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Michael Kopech allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out four across three innings during the White Sox’s 5-1 win in Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Kopech drew the start for Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader and struck out four across three innings. He threw 41 pitches, landing 25 for strikes. Kopech has been impressive in short stints, owning a 1.69 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts across 10 2/3 innings in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Nick Madrigal went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one run scored in the White Sox’s 5-1 win in Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Madrigal sat in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader but batted leadoff and collected two hits and drove in two in the White Sox’s Game 2 win. He’s now logged a hit in four straight games. Madrigal is slashing .304/.365/.348 with three RBI and one stolen base across 52 plate appearances in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Yermin Mercedes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during the White Sox’s 5-1 win in Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Mercedes took Martin Perez deep in the fourth inning for his fourth long ball of the season. He went 1-for-7 in both games during Sunday’s doubleheader. The Yerminator is off to a terrific start in 2021, slashing .415/.456/.717 with four homers and 12 RBI across 57 plate appearances.

Category: Game Recaps


Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Game 1 of Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal laced an RBI double in the fourth inning to give the White Sox a 2-0 lead. It was only his second extra-base hit this season. Grandal has been quiet in 2021, slashing .152/.333/.303 across 42 plate appearances.

Category: Game Recaps


Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run during the White Sox’s 3-2 win in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson collected three hits and belted a leadoff homer off Tanner Houck for his second long ball of the season. He sat for Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader after missing time this season due to a hamstring issue. Anderson is slashing .310/.310/.517 across 29 plate appearances in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Liam Hendriks allowed one hit and struck out one across one inning to earn the save in Game 1 of Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Hendriks yielded one hit but needed 16 pitches to earn his second save of the season. He entered Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader and struck out one over a scoreless inning. Hendriks is one of the top closers in baseball and owns a 4.26 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and nine strikeouts over six 1/3 innings in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Dallas Keuchel (1-0) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out one across five innings during Game 1 of Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox. He picked up his first win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Keuchel was efficient and didn’t walk a batter for the first time in his last four starts. He was pulled in the sixth inning after yielding a solo home run to Enrique Hernandez. The left-hander threw 67 pitches, landing 42 for strikes. Keuchel owns a 5.68 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 10 strikeouts across 19 innings in 2021. He will look to keep the momentum going into his next start Saturday at home against the Rangers.

Category: Game Recaps


Lance Lynn is only expected to miss one start after being placed on the injured list with a strained right Trapezius. (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lynn started feeling discomfort during his home start against Cleveland last Thursday. It sounds like he should be on the injured list for the minimum 10 days, barring any setbacks.

Category: Injury Updates


Adam Eaton went 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI double, and one run scored during Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Eaton hit second in the batting order and reached base three times in Saturday's loss. The veteran OF belted an RBI double off Matt Barnes in the top of the ninth inning for his 11th RBI of the season. He‘s currently on a seven-game hitting streak. Eaton is off to a solid start in 2021, slashing .265/.390/.469 across 13 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with an RBI double during Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Abreu belted an RBI double off Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta in the top of the first inning to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead. Entering Saturday’s game, Abreu had gone seven straight contests without a run batted in. Abreu is slashing .208/.328/.358 with two home runs, 10 RBI and five runs scored across 64 plate appearances in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Luis Robert went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Robert has now hit safely in five of his last six games, including three straight multi-hit efforts. He also recorded his second stolen base of the season during Saturday's loss. Robert is off to a solid start in 2021, slashing .286/.339/.464 across 62 plate appearances.

Category: Game Recaps


Dylan Cease allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six across four 2/3 innings during Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the Red Sox. He didn’t factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Cease was activated from the injured list ahead of Saturday’s game against the Red Sox. The right-hander has now thrown exactly four 2/3 innings during each of his first three starts in 2021. He owns a 3.86 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, and 15 strikeouts across 14 innings this season. Cease should only be rostered in deep-league and AL-Only formats. The 25-year-old will look for better results in his next start versus the Rangers next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps


Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's loss against Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Moncada laced an RBI single in the first inning to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead. He’s struggled offensively in 2021 but has recorded a hit in three of his last four contests. Moncada is slashing .191/.296/.277 with one homer, five RBI, and five runs scored across 54 plate appearances in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


The White Sox designated OF Nick Williams for assignment. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move clears a roster spot for the return of Tim Anderson (hamstring). Perhaps this means that Andrew Vaughn will get some more run in left field moving forward.

Category: Transactions


Carlos Rodon threw a no-hitter against Cleveland on Wednesday, the 20th no-hitter in White Sox franchise history.

Fantasy Impact: Rodon lost his bid for a perfect game in the ninth inning with one out after hitting Roberto Perez on a slider in the dirt on an 0-2 count. He struck out seven hitters and threw 114 pitches in the process. The last perfect game in MLB history remains to be thrown by Felix Hernandez against Tampa Bay on August 15, 2012.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrew Vaughn will start Wednesday and Thursday against Cleveland. The White Sox top prospect will “get quite a bit of time on the road trip as well,” said manager Tony LaRussa. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vaughn sat the last two games but is expected to see additional at-bats for Chicago’s road trip against Cleveland and the Red Sox. The 23-year-old has struggled this season, slashing .143/.400/.214 across 20 plate appearances. Vaughn has a ton of upside and should be rostered in all league formats despite the lack of plate appearances to start the year.


Garrett Crochet (0-2) allowed two runs (zero earned) on two hits with no strikeouts across 1/3 of an inning during Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Crochet was tagged with the loss after Cleveland scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning in Tuesday’s contest against Cleveland. With a runner on second base (new extra-inning rule), Josh Naylor reached base on a fielding error by Crochet. The 21-year-old surrendered back-to-back hits to Roberto Perez and Ahmed Rosario to earn his second loss of the season. Crochet is (0-2) but yet to allow an earned run in 2021. The southpaw continues to be used as a high-leverage reliever for the White Sox and should only be rostered in re-draft leagues that reward solds (saves and holds) as a category.

Category: Game Recaps


Lucas Giolito allowed three runs and two walks while striking out eight across seven innings during Tuesday’s 2-0 extra-inning loss to the Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Giolito matched Cleveland’s ace Shane Bieber in throwing seven scoreless innings before exiting in the top of the eighth frame. He threw 107 pitches, landing 75 for strikes. Giolito is off to a terrific start in 2021, owning a 2.55 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 26:5 K: BB across 17 2/3 innings. The White Sox ace will head to Boston to face the Red Sox on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Chicago White Sox OF Billy Hamilton was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. (Source: NBC Chicago on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton suffered the injury while stealing third base on Wednesday vs. the Mariners. Outfielder Nick Williams has been called up in a corresponding move. Hamilton should be out a few weeks with his injury.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


White Sox infielder Leury Garcia is absent from Thursday's lineup due to leg tightness. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garcia will miss his second consecutive game due to leg tightness. He will be available off the bench if needed in Thursday's contest. Danny Mendick is starting at shortstop and batting ninth in Garcia’s place.

Category: Injury Updates