Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 19
AUG 4, 2:27p ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: Mar 8 / 6:38a ET
News: Noesi retired all six batters he faced in a Cactus League game against the Mariners on Saturday.
Impact: The Mariners did not assemble their most formidable lineup, but the 28-pitch performance was a solid exhibition debut. Noesi should have the team's fifth starter job to start the regular season unless Carlos Rodon has a magical spring and the club brass opts to have him start the year in the rotation. If that scenario plays out, Noesi would probably serve in a long-relief/swing role.
Rotowire: Feb 28 / 7:58a ET
News: Noesi enters White Sox camp expected to win the fifth starter role, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Noesi held onto a rotation spot for the rest of the 2014 season after the White Sox picked him up in late-April off waivers, but his job security was linked to the team's lack of starting pitching depth. That lack of depth is still there, with few other pitchers coming to camp eligible for that rotation spot. Carlos Rodon should get a look, but it appears the preference would be for him to pitch in the minors or bullpen to start the year. Noesi was only slightly below average in his 27 starts for the Sox last year, but his flyball tendencies will be perpetually dangerous in the home run friendly U.S. Cellular Field.
Rotowire: Jan 15 / 4:20p ET
News: Noesi agreed to a one-year, $1.95 million contract with the White Sox on Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Impact: Noesi spent most of 2014 in the White Sox's rotation, making a total of 33 appearances and 27 starts to the tune of a 4.75 ERA and 1.37. He really struggled to keep the ball in the park (a common theme at U.S. Cellular Field), allowing 28 home runs in 172.1 innings while also walking 56 batters over the same span. He will likely challenge for one of the final rotation spots in 2015, but will need to lower both the home run and walk rate to be more effective in 2015.