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White Sox pitching prospect Garrett Crochet added 15 pounds of muscle this offseason.
Crochet was the No. 11 overall pick in the 2020 draft, and he already made his MLB debut late last season. The 21-year-old is an electrifying lefty whose "stuff" plays very well out of the bullpen. He'll operate out of the bullpen once again this year and is a name to monitor in leagues that count holds.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn announced Garrett Crochet, the team's first-round pick last summer, is expected to open the 2021 season in the major league bullpen.
Crochet fast-tracked to the majors last summer, making five regular-season appearances just months after being drafted. He was dominant when on the mound, surrendering just three hits while striking out eight and walking zero. He also faced two batters in the postseason, striking out both. His early success in 2020 should give the White Sox plenty of confidence as they set their sights on the postseason under the management of Tony La Russa. Crochet is currently ranked as the 116th reliever in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
Garrett Crochet (forearm) "feels pain-free" and is expected to begin a throwing program.
Crochet was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his left forearm in mid-October. He exited Game 3 of the Wild Card Series early with a forearm injury. The 21-year-old feels pain-free and will begin a throwing program. Crochet will most likely begin the 2021 campaign at Triple-A Charlotte, but is expected to be fully recovered by Spring Training.
White Sox LHP Garrett Crochet has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his left forearm.
Crochet left Game 3 of Chicago's Wild Card Series against the A's with the injury. This is considered good news as Crochet's UCL remains intact. The plan is for the electric lefty to progress over the next few weeks but as of now he shouldn't have any restrictions during the spring. Crochet was the team's first-round pick this past summer and pitched six scoreless innings out of the bullpen during the regular season.
Garrett Crochet was removed from Game 3 of the Wild Card Round due to forearm tightness.
Crochet was electric before exiting, recording two outs in relief (both via strikeout). His velocity was down when he came out for the second inning, however. This is concerning for White Sox fans. The team will likely update his status in the coming days.