Single … Twitter: @DylanCease … has a twin brother, Alec...Graduated in 2014 from Milton (Ga.) High School … was a pre-season First Team All-American entering his senior season after going 9-0 with a 0.81 ERA (69.1 IP) and 100 strikeouts as a junior … his senior season ended after 12.0 IP due to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery...Was named a 2013 Under Armour All-American and a 2014 Perfect Game First Team All-American.
Split the season between Class A South Bend in the Cubs organization and Class A Kannapolis (White Sox) … was acquired by the Sox on 7/13 as part of a five-player deal...Combined to post a 3.28 ERA (34 ER/93.1 IP) with 126 strikeouts in 22 starts between the two teams... Averaged 12.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and held the opposition to a .221 (74-335) average … yielded just three home runs...Was named to the South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star Team with South Bend despite being on the disabled list from 5/19-6/10 with a sprained right ankle...Posted a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) over his first three starts of the season … threw 6.0 hitless IP on 4/19 vs. Great Lakes … struck out 10 batters over 4.2 IP on 4/29 at Fort Wayne...Was winless (0-8) with Kannapolis despite allowing three runs or less in all nine starts … matched his career high with 10 strikeouts over 6.0 IP on 8/25 vs. Lakewood...Was scheduled to start Game 1 of the South Atlantic League playoffs for Kannapolis but was placed on the disabled list on 9/6 with a strained right shoulder...Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 77 Prospect in baseball and No. 4 Prospect in the Cubs organization...Sox acquisition was recommended by Daraka Shaheed.