Fantasy Baseball: Chicago White Sox 2014 Starting Rotation Preview

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Mar 10, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

This article is part of a series previewing the starting rotations of all the teams in the Major Leagues. Click here, for other articles in this preview series.   At Fansided’s Fantasy Baseball page, you can find a number of great resources to help you succeed in your league this season. 

While the White Sox are coming off one of their roughest seasons in recent memory, there is surprising value in their starting rotation for fantasy baseball players.  Don’t make the fantasy rookie mistake of overlooking less-than-great teams when you’re looking to build your great fantasy roster.

Last season, the White Sox starters weren’t all that bad collectively although lack of run support definitely hampered their final numbers.  Even though they had a 3.99 ERA as a starting staff, they went a combined 44-63 on the year.  For comparison, the Red Sox starters had a 3.84 ERA while going 67-42.  Chicago’s starters actually ranked sixth in the Majors in strikeouts and right around the middle of the league in most stats except for wins where they were fourth from the bottom.

This year, there are some nice pieces to consider for Chicago although their starting rotation does lack some depth and run support will most likely again be an issue.  Chicago isn’t a place to shop for wins from your starters, but if you are looking for K’s, WHIP, or ERA there are some options you should know about.

Here is a quick look at the projected rotation with a look back at last year’s stats and a look ahead to what to expect for this season:

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