In a 2017 season that marked their first in a long-term rebuilding process, the White Sox were enthused by the development of many of their youngsters, including young right-handers Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito. Both received call-ups to the big leagues in the second half. Lopez, 23, flashed his potential at times and encountered a rocky path in other situations, going 3-3 with a 4.72 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 2.14 strikeout-to-walk ration. Giolito, 23, was splendid, going 3-3 with a 2.38 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 2.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Between Triple-A and the big leagues, Lopez logged 168 2/3 innings. Across the same stops, Giolito registered 174 innings. Both marked career-highs. Now, as the attention turns to 2018, part of their development will include aiming for the 200-inning threshold, general manager Rick Hahn said on Inside the Clubhouse on 670 The Score.
200 Innings Apiece For White Sox’s Reynaldo Lopez, Lucas Giolito In 2018? ‘Not Unrealistic’ In Rick Hahn’s Mind
CBS Chicago | Nov 8