Single … has a twin brother, Alec ... Twitter: @DylanCease … Instagram: @dylancease7 ... 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.
Combined to go 12-2 with a 2.40 ERA (33 ER/124.0 IP), 160 strikeouts and a .189 (82-434) opponents average over 23 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham. Ranked among the minor-league leaders in opponents average (6th), strikeouts (12th) and wins (T14th)... Was named MLB Pipeline Pitcher of the Year, a two-time White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month honoree (July and August/September) and a Carolina League midseason All-Star... Averaged 11.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP … struck out nine-plus batters seven times and 10-plus on three occasions... Limited left-handers to a .202 average (22-109) and righties to a .205 mark (30-146) between the two stops... Opened the season with the Dash and went 9-2 with a 2.89 ERA (23 ER/71.2 IP) and a CL-leading 82 strikeouts in 13 starts … allowed one earned run or less seven times...Was named C Pitcher of the Week for 4/30-5/6 after going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1ER/13.0 IP) and 18 strikeouts over two starts … struck out 12 in 7.0 scoreless IP in a win on 5/1 vs. Lynchburg … threw 6.0 scoreless IP on 5/18 at Down East...Was promoted to Birmingham on 6/19, where he went 3-0 with a 1.72 ERA (10 ER/52.1 IP) and 78 strikeouts over 10 starts … allowed one run or less in eight of his 10 outings...Gave up five runs on seven hits over 4.2 IP in his Barons debut on 6/25 at Montgomery before going 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA (5 ER/47.2 IP) and 71 strikeouts over his last nine starts...Was named the White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month in July and August/September... Went 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA (4 ER/30.0 IP), 42 strikeouts and a .165 (17-103) opponents average over five starts in July and 1-0 with a 0.51 ERA (1 ER/17.2 IP), 29 strikeouts and .107 average (6-56) over four August starts... Tossed 24.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 7/20-8/10 … threw 7.0 scoreless IP on 7/25 vs. Tennessee, allowing one hit with
a career-high tying 12 strikeouts … did not allow a hit until two outs in the seventh inning...Threw 6.0 scoreless IP in his next start on 7/30 at Mississippi … allowed just one hit with nine strikeouts over 6.0 scoreless IP on 8/4 vs. Mobile … his scoreless streak ended when he gave up a run in the second inning on 8/19 at Montgomery...Fanned 11 batters over 5.0 scoreless IP in his final start on 8/22 at Jacksonville, his third game of the season with 10-plus...Entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 5 prospect in the Sox system and No. 61 overall in baseball.
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.
Was named to the Northwest League postseason All-Star Team at Class A Eugene … also was tabbed by Baseball America as a Short-Season All-Star... Averaged 13.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (66 SO/44.2 IP) and held opponents to a .175 (27-154) average... Posted a 0.43 ERA (1 ER/21.0 IP) over his final five starts, allowing seven hits with 39 strikeouts...Was named NWL Pitcher of the Week for 8/29-9/5 after recording a 0.00 ERA (10.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts over two starts … struck out eight batters over 5.0 IP on 8/30 vs. Tri-City and 10 batters over 5.0 IP on 9/5 at Hillsboro... Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 5 Prospect in the Cubs organization.
Spent the season with the Arizona League Cubs, making 11 appearances (eight starts)... Limited opponents to a .145 (12-83) average … posted a 2.18 ERA (5 ER/20.2 IP) as a starter … five of his eight starts were scoreless, including three of 3.0 IP... Did not make his pro debut until 6/22 at the AZL D'Backs as he continued to recover from Tommy John surgery … made his first start on 6/28 vs. the AZL Giants, throwing 2.0 scoreless IP.
Did not pitch while recovering from Tommy John surgery ... Was recommended/signed by Keith Lockhart (Cubs).