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White Sox GM Rick Hahn says Michael Kopech is "fully invested and committed" to the 2021 season. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Additionally, Kopech has been in touch with his minor league pitching coaches. The 24-year-old top prospect opted out of the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. He'll enter spring training fully recovered from his 2018 Tommy John surgery. Kopech could begin the year in Chicago's rotation if everything goes as planned.

Nick Madrigal underwent surgery on his left shoulder and will need 5-6 months of recovery time. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Madrigal missed time during the regular season with a separated shoulder but was able to play through it for a while. The 23-year-old rookie wound up hitting .340 in 29 games. He could be a major batting average asset if he can get healthy before the regular season begins. As it stands now Madrigal could miss the beginning of spring training.

Category: Injury Updates

White Sox GM Rick Hahn says the organization expects top prospect Andrew Vaughn to contribute in the majors for the bulk of the 2021 season. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hahn elaborated that the team views Vaughn similar to how they viewed Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal after 2019, and how they viewed Eloy Jimenez after 2018. Basically, Vaughn is going to get a chance in the majors next season. The No. 3 overall pick from the 2019 amateur draft, Vaughn is going to be an exciting fantasy asset come draft season. The 22-year-old is a power hitting first baseman that could wind up batting in the heart of Chicago's lineup. Perhaps Hahn will try to sign him to a club-friendly extension before the season. The White Sox have a history of doing so with their top prospects.

White Sox LHP Garrett Crochet has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his left forearm. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Injury Updates

The White Sox have fired manager Rick Renteria. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes as a bit of a surprise with the White Sox making the playoffs and tied for second in the AL Central with a 35-25 record. He finished with a (236-309) record over four seasons with the team. Renteria has now been fired by both Chicago teams. The White Sox will look for a new manager as the team is setup for a great run in the near future.

Category: Transactions

Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a double in the White Sox Game 3 Wild Card loss to the A's on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rough game for Abreu, who had been so clutch all season with RISP for the CHiSox. The AL-MVP candidate had his chances to either extend or take back the lead for the White Sox but he grounded out with the bases juiced in the second inning and grounded into a double play with two runners on in the eighth. He has nothing to hang his head about, though, as the future is looking mighty bright on the south side of Chicago.

Category: Game Recaps

Luis Robert went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored, and two strikeouts as the White Sox fell to the A's 6-4 in Game 3 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The AL-rookie of the year candidate absolutely demolished a Mike Fiers offering in the top of the second inning to open up the scoring. It was measured at 487 feet, which is the longest home run hit at the Oakland Coliseum during the stat cast era. Robert was responsible for Chicago's next run as well as he singled in James McCann in the top of the third inning. The impressive rookie had a bad September, which put a damper on his rate stats, but still put together a solid season overall. He slashed .233/.302/.436 to go along with 11 home runs, 31 RBI, and nine stolen bases. He will be drafted as a top-10 outfielder in fantasy drafts next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Anderson picked up another multi-hit performance on Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a double and two singles in the White Sox Wild Card loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox failed to advance to the ALDS but it was no fault of Anderson's as the shortstop picked up nine hits (three hits per game) over the three-game series, which is a major league record. Although they were unable to make it to the divisional round this season, the future is very bright on the south side of Chicago and Anderson will have a chance to set more postseason records in his career.

Category: Game Recaps

Evan Marshall took the loss in Thursday's Wild Card finale as he allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits with two strikeouts and two walks over two innings in the White Sox 6-4 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: Marshall was one of nine White Sox pitchers to make an appearance in this one as they pulled out all the stops to try and advance to the ALDS. He entered in the fifth inning with the score even at four apiece and recorded two quick outs before issuing a walk to Sean Murphy. Tommy La Stella then reached on a fielding error and Marcus Semien drew a walk before Chad Pinder laced a two-run single. It was a tough luck loss for Marshall as the White Sox held a commanding lead before a four-run fourth inning by the A's.

Category: Game Recaps

Dunning was announced as the Game 3 starter just hours before first pitch and didn't last long in this one as he recorded just two outs while giving up a pair of singles before exiting the ball game.

Fantasy Impact: Dunning had an extremely short leash as he was yanked in the first inning after giving up a pair of singles with two outs wedged between them. He was replaced by fellow rookie Garrett Crochet who lasted just 2/3 of an inning himself before leaving with an elbow injury. All in all the White Sox employed nine pitchers in the close contest. The 25-year old Dunning has a promising future for the White Sox, though, as he registered a 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIPm and 35 strikeouts in 34 innings during his rookie season.

Category: Game Recaps

Eloy Jimenez was removed from Game 3 of the Wild Card Round in the third inning. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez missed the final weekend of the regular season due to a mid-foot sprain he suffered last Thursday. He returned to the lineup for Game 3 but appeared to be hobbling following a third inning double. The White Sox will likely update his status after the game.

Category: Injury Updates

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two walks in Wednesday's 5-3 Wild Card loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal put the White Sox on the board in the eighth inning as he took Liam Hendriks deep with Tim Anderson aboard for his second long ball of the postseason. Chicago made things interesting in the ninth inning when the catcher took a bases-loaded walk to drive in his third run and pull the Sox to within two runs. Ultimately the comeback fell short and the ChiSox will play again on Thursday for a pivotal Game 3.

Category: Game Recaps

Dallas Keuchel took the loss on Wednesday when he allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks in the White Sox 5-3 loss to the A's in Game 2.

Fantasy Impact: Things got off to a rough start in the bottom of the first inning as Keuchel gave up three singles, which led to two unearned runs as Nick Madrigal committed an error on a Matt Olson ground ball. After giving up just two home runs over 61 1/3 innings in the regular season, the veteran southpaw gave up two bombs in Wednesday's defeat, one to Marcus Semien and the other to Khris Davis, respectively. The 32-year old had been a reliable performer all year for the White Sox but the A's made him pay with their backs against the wall. That's playoff baseball for you.

Category: Game Recaps

Adam Engel had a day at the plate when he went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in the White Sox 4-1 Game 1 victory over the Oakland A's.

Fantasy Impact: Engel put the White Sox on the board in the top of the second inning when he crushed a Jesus Luzardo fastball over the wall in center field. The outfielder would collect a double later in the game as well. Engel is building off his stellar regular season in which he hit .295/.333/.477 with three home runs and 12 RBI across 88 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Lucas Giolito grabbed the win in Game 1 of Chicago's Wild Card series on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking one as the White Sox took down the A's 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Giolito was superb in his first ever postseason start, working a perfect game until the seventh inning when Tommy La Stella reached with a single up the middle. He escaped the seventh without incurring anymore damage. The right-hander started the eighth inning with a walk and a single and was replaced by Evan Marshall, who allowed one of those runners to score. The White Sox are now just one win away from reaching the Divisional Round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Category: Game Recaps

Chicago White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez struggled in a 10-8 loss to the Cubs in the regular-season finale on Sunday. Lopez allowed six runs over 1 1/3 innings of work while striking out three and walking three.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez gave up a two-run homer and a solo shot in the loss. He wraps his 2020 regular season with a 1-3 record, 6.49 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and 24 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings of work. The White Sox open the Wild Card round against the A's on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps

Gio Gonzalez left Sunday's game against the Cubs with shoulder soreness. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez should be considered day-to-day for the playoffs. Regardless, he won't be a DFS option.

Category: Injury Updates

James McCann homers

Sun, Sep 27th 7:59am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann went 2-for-2 with a homer, two runs, an RBI, and two walks in a 9-5 win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: The backup catcher continues to rake whenever his bat is in the lineup. He has a .289 average, seven homers, 20 runs, 15 RBI, and a steal in 97 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Moncada is finishing up what has been a slow 2020 season for him. The homer was his first since August 17. Overall, Moncada is hitting .224 with six homers, 26 runs, and 24 RBI on the year.

Category: Game Recaps

Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 10-0 loss to the Cubs on Friday. Cease struck out five and walked two.

Fantasy Impact: He served up three homers in the outing. Cease finishes the regular season with a 5-4 record, 4.01 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings of work. He made some positive strides in 2020 but he is still walking too many batters.

Category: Game Recaps