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White Sox 2020 first-round pick Garrett Crochet shows off 101 mph fastball in MLB debut
The Chicago White Sox entered Friday with the best record (33-17) in the American League, and they decided to even call up 2020 first-round pick Garrett Crochet to help their quest for a championship. And after seeing Crochet’s MLB debut on Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds, you can understand why the White Sox made Read more The post White Sox 2020 first-round pick Garrett Crochet shows off 101 mph fastball in MLB debut appeared first on The Comeback.
The earlier this week and now they're going to spend the final 10 days of the regular season auditioning one of their top prospects for the postseason roster. The ChiSox called up left-hander Garrett Crochet on Friday, the team announced. He is the first 2020 draftee to reach MLB.
Here's what GM Rick Hahn told reporters,, about the decision to summon Crochet from the alternate site:
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"We want to see what he has to offer over the course of the next 10 days," Hahn said.
"The stuff speaks for itself. We know the stuff will play long term. We're just going to see his composure and ability to attack big league hitters. It's not a small task. We felt given the ability and tools it was a worthwhile opportunity to see if he could be a fit for us."
Crochet, 21, . He made only one start and threw 3 1/3 innings at the University of Tennessee this spring because of a sore shoulder, but Crochet has been working out at the White Sox's alternate site these last few weeks, so they've seen him up close and are comfortable exposing him to the big leagues.
, and he mentioned the White Sox as a team that could swing such a move. A decade ago Chicago selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2010 draft, then brought him to the big leagues only a few weeks later. :
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To Crochet's credit, he does have the essential attributes teams desire in their starters: a big frame (6-foot-6), a strong arm (he can flirt with triple digits), and an out pitch (his slider). Should he fail in the rotation, he'd probably make a mighty fine setup man.
Crochet is the first player to be called up to MLB the same year he was drafted sincein 2014. The selected Finnegan in the No. 17 overall pick in the 2014 draft, then brought him up in September. He was a member of their postseason bullpen that year, including throwing 2 1/3 innings in the Wild Card Game win over .
The minor league season was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so Crochet is jumping to the big leagues without a single minor league game to his credit. He is the first player to do that sincein 2010, though Leake was drafted in 2009 and played in the Arizona Fall League before making the ' Opening Day roster in 2010.
Crochet is the first player to bypass the minors entirely since Xavier Nady in 2000, though Nady's call-up was written into this contract with the. Mike Morgan and Tim Conroy are the last pitchers to go straight to the big leagues in their draft year with zero minor league experience. They did it in 1973. Now Crochet has done it in 2020.
The White Sox have the American League's best record at 33-17. They have already clinched a postseason spot, and their magic number to clinch the AL Central title is seven. They have a three-game lead over the.
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