3 White Sox Who Will Be Traded Long Before the Deadline

Erick Fedde stands on the mound during a matchup against the Baltimore Orioles
Erick Fedde stands on the mound during a matchup against the Baltimore Orioles / Griffin Quinn/GettyImages
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A rebuild is once again on the horizon for the White Sox.

At 17-51, they're the worst team in MLB by a large margin (six fewer wins than the second-worst Miami Marlins), and their .250 winning percentage is on pace to eclipse the franchise-worst 1932 team that went 49-102.

As far as standout performers go, the White Sox have had a few, especially in the starting rotation. Who looks set to go, and who will the Sox hold onto as part of their impending rebuild?

Here are three Southsiders who are likely to leave Guaranteed Rate Field long before the deadline:

1. Erick Fedde

Fedde came seemingly out of nowhere for the Sox this season after spending an MVP-winning campaign in Korea in 2023. Before that, he had a rough six-year stint with the Washington Nationals where he posted a 5.41 ERA in 88 starts.

The White Sox signed Fedde this offseason to a two-year, $15 million contract and he has since been an ace for the team, leading the roster in WAR (3.2), ERA (3.10), innings pitched (81.1) and winning percentage (.800).

The 31-year-old has been a one-two punch in the rotation with rookie Garrett Crochet, who also broke out for the Sox this season and subsequently found himself in trade rumors of his own. However, the team may be reluctant to let Crochet go just yet as he's a solid option to build a team around.

With the recent call-up of Drew Thorpe, who pitched five innings of one-run ball in his MLB debut on June 11, the Sox already have a replacement for Fedde on deck.

Fedde's experience is an upside for any team making a playoff push, and his value is at its highest. The Sox will likely be looking to get the best return possible while he's hot.