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  • Andrew Vaughn Took Grounders On Sunday

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn (back) was able to take ground balls and play catch on Sunday. The 24-year-old is working his way back after dealing with lower back soreness over the last few days. The hope is that Vaughn will get back to swinging a bat soon, but the team isn't going to push him this late in spring. The team could very well give him a few more days off before they try getting Vaughn back into the swing of things. The expectation is that Vaughn is going to be ready in time for Opening Day.

    Mar 19 · Source via White Sox Andrew Vaughn
  • Andrew Vaughn Day-To-Day With Sore Back

    Chicago White Sox first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn (back) is considered day-to-day, says manager Pedro Grifol. Vaughn has a sore lower back and will rest for a few more days. Vaughn was 10-for-31 (.323) during spring games so far, so the injury comes at a somewhat inopportune time for the youngster. The former third-overall pick is looking to build on a solid 2022 season and was showing well this spring. Hopefully, the few days off are all Vaughn needs, and it won't become a more significant issue. It shouldn't affect his draft position right now. He is currently going 142nd in upcoming fantasy drafts and is the 142nd-ranked player on RotoBaller. If Vaughn is back in the lineup in a couple of days, draft as you would.

    Mar 18 · Source via White Sox Andrew Vaughn
  • Lance Lynn To Start For Team USA On Saturday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn will start for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic in the quarterfinals against Team Venezuela on Saturday. Lynn allowed just one run in five innings for a win on Monday against Team Canada, and he will be back on the bump this weekend in a much stiffer test. If the US comes out victorious, they will face off against Team Cuba in the semifinals on Sunday. Lynn had a late start in 2022 due to an injury and made only 21 starts in total. The 35-year-old right-hander got off to a rough start, but he finished strong with a 2.18 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his final 10 starts. He's looked good this spring as well, so his fantasy stock is rising ahead of upcoming drafts.

    Mar 17 · Source via White Sox Lance Lynn
  • Dylan Cease's Velocity On The Rise

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease topped out at 95 mph in his last Cactus League appearance, but he was sitting at 95-97 mph in his first inning of work on Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics. His slider hasn't been very sharp, though, which led to him giving up two runs in his first inning of work. The 27-year-old right-hander has now allowed 11 hits and 13 runs (12 earned) while walking eight and striking out six in three Cactus League starts. He was much better last year with a 2.20 ERA over 184 innings, so fantasy managers should take his spring results with a grain of salt. With better command, Cease could once again be one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2023.

    Mar 15 · Source via White Sox Dylan Cease
  • Lance Lynn Dominant In World Baseball Classic Win Monday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn was firing on all cylinders for Team USA In Monday's 12-1 World Baseball Classic win over Team Canada. Lynn pitched 5 innings, allowing one run on two hits (including a solo home run) and no walks with six strikeouts. The veteran had a decent 2022 season overall despite missing time recovering from right knee surgery, going 8-7 with a 3.99 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 24.2% strikeout rate in 21 starts. While he has never been flashy, Lynn has been a consistent fantasy contributor throughout his career. Age is of course a concern, but Lynn's high floor makes him a solid middle-of-the-rotation option for fantasy managers.

    Mar 14 · Source via White Sox Lance Lynn
  • Michael Kopech To Make Spring Debut Sunday

    Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech (knee, shoulder) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Sunday and start against the San Diego Padres. He will throw just two innings in the contest. The White Sox have taken a cautious approach with Kopech, who is dealing with multiple injuries this spring. If he doesn't have any setbacks in camp, he should have time to build himself up for Opening Day. The 26-year-old has also been working to use his changeup more in 2023 to complement his fastball, slider and curveball. Kopech made only 19 starts for Chicago in 2022, but he was effective with a 3.54 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and career-high 105 K's in 119 1/3 innings. Perhaps increased changeup usage will unlock more in his profile for fantasy managers.

    Mar 11 · Source via White Sox Michael Kopech
  • Lucas Giolito Fans Six Hitters In Three Spring Innings

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito was in midseason form in the team's 4-3 Cactus League win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday, allowing three hits and one unearned run while walking two and striking out six in three innings pitched. In his two appearances so far this spring, he has fanned nine in five innings. The 28-year-old right-hander was a big disappointment in 2022, when he went 11-9 with a 4.90 ERA (4.06 FIP), 1.43 WHIP and 25.4 percent strikeout rate in 161 2/3 innings over 30 games started. If Giolito can limit the hard contact against him this year, he'll be a prime bounce-back candidate for fantasy managers. RotoBaller currently has Giolito ranked as the No. 43 fantasy starter, but he has ace potential.

    Mar 11 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Andrew Vaughn Doubles, Continues Hot Spring

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Andrew Vaughn went 2-for-3 with a double during Friday's Cactus League game versus the Chicago Cubs. Vaughn has nine hits in nine games for the White Sox so far this spring, but only two of them have gone for extra bases. Nonetheless, Vaughn looks locked in at the plate right now, hitting .360 for the spring. Vaughn has walked twice compared to four strikeouts in spring training. Vaughn has been hitting second or third for the White Sox in Cactus League play and should hit in the heart of the order this season. Vaughn projects to take another step forward in his age-25 season and looks like a fine option for your fantasy squad this year.

    Mar 10 · Source via White Sox Andrew Vaughn
  • Aaron Bummer Throws First Bullpen Thursday

    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Aaron Bummer (lat) threw his first bullpen session on Thursday at normal effort. Bummer said he'll have to see how he recovers on Friday, but the session went off as planned and he's feeling good. The 29-year-old left-hander entered spring training with some soreness in his left lat, so the White Sox took it easy with him. There remains a chance that Bummer could be ready for Opening Day, where he'd be in the saves picture in a committee approach with Liam Hendriks dealing with cancer. Bummer tossed only 26 2/3 innings for the Pale Hose in 2022 because of injuries, but he had a 2.36 ERA and two saves when he was healthy. He's only worth a flier for those speculating on saves in deeper leagues because of his extensive injury history.

    Mar 9 · Source via White Sox Aaron Bummer closers
  • Big Hype Prospects: Walker, Baty, Volpe, Colas, Jameson

    The hype is real this week on Big Hype Prospects. Numerous notable youngsters are among the top performers in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. Five BHPs In The News Jordan Walker, 20, OF, STL (AA) 536 PA, 19 HR, 22 SB, .306/.388/.510 Walker is fourth among qualified spring hitters with a 1.429 OPS across 28…

    Mar 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Cardinals Mets Yankees White Sox Diamondbacks Rangers Reds Jordan Walker Brett Baty Anthony Volpe Oscar Colas Drey Jameson Cole Ragans Masyn Winn Christian Encarnacion-Strand prospects
  • Oscar Colas Could Make An Impact For White Sox

    Chicago White Sox outfield prospect Oscar Colas continued his hot start in Spring Training with a 2-for-3 performance in a victory on Tuesday versus the Milwaukee Brewers. Both his hits were singles and he also drew a walk. The Cuban has now hit safely in nine of his 21 at-bats with one RBI and a stolen base. Colas signed with the White Sox in January of 2022 and has already made a strong impression with a .314 batting average to go along with 23 homers and 79 RBI over 481 at-bats between High-A and Triple-A. If that isn't enough, the lefty slugger hit .362 against southpaws this past season. The White Sox are coming off a disappointing showing this past season and lost Jose Abreu to the Houston Astros in free agency. Although he played centerfield this past season, Colas has been playing in right field this spring where his competition has been Gavin Sheets and Leury Garcia. Colas provides much more upside than those two and a strong spring would make it hard for the White Sox to justify not handing him the keys. Regardless of where he starts the season, Colas should be able to make an impact in all formats this season at the dish.

    Mar 7 · Source via White Sox Oscar Colas prospects
  • Mike Clevinger To Make Spring Debut Saturday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Mike Clevinger said he will make his Cactus League debut on Saturday against his former team, the San Diego Padres. The league was investigating Clevinger after domestic-violence chargers were made against him, but MLB has decided not to discipline him this season. It's good news for his fantasy value in 2023, but the 32-year-old right-hander still isn't all that attractive after going 7-7 with a 4.33 ERA (4.97 FIP), 1.19 WHIP and career-low 18.8 percent strikeout rate in 114 1/3 innings over 23 outings (22 starts) for the Friars in 2022. Clevinger will need to rediscover some velocity if he wants to improve his K rate, and home runs could continue to be a problem. Injuries have been an issue as well, so fantasy managers should project a low ceiling in his first year in the American League Central.

    Mar 7 · Source via White Sox Mike Clevinger
  • Mike Clevinger Won't Face Disciplinary Action

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Mike Clevinger is not expected to face any disciplinary action from the MLB following their investigation. The 32-year-old was under investigation for domestic violence and child abuse. The right-hander has agreed to all evaluations from the league and will comply with any recommendations from the MLB. Clevinger has already been throwing this spring, so his Cactus League debut might not be too far away. He posted an underwhelming 4.33 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 91/35 K/BB ratio over 22 starts with the San Diego Padres last season. Possibly, a chance of scenery will help Clevinger, but his fantasy value is certainly shaky heading into the season.

    Mar 5 · Source via White Sox Mike Clevinger
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