 2020, but Wednesday was his first multi-hit game of the season. The second baseman is a pure contact hitter, but doesn't offer much outside of that. Madrigal's strong performance raised his batting average to .278 and he has now hit safely in eight of his 10 starts this season. Managers looking for help with hits and batting average in deeper leagues should consider rostering Madrigal.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Nick Madrigal
  • Yoan Moncada Drives In Two Runs In Wednesday's Victory

    Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a single and two RBI versus the Cleveland Indians in Wednesday's victory. Moncada has been ice cold to start the 2021 campaign and is hitting a weak .186 batting average to go along with a .579 OPS, one home run and four RBI. The bigger concern is his plate discipline and that has been his biggest weakness throughout his career. The third baseman has now struck out 16 times on the season and has only drawn five walks. Moncada is coming off of a poor 2020 campaign and 2021 hasn't started much better. Those rostering Moncada would be better off remaining patient and hope that he turns the corner sooner than later. When Moncada puts everything together, he can help across the board and he makes for an intriguing buy-low candidate if their manager is feeling frustrated and ready to move on.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Yoan Moncada
  • Luis Robert Picks Up Two Hits In Victory

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert went 2-for-5 with a double and one RBI on Wednesday versus the Cleveland Indians. Robert has been off to a cold start in his sophomore season and was 3-for-20 entering the contest. Robert is one of the most exciting players in the game, but he will need to break out of his funk for managers to get a nice return on their investment. Robert is hitting .245 with one home run, five RBI and one stolen base on the season. The outfielder has the ability to help across the board and hopefully Wednesday's performance is a sign of things to come. It's too early in the season for managers to panic and holding onto Robert could pay off in a big way if reaches his potential this season.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Luis Robert
  • Yermin Mercedes Hits Another Home Run

    Chicago White Sox designated hitter Yermin Mercedes continued his strong season by going 3-for-5 with a three-run homer on Wednesday versus the Cleveland Indians. Mercedes has been one of the early feel-good stories this season and he continues to hit on a nightly basis. Mercedes is now hitting an absurd .500 with a 1.383 OPS and three home runs to go along with 10 RBI. Mercedes will eventually come back down to earth, but managers should enjoy the ride as long as it lasts. Mercedes will look to continue his impressive run versus Aaron Civale and the Indians on Wednesday.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Yermin Mercedes
  • Carlos Rodon Throws No-Hitter

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon threw a no-hitter on Wednesday versus the Cleveland Indians. Rodon retired the first 25 batters he faced, but Roberto Perez reached base from a hit by pitch. The lefty would then retire Yu Chang and Jordan Luplow to complete the no-hitter. He also recorded seven strikeouts on the evening. The veteran lefty was non-tendered by the White Sox this offseason, but felt he had unfinished business and returned with the team on a one-year, $3 million deal. The deal certainly looks to be paying off early on in the season. The lefty has always had good stuff, but injuries have come up too often for him to reach his full potential. Rodon hasn't allowed a run on the year in two starts and should be rostered in all fantasy formats. Next up for Rodon is a date with the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Carlos Rodon
  • Andrew Vaughn Inserted Into White Sox Lineup On Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn will start and bat seventh on Wednesday versus the Cleveland Indians. Vaughn is the White Sox top hitting prospect and made the team out of camp, but manager Tony La Russa has limited the rookies play early on with Nick Williams getting three of the last four starts in left field. Vaughn is 2-for-14 on the young season, but has drawn five walks and struck out six times. Vaughn is a good contact and power hitter with a bright future and La Russa would be wise to start giving him more chances. Outfielder Adam Engel (hamstring) is aiming to return next weekend and if La Russa continues to favor Williams over Vaughn it would make sense to send the rookie to the minor leagues to get everyday at-bats. Managers should still hold out hope that La Russa will come around to the rookie and he can be a very helpful contributor if he reaches his potential.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Andrew Vaughn
  • Yasmani Grandal Will Rest On Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal will be on the bench for Wednesday's contest against the Cleveland Indians. Grandal is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and is hitting a weak .154 with one home run and six RBI to open the season. Grandal is sporting a .167 BABIP early on, which isn't encouraging, but the veteran has been a steady and consistent behind the plate throughout his career and managers shouldn't panic this early into the season. The switch-hitter should be back in the lineup on Thursday and the hope is that a day off will get him going. Zack Collins will replace Grandal on Wednesday and bat sixth. Collins is 4-for-20 on the season, but does have one home run and five RBI. In a tough battle against Zach Plesac, it's best to avoid Collins in DFS on Wednesday night.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Yasmani Grandal
  • Adam Engel Suffers Minor Setback

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Engel (hamstring) had a minor setback and said he has had "four or five really good days in a row, making good progress." Engel is hopeful to return from a right hamstring strain for the teams next homestead starting on April 23. The White Sox have struggled in a major way on defense and Engel should be expected to slot into the left field spot upon his return. Engel offers his most value on defense, but hit .295 with three home runs as a platoon player in 2020. Engel's return is bad news for rookie first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn. Vaughn surprisingly hasn't been getting much run for the White Sox and manager Tony La Russa has seemed to favor outfielder Nick Williams in left field with Eloy Jimenez (pectoral), Billy Hamilton (hamstring) and Engel sidelined. Engel doesn't offer much offensively and managers can leave him on the waiver wire.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Adam Engel
  • Tim Anderson Set To Return On Thursday

    Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said on Wednesday that shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) is expected to return to the starting lineup on Thursday versus the Cleveland Indians. Anderson has been on the 10-day injured list since April 4 when he strained his left hamstring while running to first base. Anderson started the season 3-for-15 with one home run and one RBI and is coming off of a fantastic 2020 campaign. Anderson hit .322 with 10 home runs, 21 RBI, five stolen bases and 45 runs scored this past season and is one of the better pop and speed options at the shortstop position. Anderson will return to the top spot in the White Sox lineup and managers should be ready to plug him in their lineup on Thursday and moving forward.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Dylan Cease Placed On COVID-19 IL

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (COVID-19 symptoms) has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. General manager Rick Hahn said that Cease has not tested positive for COVID-19, but is experience symptoms currently. In a corresponding move, the White Sox have recalled relief pitcher Zack Burdi. Cease has yet to record a decision in 2021, as he has a 3.86 ERA with nine strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings of work so far.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Dylan Cease
  • Jose Abreu On 11-Game On-Base Streak

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has reached base in each of his 11 games so far this year. He's slashing .209/.314/.372 with two home runs, seven walks, nine RBI and five runs. His current walk rate (13.7%) is nearly double where it was last year (6.9%), but he's also striking out at a significantly higher rate so far this year (31.4%) than last year (22.5%). He isn't making as much hard contact through the early going this year. He's registered barrels on just two of his 28 batted balls so far, leading to a 7.1% barrel rate which is well below last year's 14.3% clip. Abreu was one of the league's best all-around hitters in 2020 and should have another big year ahead. Expect to see his hard contact numbers increase exponentially throughout the year.

    Apr 14 · RotoBaller White Sox Jose Abreu
  • Liam Hendriks Throws Scoreless Inning

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks recorded two strikeouts in a scoreless inning on Tuesday versus the Cleveland Indians. Hendriks entered the game with a 0-0 score and looked lights out. The White Sox big free agent acquisition had given up three runs in three outings prior to Tuesday, so tonight's performance was encouraging. Hendriks has been one of the top closers over the past few seasons and managers should remain confident having in their bullpen. He now has seven strikeouts and just one walk over 4 1/3 innings in four appearances this season.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Lucas Giolito Shines In No-Decision

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito earned a no-decision in a phenomenal start versus Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians. Giolito was pulled after walking Roberto Perez to start the top of the eighth inning, but went seven innings and allowed just three hits, zero runs, two walks and struck out eight on the evening. Giolito has pitched as well as any pitcher this season and fantasy managers that spent a high pick on him are getting a nice return. The right-hander will carry a 2.55 ERA into Sunday's matchup versus the Boston Red Sox.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Carlos Rodon To Make His Next Start On Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon was scratched from Monday's start with an upset stomach. Dallas Keuchel wound up starting in his place and pitched five innings in a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. Rodon is reportedly feeling better and is slated to make his next start on Wednesday, facing off against Zach Plesac and the Indians. Rodon looked great in his first start of the year, which came against the Seattle Mariners last Monday. He pitched five scoreless innings and allowed two hits and three walks while striking out nine.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Carlos Rodon
  • Yermin Mercedes Gets A Day Off

    Chicago White Sox designated hitter Yermin Mercedes will get Tuesday off versus the Cleveland Indians. Mercedes has been one of the better stories on this young season, after he started the season 8-for-8. Mercedes is hitting an insane .500 with two home runs and seven RBI on the season. Mercedes will eventually regress with a .500 being unsustainable, but he continues to hit and should be rostered in all formats. Infielder Jake Lamb will replace Mercedes on Tuesday and bat seventh. Lamb should be avoided in a tough matchup versus Shane Bieber.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Yermin Mercedes
  • Yermin Mercedes Has Been The Best Story In Baseball

    Chicago White Sox designated hitter Yermin Mercedes has been baseball's best story early this season. The 28-year-old rookie set an MLB record with eight straight hits after he wasn't even expected to make the team out of spring training. Eloy Jimenez's early season injury opened up a spot at DH for Mercedes, and it'd be an understatement to say that he's taken advantage of it. Heading into Tuesday's action, Mercedes is slashing a ridiculous .500/.556/.781 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. As long as the rookie's bat stays hot and he continues to play everyday, he needs to be rostered in all formats. However, this pace cannot be sustained, and he's likely to become more of a platoon bat against left-handers once he comes back down to Earth.

    Apr 13 · RotoBaller White Sox Yermin Mercedes
  • Adam Eaton Homers In Consecutive Days

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton continued his strong season with his second home run in as many days versus the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Eaton's three-run blast was his only hit in four at-bats. Eaton has been a staple at the top of the order thus far for the White Sox and should offer managers with plenty runs if he stays there. The veteran outfielder is swinging a hot bat right now and is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues. He is now hitting .257 with a healthy .864 OPS and three home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller White Sox Adam Eaton
  • Dallas Keuchel Issues Two More Walks

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel picked up a no-decision on Monday versus the Cleveland Indians. Keuchel was announced the started about a hour before the game, because scheduled starter Carlos Rodon (illness) was scratched with a stomach bug. The veteran lefty would go five innings on the evening and allowed three hits, three runs, two walks and struck out two. Keuchel has issued five walks on the season and recorded just seven strikeouts. He has also failed to go past five innings in three starts. Keuchel is nothing more than a low-end option deeper AL-Only leagues and is best served as a streamer in the long term with his inability to get strikeouts. Next up for the lefty will be a date with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller White Sox Dallas Keuchel
  • Tim Anderson Expected To Return To Lineup Thursday

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) is expected to return to the starting lineup on Thursday afternoon, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times. Anderson has been out since April 4 when he strained his left hamstring while running to first base. Manager Tony La Russa said that he expects Anderson to start on Thursday, which will be the first day he's eligible to return from the injured list. Managers should get ready to plug the star shortstop into their lineups once again, who is 3-for-15 with a home run in four games so far.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Carlos Rodon Will Miss Monday's Start With Stomach Illness

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (illness) has been scratched from Monday's start with an upset stomach. Rodon went five scoreless innings in his season debut and struck out nine with two hits allowed and two walks. Rodon has always been a valuable pitcher when he is healthy, but that has been few and far between during his career. Dallas Keuchel will replace Rodon on Monday and has given up nine runs (seven earned), five walks and struck out seven batters over nine innings in two starts. Keuchel should be avoided in all formats on Monday and is a low-end starter in the deepest of leagues that can put up with his low strikeout rate. Manager Tony La Russa will keep Lucas Giolito in line for Tuesday's start and its possible Rodon could pitch on Wednesday versus the Cleveland Indians.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller White Sox Carlos Rodon
  • Nick Madrigal Gets Day Off

    Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal will get a day of rest on Monday versus the Cleveland Indians. Madrigal has one hit in four straight games and has a one hit in seven of eighth games this year. Madrigal hit .340 in his debut campaign last season and has continued to make contact this season. Madrigal is a great contact hitter, but doesn't offer fantasy managers much outside of batting average. The second baseman should be expected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday in a tough battle against Shane Bieber. Utility man Leury Garcia will replace Madrigal in the lineup and bat eighth. Garcia has struggled this season and can be avoided in DFS on Monday.

    Apr 12 · RotoBaller White Sox Nick Madrigal
  • Liam Hendriks Blows First Save Of 2021

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks blew his first save as a member of the White Sox on Sunday versus the Kansas City Royals. Hendriks started the top of the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead but served up a solo home run to designated hitter Carlos Santana to start the inning. Hendriks would then strikeout Jorge Soler and Hanser Alberto, before allowing a single to Kyle Isbel and eventually getting Michael A. Taylor to fly out. Hendriks has now appeared allowed runs in two of his three appearances, including two runs in his season debut versus the Los Angeles Angels. Managers who spent high capital on the closer will want to remain patient and the odds are in favor of Hendriks turning it around. Hendriks will remain entrenched in the closer's role for the White Sox and there should be no concern from managers about his slow start for now.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Liam Hendriks
  • Leury Garcia Knocks In A Run In Return

    Chicago White Sox utility man Leury Garcia returned from a two-game absence on Sunday after dealing with knee soreness and went 1-for-5 with a RBI. Garcia started in right field on Sunday with Adam Eaton not starting, but he can play all over the diamond and was filling in for Tim Anderson (hamstring) before his knee soreness got the best of him. Garcia was in the leadoff spot this afternoon and it's likely he will remain there if continues to stay in the lineup with Anderson out. Garcia doesn't have an everyday role and is just 3-for-25 with two runs scored and one RBI on the season. He can be avoided in all formats for now.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Leury Garcia
  • Adam Eaton Hits Pinch-Hit Home Run

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton came off the bench on Sunday to life the White Sox to a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning when he hit a two-run home run pinch hitting for first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn. Eaton played hero for a little while, but closer Liam Hendriks would blow his first save and the White Sox would lose in extra innings. Eaton has been an everyday starter, but was rested for most of Sunday's contest. Eaton has been hitting in the two for Pale Hose and could offer sneaky value due to being at the top of a good lineup, especially for those seeking runs. The veteran is now hitting .258 with two home runs, seven RBI and nine runs scored.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Adam Eaton
  • Dylan Cease Can't Get Through Five Innings

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease only last 4 2/3 innings versus the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon. Cease allowed four hits, one run and struck out six on the evening, but threw three walks. The walks have always been an issue for the youngster, but he has shown real flashes on the mound when he has good command. Cease has had good stuff in both of his starts, six walks on the season isn't ideal for fantasy managers. Cease should be owned in dynasty leagues and those in deeper leagues should remain patient, because the payoff could be big if Cease figures out his control issues. Cease will look to get past 4 2/3 innings for the first time this season in a matchup versus the Boston Red Sox on Friday.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Dylan Cease
  • Adam Engel Could Return For Next Homestand

    Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said on Sunday that outfielder Adam Engel (hamstring) is progressing and could return for the teams next homestand that would start on April 23. Engel got hurt late in camp with a right hamstring strain. Engel is known for his defense, but had a very nice spring with a .278 batting average to go along with three home runs, a double, two triples and seven RBI. Engel had his best season in 2020 and hit .295 with three home runs as a platoon player. Engel is more known for his defense, but that is what will keep him in the lineup. Engel's return would hurt outfielder/first baseman Andrew Vaughn even more and could even send him to the minor leagues to get everyday at-bats. Depending where Engel will be batting for the White Sox, he can be considered in deeper AL-Only leagues for now.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Adam Engel
  • Yasmani Grandal Resting On Sunday

    Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal will get a routine day off on Sunday versus the Kansas City Royals. Grandal has been off to a slow start this season and is currently 4-for-19 on the season with one home run and six RBI. Despite the rough start, Grandal has a good enough track record that managers shouldn't be worried. Zack Collins will replace Grandal at catcher and bat seventh. Collins has been solid when he has played this season and has one home run and five RBI over 16 at-bats. Collins makes for an intriguing cheap option in DFS on Sunday versus Mike Minor.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Yasmani Grandal
  • Adam Eaton Resting On Sunday, Leury Garcia Returns To Lineup

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton will rest on Sunday versus the Kansas City Royals. Eaton has been off to a solid start in his second go around with the Pale Hose and is hitting .241 with one home run, five RBI, one stolen base and eighth runs scored. Eaton has mainly hit out of the second spot in the batting order and is valuable for owners chasing runs for as long as he remains there. Outfielder Luis Robert has been hitting lower in the order, but is a threat to swap spots with Eaton if he heats up or Eaton slumps. Eaton will be replaced by utility man Leury Garcia on Sunday. Garcia has missed the last two games with leg tightness, but is hitting leadoff on Sunday. Garcia will square off against lefty Mike Minor and there should be better options available in DFS on Sunday.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller White Sox Leury Garcia Adam Eaton
  • Yermin Mercedes Crushes Second Home Run

    Chicago White Sox catcher/designated Yermin Mercedes continues to hit the baseball and has become one of the nicer stories in baseball this season. Mercedes absolutely crushed a 481 foot solo home run off of Brad Keller in the bottom of the second inning. Mercedes has been unstoppable on the young season and finished the contest 2-for-4. Mercedes is now hitting an absurd .556 with two home runs and seven RBI. The late bloomer looks to have a found an everyday role for now and has given manager Tony La Russa no reason to bench him. Mercedes has always hit the ball in the minor leagues, but this has been his first action in the big leagues and it will be interesting to see how he adjusts to pitcher when they adjust to him. Mercedes should no longer be available on the waiver wire and managers should continue to start him until he cools off.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller White Sox Yermin Mercedes
  • Yoan Moncada Hits First Homer Of 2021

    Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's victory versus the Kansas City Royals. Moncada has had a slow start to the season with a .192 batting average and 12 strikeouts. The strikeouts have always been a weakness of Moncada, but he is plenty capable of helping managers across the board. Moncada hits in the middle of a powerful White Sox lineup and should have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs this season. He is also capable of the occasional stolen base. Managers should continue to start Moncada.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller White Sox Yoan Moncada
  • Lance Lynn Throws Shutout

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn was on his game versus the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Lynn went the distance and allowed just five hits with zero runs and no walks. He also struck out 11 on the evening. Lynn was lights out and now has four complete games under his belt in his career. The right-hander was a big acquisition by the White Sox and he has yet to give up a run in 13 2/3 innings over two starts. Lynn is worth starting every time that he is on the hill. The big hurler is scheduled to face the Indians on Wednesday and will look to keep his scoreless streak alive.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller White Sox Lance Lynn
  • Leury Garcia Dealing With Leg Tightness

    Chicago White Sox utility man Leury Garcia is dealing with leg tightness, but could be available off the bench on Thursday versus the Kansas City Royals. It comes at a bad time as Garcia was filling in for Tim Anderson (hamstring) at shortstop. The good news is that it doesn't seem too serious. Garcia may still remain in the lineup when Anderson returns and that could be as early as a week from now. He could also see some time in left field with outfielders Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) and Billy Hamilton (hamstring) sidelined. Garcia can be avoided for now in deeper leagues. Infielder Danny Mendick will replace Garcia in Thursday's lineup and bat ninth. Mendick should be avoided in all formats.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller White Sox Leury Garcia
  • Andrew Vaughn Won't Get Regular Playing Time

    Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa addressed the media on Thursday and said that first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn is not part of the "core" of everyday players. La Russa also said that he has noticed the rookie pressing and wants to give him a break. It's a bit confusing that the White Sox would choose now with shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring), outfielder Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) and outfielder Billy Hamilton (hamstring) all on the injured list to avoid giving Vaughn at-bats. Utility man Leury Garcia is also dealing with leg tightness and is day-to-day. Many would think that the logical choice would be to continue getting Vaughn in the lineup on most days, but La Russa doesn't seem to want to give the rookie many at-bats to start the season. If the White Sox don't plan to use Vaughn on an everyday basis, it would make sense for them to send their top hitting prospect to the minor leagues and allow him to get everyday at-bats when the season starts. Outfielder Nick Williams will be in the lineup over Vaughn on Thursday and he will bat seventh. Williams is a former top prospect and the career journeyman that can be ignored in all formats for now. Vaughn should be held onto in dynasty leagues and managers in deeper redraft leagues may still want to remain patient and hope that La Russa comes around to the rookie as an everyday player.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller White Sox Andrew Vaughn
  • White Sox Place Billy Hamilton On Injured List

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Billy Hamilton (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a strained left hamstring. In a corresponding move, the team purchased the contract of outfielder Nick Williams. A leg injury for a player that is mostly relevant because of his speed is never a good thing, but hopefully Hamilton can return to the Pale Hose after his 10 days on the injured list are up. The 30-year-old speedster had three singles, an RBI and two steals in his first 11 at-bats of the 2021 season in six games before getting injured. He had been mostly filling in at left field on days that Andrew Vaughn didn't play. Williams and Leury Garcia can fill in as the fourth outfielder with Hamilton injured. Hamilton is worth stashing for his speed only in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

    Apr 8 · RotoBaller White Sox Billy Hamilton
  • Dallas Keuchel Fails To Earn Quality Start

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel earned a no-decision against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. The lefty veteran left with two on and no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, before those runs would off of reliever Matt Foster. Keuchel finished with a line of five innings with four hits, three runs, three walks and three strikeouts. The walk weren't ideal for the lefty, but managers shouldn't be surprised by the low strikeout rate. Keuchel is better in real than in fantasy due to his low strikeout rate, but he can still be a reliable option towards the end of a rotation in deeper league. Next up for Keuchel will be a date with the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Dallas Keuchel
  • Billy Hamilton Exits Early

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Billy Hamilton exited Wednesday's contest versus the Seattle Mariners. After stealing third base in the top of the fifth inning, Hamilton was seen grabbing his hamstring. Hamilton initially stayed in the game, but was replaced by X in the bottom of the fifth inning. Hamilton finished the 0-for-1 with a walk and should be considered day-to-day for now. Outfielder Andrew Vaughn has replaced Hamilton in left field.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Billy Hamilton
  • White Sox Resting Andrew Vaughn On Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox left fielder Andrew Vaughn will rest on Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners. Vaughn has started four of the White Sox first six games, but is just 1-for-11 with two runs scored and a RBI. Vaughn is one of the top power hitting prospects in the game and also is a very good contact hitter. Despite the slow start and small sample size, managers should remain patient for now. Vaughn will be replaced by Billy Hamilton on Wednesday. Hamilton will bat eighth and his speed could make him an intriguing cheap option in DFS against Justin Dunn.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Andrew Vaughn
  • Hot-Hitting Yermin Mercedes Gets Day Off

    Chicago White Sox catcher/designated hitter Yermin Mercedes will receive a day off on Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners. Mercedes has been one of the early surprises in the fantasy community and started the season 8-for-8. Mercedes overall is hitting an insane .542 with one home run and six RBI to go along with just three strikeouts in 23 at-bats. Mercedes has always hit in the minors and is hitting too well to not be owned in all formats at the moment. Catcher Zack Collins will be the designated hitter on Wednesday versus Justin Dunn and is coming off of a 2-for-5 performance with a home run on Wednesday. Collins will bat fifth and is worth a look as a cheap option in DFS on Wednesday.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Yermin Mercedes
  • Yoan Moncada Absent From Wednesday's Lineup

    Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada will rest on Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners. Moncada has been off to a slow start in 2021 and is just 4-for-22 with 12 strikeouts on the season. Plate discipline has always been a weakness for the former top prospect and hopefully Wednesday's day off will help him get back on track. Infielder Jake Lamb will replace Moncada on Wednesday and bat second. Lamb is nothing more than a dart throw in DFS and will face off against Justin Dunn. Moncada should be expected back in the lineup on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Yoan Moncada
  • Tim Anderson Sent To Injured List

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) has been placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 5. Anderson left Sunday's contest after the first inning when he strained his left hamstring running to first base. The All-Star tried to tough it out the past couple of days, but now finds himself sidelined until April 15 at the minimum. Infielder Danny Mendick will take Anderson's spot on the roster and utility man Leury Garcia figures to continue getting the bulk of the work at shortstop. With it being so early in the season, it's probably the right move to let Anderson have some time off and rest. Anderson will be one of the top shortstops in the league when he is healthy and can help across the board. Garcia has hit just 2-for-20 on the season and can be avoided for now.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Zack Collins Hits First Home Run Of 2021

    Chicago White Sox catcher Zack Collins went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and two strikeouts on Tuesday versus the Seattle Mariners. Collins got the start on Tuesday with starting catcher Yasmani Grandal getting a day off and the White Sox didn't miss a beat. Collins has now caught three of the White Sox games and it's likely that he will continue to operate as a personal catcher for Lucas Giolito. Despite the nice performance on Tuesday, Collins does not get enough playing time to be worth rostering in deeper leagues at the moment.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Zack Collins
  • Luis Robert Crushes Two-Run Home Run

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and one walk versus the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday evening. Robert crushed a two-run long ball in the top of the fifth inning to give the White Sox a 5-3 lead at the time and it would turn out to be all the White Sox needed to secure their third victory of the season. Robert hit second Tuesday evening with Tim Anderson (hamstring) sidelined and outfielder Adam Eaton move into the top spot of the lineup. Robert is going to be helping managers across the board all season long, but a move to the number two spot would be ideal for Robert and allow him to score more runs and get more at-bats. Robert should be started everyday and is now hitting .292 with one home run, three RBI and one stolen base.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Luis Robert
  • Jose Abreu Drives In Five

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBI on Tuesday versus the Seattle Mariners. The grand slam would be Abreu's 200th career home run. The reigning American League MVP is now hitting .208 with a pair of home run and nine RBI on the season. Abreu remains in the heart of a strong White Sox lineup and has been one of the most consistent first baseman over the past seven seasons. Managers should continue to feel confident deploying Abreu at first base. The slugger will look to build off the momentum with a rematch versus the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Jose Abreu
  • Lucas Giolito Whiffs 10 In Victory

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito struck out 10 on Tuesday versus the Seattle Mariners. Giolito also allowed four hits, three runs and one walk on the evening. Giolito looked like his vintage self in the first two innings, but was hurt with bad defense by second baseman Nick Madrigal and Zack Collins in the inning. Giolito would allow all three of his runs in the bottom of the third and settled down until he was pulled after getting one in the bottom of sixth. Giolito now has 18 K's on 10 2/3 and has become a real threat for the Cy Young award in 2021. Giolito should be started every time out and will have a two-start week coming up with matchups versus the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox.

    Apr 7 · RotoBaller White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Tim Anderson Participates In Running Drills Tuesday

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) participated in running drills during pregame workouts on Tuesday, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com. Manager Tony La Russa said that Anderson is progressing well, but he is not sure of a timetable for his return aside from being confident Anderson will not play on Wednesday either. Anderson strained his left hamstring on Sunday, immediately exiting after the injury and has not appeared since. It sounds like Anderson could potentially be back during the upcoming homestand, but for now managers should plan for Anderson to ride the bench for at least one or two more games.

    Apr 6 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Yasmani Grandal Gets Day Off Tuesday Against Seattle

    Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners. Grandal has appeared in four of his team's five games in 2021, so the team decided to give him a breather for the first contest of their series against Seattle. The veteran backstop had a big day at the plate on Monday, with a home run and three RBI. He'll cede the catching duties to Zack Collins, with Yermin Mercedes serving as the designated hitter.

    Apr 6 · RotoBaller White Sox Yasmani Grandal
  • Yasmani Grandal Crushes 150th Career Home Run

    Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a home run on Monday versus the Seattle Mariners. The home run was the catchers 150th of his career and he also finished with two runs scored, three RBI and a walk. Grandal now has two multi-hit games on the young season and five RBI. The veteran catcher has been one of the better offensive players during his career and remains one of the top options behind the dish. Grandal will look to keep it going versus James Paxton on Tuesday.

    Apr 6 · RotoBaller White Sox Yasmani Grandal
  • Carlos Rodon Whiffs Nine In Season Debut

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon looked sharp in his first start of the season versus the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. The lefty ran into trouble in the bottom of the fourth inning with three walks, but was on his game otherwise. The injury plagued veteran would finish with a line of two hits, zero runs, three walks and an impressive nine strikeouts. Rodon was non-tendered this offseason, but wound up back with the only organization he's known and beat out Reynaldo Lopez for the fifth spot in the rotation. Rodon has always had an ability to rack up strikeouts, but health has always held him back. Rodon will square off versus the Kansas City Royals on Sunday in his next start. He is worth consideration in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.

    Apr 6 · RotoBaller White Sox Carlos Rodon
  • Adam Eaton Will Sit On Monday

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton will rest on Monday versus the Seattle Mariners. With left-hander Justus Sheffield on the mound, the opportunity came give Eaton a day off. Eaton has hit second in three of the White Sox four games this season and could have sneaky value for managers seeking runs if he remains in that spot. The veteran is hitting .250 with four runs, one home run and three RBI this season and isn't a bad option in deeper leagues as part of a strong lineup. Eaton will be replaced by outfielder Billy Hamilton on Monday. Hamilton will bat ninth and doesn't much value outside of stolen bases in all formats. Expect Eaton to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    Apr 5 · RotoBaller White Sox Adam Eaton
  • Tim Anderson Out Of Monday's Lineup

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (hamstring) will remain sidelined on Monday versus the Seattle Mariners. Anderson suffered a left hamstring strain on Sunday and exited the game immediately. The All-Star has been off to a slow start with just three hits in his first 15 at-bats, but has slugged a home run on the year. The talented shortstop remains listed as day-to-day and will be replaced by utility man Leury Garcia. Garcia will bat seventh on Monday versus Justus Sheffield and is an intriguing name among cheaper options for DFS on Monday.

    Apr 5 · RotoBaller White Sox Tim Anderson
  • Dylan Cease Walks Three In 2021 Debut

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease earned a no decision in his first start of the 2021 season. Cease went 4 2/3 innings and allowed five hits, three runs, three walks and struck out three on the evening. Cease has struggled with walks in his young career, but can be helpful to managers in deeper and dynasty leagues if he can straighten out his control. Cease will look for better results against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

    Apr 5 · RotoBaller White Sox Dylan Cease