Mat Latos SP CWS 5 days ago

Latos (4-0) yielded four runs on 11 hits, including two homers in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday. He also struck out two and walked one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In his previous four outings, Latos had give up just two runs and 13 hits. He has allowed three homers in his last 11 frames. But despite the subpar start, Latos finished April, which is typically his worst month of the season, with a 1.84 ERA. His next start will be Thursday against the Red Sox.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Latos (4-0) allowed one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos allowed a first-inning homer to Nomar Mazara, but he held the Rangers off the scoreboard the rest of the way while the offense gave him enough run support for the win. He's been absolutely on fire, as he's yet to allow more than a single run in any of his four starts, and his ERA sits at 0.74. He'll make his next start Friday at the Orioles.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Latos (3-0) tossed 6.1 shutout innings with five strikeouts, three walks and two hits allowed in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos continues to thrive by pounding the strike zone, as he threw 67 strikes in 101 pitches including 17 first-pitch strikes to 24 hitters. Latos has just 11 strikeouts in 18.1 innings, but he has yet to allow a home run and has allowed just 11 total baserunners (six hits, five walks). Obviously Latos won't maintain his 0.49 ERA, but he's starting to look like another Don Cooper Reclamation Special for the White Sox.

Mat Latos SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Latos (2-0) limited the Twins to just one run on three hits in Thursday's 3-1 victory. He walked one and struck out four over six innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With his career floundering in recent years, Latos displayed a renewed confidence by attacking the zone on Thursday, throwing 61 of his 95 pitches for strikes. The last time the right-hander started 2-o was in 2013, a year in which he won a career-best games. Latos has never won his first three starts in a season, but he'll look to do just that when he takes the mound next week against the Angels.

Mat Latos SP CWS 1 month ago

Latos picked up an impressive win in his White Sox debut Thursday. He tossed six scoreless frames and struck out two while limiting the Athletics to just one hit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was Latos' first win since last July and helped the White Sox take the opening series of 2016. The 28-year-old had a terrible spring, allowing 15 earned runs in 13 Cactus League innings, so Thursday's performance was surprising to say the least. Latos will take the hill for his next start on Wednesday in Minnesota.

Mat Latos SP CWS 1 month ago

Latos allowed three runs on five hits in 4.1 innings of an exhibition game against the Padres on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Friday marked Latos' final tune-up before the start of the regular season, and the results were only slightly better than his four Cactus League appearances (in which he allowed 13 runs on 18 hits in 8.2 innings). He is still slated to start the year as the team's fifth starter, but there may be a short leash if he stumbles out of the gate.

Mat Latos SP CWS 1 month ago

Latos allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 4.2 innings Tuesday in his Cactus League debut.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos was actually pitching pretty well for the first four innings of this contest, holding the Giants to two runs on six hits. But fatigue may have set in in the fifth, when the Giants exploded for five runs (including two home runs). Latos still has the inside edge for the White Sox's fifth starter spot, and he should get a few more spins in the rotation before Opening Day.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 months ago

Latos threw four innings in a "B" game Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos was supposed to make his Cactus League debut Saturday, but the White Sox instead used Erik Johnson against the Cubs. Latos remains the frontrunner, ahead of Johnson and Jacob Turner, for the team's final rotation spot.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 months ago

Latos will start Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos has yet to make a Cactus league appearance, but the White Sox made it clear that his absence wasn't injury-related. After signing a one-year, $3 million deal in early February, the 28-year-old righty will compete for the fifth rotation spot against Erik Johnson, who allowed four runs over three innings in his Cactus League debut Monday.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 months ago

Latos is yet to throw in the Cactus League, but his absence is not injury-related, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Robin Ventura said pitching coach Don Cooper has withheld Latos on purpose, but the did not say what that purpose is. Whatever the reason, Latos is reportedly healthy and has the inside track on the team's fifth starter role. Fellow fifth starter competitor Erik Johnson struggled in his start Monday.