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Nick Nastrini, Chicago White Sox pitcher, made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut April 15th in a 2-0 shutout loss to the Kansas City Royals. 

Nastrini was the Los Angeles Dodgers fourth round pick in 2021 who played collegiate baseball with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins. Throughout his minor league career, he posted a 3.99 earned run average (ERA, 353 strikeouts, and a 15-10 record in over 61 starting appearances.

Against the Royals, Nastrini had a 3.60 ERA and five strikeouts in five innings pitched. As the White Sox have started with a franchise worst record of 3-17 in 20 games, they hope Nastrini can emerge as a key asset to this starting rotation. 


Shōta Imanaga, Chicago Cubs pitcher, has been nothing but spectacular so far this season after recording a 0.00 ERA in his first three starts. 

However, that streak came to an end in a 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins on April 20th when Imanaga recorded a 0.84 ERA after letting up a home run to designated hitter, Josh Bell. 

In addition to a 0.84 ERA, Imanaga also has a total of 21 strikeouts and a 0.75 walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) in 21.1 innings pitched. As the Cubs hope to contend in the playoffs this season, Imanaga will be a key asset to this Cubs starting rotation. 


The Chicago Blackhawks finished their season on April 18th in an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings, 5-4. 

The Blackhawks finished the season with a 23-53-6 record and a last place finish in the central division. Despite the Blackhawks record this season, rookie Connor Bedard proved to be a big asset to this team this past season and going forward. During this season, Bedard had 22 goals and 39 assists in 68 games played. 

As the season is officially over, the Hawks will look onto the 2024 National Hockey League (NHL) draft where they have two first round picks and a 41.7% chance of getting a top four pick in the NHL draft.   


The Chicago Bulls season officially ended in a play-in tournament loss to the Miami Heat 112-91. 

The Bulls finished the season with a below .500 record of 39-43 in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. However, as the offseason approaches the Bulls will be tasked with many tough decisions, most notably deciding whether to re-sign guard Demar DeRozan, forward Patrick Williams, and guard Lonzo Ball. In addition, the Bulls will have to make a decision on whether to deal or keep guard Zach Lavine this offseason as trade rumors for Lavine were heated during the trade deadline. 

While the Bulls have to make a laundry list of roster decisions, they also hold a first-round pick in this upcoming National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. 


As the first round of the National Football League (NFL) draft took place April 25th, the Bears had two top ten picks. 

As speculated, the Bears went the route of selecting a quarterback with the number one overall pick. However when it came to the number nine pick many fans had different opinions on what the Bears should do. They could go the pass catcher option and take Rome Odunze, University of Washington wide receiver, or they could’ve taken Brock Bowers, University of Georgia Tight End. However if the Bears wanted to go down the defensive route, they had other options. They could’ve gone with Jared Verse, Florida State defensive lineman, or Dallas Turner, University of Alabama linebacker. With all the options the Bears had at number nine, they couldn’t have gone wrong either way.

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