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Grading the White Sox: Anderson Severino

The lefty depth chart is, as always, shallow. But it’s hard to climb from the very bottom

Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Guardians - Game One
It was just a brief White Sox audition from Anderson Severino in 2022, but it may be the only one he gets.
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Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to brettballantini@yahoo.com

At midseason, the SSS staff graded the 46-46 White Sox, from the head of the class Dylan Cease down to Dallas Keuchel. We invented a WARsss metric that could very well be just a cute way to trot out our special site grades — but really for all you know could be the product of years of research in a stats lab.

Our expanded report card will take us through everyone who saw time in uniform for the White Sox, plus some front-office types. Most of our writers will take on a couple of players, with final grades and short writeups, running through the end of November. Enjoy!


Anderson Severino
Left-Handed Relief Pitcher
Midseason: -1.3 sssWAR
Final: -2.2 sssWAR

We said we’re grading everyone on the roster in 2022, and yes, that includes Anderson Severino’s seven-game MLB debut. The southpaw did not break camp with the White Sox, but got the quick call-up after Lucas Giolito left his Opening Day start injured.

Severino would author a terrific debut vs. Seattle two days after his call-up, finishing a loss by getting three Ks among his four outs and walking just one. From there, it got rough over the next three outings. Without really distinguishing himself from fellow struggling rookie lefty reliever Bennett Sousa, Severino was demoted when Gio was ready to return at the start of May. Severino ended on high notes, throwing hitless and scoreless outings against the Royals and Angels to end his April.

Back in Triple-A with the Knights, Severino was atrocious, with an 11.40 ERA over 37 games, with a 2.633 WHIP. Even on Charlotte’s horrible staff, Severino distinguished himself, falling from a (somewhat surprising) 40-man roster add nine months earlier to getting designated for assignment in August. Worse (though predictably), Severino went unclaimed, and he remains on the Charlotte roster.

Currently, the Dominican native has thrown five scoreless outings for the Escogido Lions in the Dominican Republic Winter League, so perhaps there’s a hope of a career re-set in 2023.


2022 White Sox Grades

Anderson Severino, LHRP, -2.2
Jerry Reinsdorf, OWN, -2.321
Jake Diekman, LHRP, -2.366
Rick Hahn, GM, -2.401
Bennett Sousa, LHRP, -2.425
Frank Menechino, BAT COACH, -2.469
Yasmani Grandal, C/DH, -2.549
Leury García, UTIL, -2.7
Adam Haseley, OF, -3.146
Joe McEwing, 3B Coach, -3.167
Ryan Burr, RHRP, -3.4
Tony La Russa, MGR, -3.5
Dallas Keuchel, LHSP, -3.9


Poll

Anderson Severino: Remember him?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Yes
    (7 votes)
  • 47%
    No
    (26 votes)
  • 3%
    Wait, I thought this was about evaluating the grade.
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Well, I didn’t like Anderson’s grade, it was too harsh.
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Are you serious? I didn’t like Anderson’s grade, it was too kind.
    (2 votes)
  • 29%
    I’m just here to say I made it this far into the poll, so please count me.
    (16 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now