Dylan Cease named to All-MLB Second Team

December 6th, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease has been named a starting pitcher on the All-MLB Second Team, his first career All-MLB honor.

Cease, 26, finished second in the 2022 American League Cy Young Award voting, the highest finish by a White Sox pitcher since Esteban Loaiza in 2003 (also second). He went 14-8 with a 2.20 ERA (45 ER/184.0 IP), 227 strikeouts (11.10 per 9.0 IP) and a .190 (126-320) opponents average over 32 starts this season. Cease ranked among the AL leaders in numerous categories, including ERA (2nd), strikeouts (2nd), opponents average (2nd) and strikeouts per 9.0 IP (3rd).

Cease’s 11.10 strikeouts per 9.0 IP are the fifth-most in a season in club history, his 227 strikeouts the eighth-most in a season in Sox history, and his 2.20 ERA marked the lowest by a qualifying White Sox in a full season since Chris Sale in 2014 (2.17). He recorded 220-plus strikeouts for the second time (226 in 2021), joining Ed Walsh (four times), Chris Sale (three times) and teammate Lucas Giolito (twice) as the only four pitchers in club history with multiple years of 220-plus strikeouts.

Cease set a major-league record with 14 consecutive starts allowing one earned run or less from May 29-August 11 (0.66 ERA; 6 ER/82.0 IP). He allowed one or zero earned runs 23 times in 2022, tied with Wilbur Wood (1972) for the most in club history. Cease’s 23 starts allowing one earned run or less marked the most by a starter (non opener) since Tampa Bay's Blake Snell in 2018 (also 23).