Chicago White Sox bullpen is looking very scary this spring

One of the key pillars to the Chicago White Sox 2021 success is going to be their awesome bullpen. There are some star players, unknown commodities, two flamethrowing starters, and some young players that are on the come up. It is a recipe for success as they believe they will be a very good unit. The word around the team is that they believe they should go undefeated when they lead after six innings. Obviously, that isn’t realistic but it is a nice goal to have to go into the season with.

The Chicago White Sox bullpen is looking very scary right now as exhibition season moves on.

The Chicago White Sox have so many very good pitchers that are going to be throwing in the bullpen for them. So far, during this exhibition season, they have been very good. It has been fun to watch and it seems like something they will be able to carry into the regular season. They have really started to turn it on over the last few games.

For one, Liam Hendriks is there now. He gave up a solo shot during Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs and that has really been his only blunder. He gave up two home runs all of last season and one of them was to Yasmanai Grandal in the playoffs. He is going to bring all that makes him good into the regular season.

Garrett Crochet also gave up a run in that game. Outside of that one run against, he has been lights out as well. These guys are going to give up runs but the elite ones keep them to a minimum. Having a potential starter like Crochet in the bullpen adds to its depth.

Speaking of hard-throwing starters, Michael Kopech is also going to be coming out of the bullpen. In his appearance on Monday, he was magnificent. It looked like he was working on his offspeed stuff a little bit more than usual. He did, of course, have one pitch go by a bat over 100 miles per hour. He knows that is his elite pitch but mixing in the offspeed stuff will surely be a big help.

Sunday’s game showed even more lights out pitching. The White Sox saw Evan Marshall, Codi Heuer, and Aaron Bummer throw gas. Neither of them allowed a single run or hit over 4.2 innings combined. There were only one walk and three strikeouts in that span as well. Performances like this are to be expected from this team going forward.

It is going to be fun watching this team play the way they play. With Crochet and Kopech joining the other typical relievers that they have, it has the potential to be as good of a bullpen as they’ve ever had. As long as Tony La Russa and Ethan Katz manage them properly, they should be one of the best in the league. Hopefully, the spring production so far is a good sign of things to come.