Monday, May 28, 2012
WSC Birth Years: Dylan Axelrod
Born: July 30, 1985
Dylan made his debut on September 7, 2011 for the White Sox, in relief of John Danks. He pitched two scoreless innings against the Minnesota Twins for his first taste of the majors. Axelrod then took Jake Peavy's place in the rotation shortly after, making his starting debut against the Detroit Tigers on September 14th.
Axelrod has been shuttled back and forth between the majors and minors in the 2012 season. Dylan has a good dirty slider which is hard for the parent club to ignore, but fitting into an already crowded rotation and bullpen is a tricky balancing act. Axelrod has been effective in both long relief and as a spot starter. If Dylan keeps being effective, he may find himself a permanent role with the parent club in 2013.