Garrett Crochet Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/21/1999 (23)
Garrett Crochet Season Stats
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Garrett Crochet News
Although the Chicago White Sox "need another starter," according to pitching coach Ethan Katz, he doesn't believe "starting is in the cards" for left-hander Garrett Crochet (elbow) next season. However, Crochet could serve as a multi-inning reliever. It's not a huge surprise after the 23-year-old southpaw had Tommy John surgery in April of this year. On top of it, he has only thrown 60 1/3 innings in 59 relief appearances in his first two major-league seasons. The good news is that Crochet has been throwing from 120 feet, although it remains to be seen if he'll be ready by Opening Day in 2023. Fantasy managers in single-year leagues will want to avoid Crochet next year.
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Garrett Crochet (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery and will miss all of this season. The talented 22-year-old left-hander left his Cactus League outing early on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds, and he could also be delayed to start next season. Crochet was in line to transition to a starting role by 2023, but this injury could push that back for at least another year. He had a solid 2.82 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 65 strikeouts and 27 walks in 54 1/3 innings in his first full MLB season last year. The White Sox also traded reliever Craig Kimbrel to the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, but Liam Hendriks is an elite closer, and the offseason additions of Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly should help make up for Crochet's injury.
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said that relief pitcher Garrett Crochet (elbow) will likely need Tommy John surgery, but he will go for a second opinion. Crochet walked off the field with a trainer on Thursday in his Cactus League outing, and the 22-year-old left-hander is now expected to miss the entire 2022 season. He was expected to be a big part of Chicago's bullpen this year after posting a 2.82 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 65 strikeouts and 27 walks in 54 1/3 relief innings in his second major league season. With Crochet likely out for the year and Craig Kimbrel now with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago's stacked bullpen is suddenly looking more vulnerable.
Selected 11th overall in the 2020 draft, Crochet wasted no time in showing he was capable of getting out big-league hitters. The hard-throwing lefty reached the Majors with a reputation for being able to tickle 100 mph with his heater but he was also known for having command issues which made him more hittable than he should have been in college. Crochet's strong fastball-slider mix which was 85% fastballs in his debut held opposing hitters to an invisible 0% Barrel rate and a very low 8% Sweet Spot rate. Unfortunately, the young pitcher's season was cut short by forearm strain, which did not require surgery but creates some concern moving forward. The White Sox have not committed to a role for Crochet as the 2021 season nears but we're operating under the assumption that he'll open the year as a multi-inning reliever capable of pitching in high-leverage situations who will be stretched out enough to also act as an emergency starter. Crochet's ADP currently sits around 435 which is low when taking his talent and ceiling into consideration but the uncertain role and injury scare are reasonable concerns.