Desert Deets: Early Arrivals, Spring Training Coverage Plans

Desert Deets is a daily curation of the latest news and happenings coming out of Camelback Ranch with commentary.

With Spring Training opening for the Chicago White Sox this week, and players already in camp, we figured that today would be a perfect day to debut our daily coverage of White Sox Spring Training for the 2021 season, Desert Deets.

As you might have discerned from the lede, Desert Deets will be a brief curation of the latest from Camelback Ranch from those in attendance covering the team with commentary from our staff here at The Chicago Dugout.

Coverage of White Sox Spring Training at The Chicago Dugout

In addition to the daily edition of Desert Deets (we’ll try our best to make it such, but forgive us if time permits a daily from being done here and there), you can expect long-form columns on news from camp, Cactus League action, and weekly podcasts.

Additionally, we will use Spring Training as a camp for us as well as we begin to roll out video content and both pre-recorded and live this season, debuting a small portion of what we hope to make a content staple here this season.

Early Reporters

New White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton has already begun his second tour of duty by being one of the early reporting players to camp, evidenced by his Instagram post showing off his new No. 12 threads in his locker at Camelback Ranch.

According to veteran Chicago Sun-Times White Sox scribe Daryl Van Schouwen, Garrett Crochet has been in Arizona for “some time now,” and has added a few pounds of strength and muscle over the offseason.

Crochet will look to build upon his 2020 campaign when he became the first 2020 MLB Draft selection to make his major league debut, throwing six scoreless innings over five regular-season appearances. Crochet wowed White Sox fans and baseball pundits with his high-heat in his brief stint with the major league team, throwing 45 of his 85 (52.9 percent) at 100 miles per hour or more.

The former Tennessee Volunteer allowed just three hits while striking out 36.4 percent of opposing hitters and generating a 61.5 percent ground ball rate in 2020.

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