2019 FutureSox Draft Tracker

Another seminal moment in the White Sox rebuild is upon us. All 100 of those losses in 2018 netted the White Sox the third pick in the 2019 draft, which should net the team another premium prospect.

We'll gather info on the first pick as well as who the White Sox pick in each of the 40 rounds of the three-day draft. We will update this page with info, stats and links on each White Sox draft pick as well as signing bonus information and initial affiliate assignment.

The White Sox have $11,565,500 for their signing bonus pool. Pool amounts and slot bonuses from Jim Callis on MLB.com.

Players in bold are signed (or it has been reported they will sign) and italics will be for players who have stated they will not sign.

***FINAL BONUS POOL STATUS:

  • Total bonus pool alloted: 11,565,500
  • Sum of amounts that hit pool (Rounds 1-10, plus any amount over 125k for 11-40): $12,076,200
    • White Sox went over pool by $510,700 on which they will pay an extra 75% penalty ($383,025)
  • Total amount spent on bonuses for all rounds: $12,076,200
  • Total amount spent including penalties: $12,459,225

The White Sox signed 34 players (out of 40 selected). The Picks:

The White Sox signed 37 players (out of 40 selected). The Picks:

1 (3): Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Bats: R, Throws: R, 6-feet, 210 pounds, Cal

White Sox get one of the most polished bats in the draft in Vaughn.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $7,221,200 per Mark Gonzalez (Slot was $$7,221,200) 
  • Assigned: 

2 (45): Matthew Thompson, RHP, 6-2, 185, Cypress Ranch HS (Tex.)

White Sox go prep route with Thompson, who was a potential first-rounder before an inconsistent spring.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $2.1 million per MLBPipeline (Slot was $1,650,200) 
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

3 (81): Andrew Dalquist, RHP, 6-2, 170, Redondo Union HS (Calif.)

White Sox get another projectable prep pitcher in Dalquist.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $2 million per MLBPipeline (Slot was $755,300) 
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

4 (110): James Beard, CF, R-R, Loyd Star HS (Miss.)

White Sox get 80-grade speed in high school outfielder James Beard.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $350,000 per MLBPipeline (Slot was $527,800) 
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

5 (140): Dan Metzdorf. LHP, 5-10, 165, Boston College

After going with three straight high school picks, the White Sox get a likely underslot signing with a college senior. Metzdorf has been a starter for BC since his sophomore year. After having an ERA north of 5 in his sophomore and junior years, Metzdorf was a third-team All-American as a senior. He posted a 2.30 ERA with 72 strikeouts and 32 walks in 82.1 innings.

He was off the board for most draft publications. He has a high 80s fastball. The Yankees drafted him in the 38th round last year.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $10,000 per MLBPipeline (Slot was $394,300) 
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

6 (170): Avery Weems, LHP, 6-2, 205, Arizona

Now it's back-to-back college senior lefties. Weems spent two years in junior college before landing at Arizona. In two seasons with the Wildcats, Weems made 17 starts, but mostly came out of the pen. In both years in Tucson, he had an ERA north of 5. As a senior, Weems had a 7.15 ERA with 47 strikeouts and 19 walks in 61.2 innings.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $10,000 per MLBPipeline (Slot was $296,400)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

7 (200): Karan Patel, RHP, 6-0, 205, Texas-San Antonio

Three straight college senior pitchers. Patel has some good college production though. He used a low 90s fastball to post a 2.84 ERA with 104 strikeouts and 36 walks in 92 innings as a senior. Also played cricket for the U.S. national team.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $10,000 (Slot was $231,100)
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

8 (230): Ivan Gonzalez, C, R-R, 5-9, 190, West Virginia

Another college senior, but this one from the other end of the battery. Gonzalez is 22 (turns 23 in October). He was a freshman All-American hitting .381/.437/.493, but he failed to replicate that production. This spring he hit .286/.397/.395 with more walks (32) than strikeouts (31) as the starting backstop for the Mountaineers. For his college career he struck out in only 10.4% of his plate appearances.

  • Status: Signed 
  • Bonus: $10,000 according to MLBPipeline (Slot was $183,700)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

9 (260): Tyson Messer, RHP, 6-0, 215, Campbell

The run of seniors continues. Messer was second team All-Big South as a junior in 2018 with eight saves in 27 appearances. He had 28 strikeouts and 28 walks in 26 2/3 innings that year. This season, Messer upped both his strikeout rate and his walk rate: 34 K, 22 BB in 17 innings.

Slot bonus: $158,100

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $10,000 (Slot was $158,100)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

10 (290): Nate Pawelczyk, RHP. 6-1, 190, Winthrop

The White Sox finish Day 2 with six straight college seniors. Pawelczyk makes it two straight from Big South schools. As a starter this spring, he had a 3.90 ERA with 83 strikeouts and 29 walks in 92.1 innings. He features a low 90s fastball.

  • Status: Signed 
  • Bonus: $10,000 (Slot was $147,400)
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

11 (320): Victor Torres, C, R-R, 6-0, 175, International Baseball Academy (P.R.)

Like last year with Kelvin Maldonado, the White Sox get a high schooler out of Puerto Rico in the 11th round. Torres is committed to Northwest Florida State College. Perfect Game notes he has good defense, led by a strong arm behind the plate.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $175,000 per MLBPipeline (50,000 vs pool)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

12 (350): Misael Gonzalez Acosta, CF, R-R, 6-0, 175, Leadership Christian Academy (P.R.)

Two straight picks out of Puerto Rico. 80-grade runner with power potential.

  • Status: Signed 
  • Bonus: $185,000 per MLBPipeline (60,000 vs pool)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

13 (380): Cooper Bradford, RHP, 5-11, 180, Florida Southern

Bradford started his collegiate career with two years at North Florida (a DI program) before transferring to Division II Florida Southern. He was an all-freshman pick in the Atlantic Sun in 2017 after posting a 2.79 ERA with 53 strikeouts and 21 walks in 51.2 innings. The following spring his ERA ballooned to 6.41 and he transferred. At Florida Southern, Bradford had a 5.58 ERA with 89 K and 57 BB in 80.2 IP.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:  
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

14 (410): McKinley Moore, RHP, 6-6, 225, Arkansas-Little Rock

Moore has been used mostly as a reliever in three years for Arkansas-Little Rock. He has also been very erratic. He had more walks than strikeouts in all three of his college seasons. This spring he struck out 22 and walked 23 in 17.2 innings with a 8.15 ERA. Noted for having a big fastball, but obviously needs to refine his command.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:  
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

15 (440): Caleb Freeman, RHP, 6-1, 190, Texas Tech

Another college junior with command issues. Like Moore, Freeman has good velocity, but little else at this point. Freeman was used almost exclusively as a reliever for the Red Raiders and had an ERA north of 5 in all three years. He had 13 K, 13 BB in 15.2 IP this spring with a 6.89 ERA.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $150K (25,000 vs pool)
  • Assigned:

16 (470): D.J. Gladney, 3B, R-R, 6-3, 195, Illiana Christian HS (Ill.)

The White Sox go back to the prep route with a local product. Perfect Game gives Gladney credit for having good speed and power potential. A raw high school talent, but some upside there if he signs. He is committed to Eastern Kentucky. Also a product of the White Sox ACE program.

  • Status: Signed 
  • Bonus: $225,000 per MLBPipeline (100,000 vs pool)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

17 (500): Jeremiah Burke, RHP, 6-2, 195, Georgetown

Burke transitioned to the Hoyas’ rotation this spring as a junior. He posted a 4.66 ERA with 86 K and 25 BB in 85 IP.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:  
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

18 (530): Sammy Peralta, LHP, 6-2, 205, U. Tampa (DII)

Peralta racked up the strikeouts for the DII powerhouse this spring. He had 65 in 37 innings out of the bullpen. Also had 25 walks and a 5.59 ERA. Pitched at two different junior colleges before landing at Tampa, which is still in the DII College World Series.

  • Status: Told FutureSox that he will be signing
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

19 (560): Joshua Rivera, SS, R-R, 5-11, 185, Chipola JC

Rivera has some tools and is a Florida commit so this likely won't be an easy sign. He spent two years at Chipola Junior College, a juggernaut program in Florida. He hit .317/.410/.481 this spring. Puerto Rico native.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

20 (590): Cameron Simmons, OF, R-R, 6-4, 200, Virginia

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

The first college senior the White Sox take on Day 3. He was a second team All-ACC pick as a sophomore, but missed the 2018 season due to injury. Hit .352/.432/.563 as a sophomore, but saw his production dip in his return from injury (.260/.363/.389).

21 (620): Chase Solesky, RHP, 6-3, 201, Tulane

Solesky is a redshirt sophomore after missing most of 2018 due to injury. He had a 3.64 ERA in 64 innings as a freshman. This spring he posted a 5.13 ERA with 70 K and 33 BB in 73.2 IP.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

22 (650): Logan Glass, CF, R-R, 6-4, 215, Mustang HS (Okla.)

Glass is a Kansas commit who hit .522 with 11 home runs and 14 stolen bases as a junior. Athletic outfielder with a good arm in the outfield.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $170,000 per MLBPipeline ($45K against pool)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

23 (680): Pauly Milto, RHP, 6-3, 245, Indiana

The White Sox get a senior college arm with a solid resume. Milto was third team All-Big Ten as a sophomore (3.92 ERA, 65 K, 20 BB in 78 IP), second team All-Big Ten as a junior (2.03 ERA, 66 K, 24 BB in 79.2 IP) before seeing a bit of a dropoff as a senior (3.95 ERA, 100 K, 17 BB in 107 IP).

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

24 (710): Jakob Goldfarb, C, L-R, 6-1, 196, Oregon

A fifth-year senior who hit .306/.415/.435 this spring. Goldfarb missed the 2017 season due to injury, but came back to be honorable mention all-Pac 12 in 2018 (.308/.397/.487). Also listed as an outfielder on Oregon's roster.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

25 (740): Hansen Butler, RHP, 5-11, 180, North Carolina

Fifth-year senior reliever with 29 K, 15 BB in 20 IP this spring (1.80 ERA). He sat out the 2017 season. He had 95 strikeouts, 50 walks in 69 innings over four years for the Tar Heels, which are still in the NCAA tournament. Pitched in the Cape Code League in 2016 (2.65 ERA, 21 K, 10 BB in 20.1 IP), where he was teammates with current White Sox minor leaguers Konnor Pilkington, Kade McClure and Vince Arobio.

  • Status: Told FutureSox that he will be signing
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

26 (770): Justin Friedman, RHP, 6-2, 200, Hope International (NAIA)

Senior arm who was at four schools in four years (Ventura College, George Washington, San Diego before finishing at Hope). He finished at the NAIA program with 53 K, 25 BB and a 5.63 ERA in 48 IP (mostly as a starter).

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox 

27 (800): Tyler Osik, 1B, R-R, 5-10, 203, Central Florida

A third fifth-year senior in the last four picks. Osik had a winding college career, starting at DII Coker College before transferring to Chipola JC. He then transferred to Chipola JC, but sat out the 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery. Played at Chipola in 2017 then had a pair of productive years at UCF. He was second team All-AAC in 2018 (.310/.485/.391). Then upped his production this spring (.325/.410/.542 with 10 HR and 9 SB).

  • Status: Signed 
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

28 (830): Caeden Trenkle, CF, L-L, 5-10, 185, Hillsboro HS (Tex.)

Trenkle has good speed and arm strength in the outfield. He is an Oklahoma State commit.

29 (860): Kaleb Roper, RHP, 6-0, 193, Tulane

Another fifth-year senior. Roper is the second pick from Tulane (joining 21st rounder Chase Solesky). He began his career at Arizona before transferring to a JuCo en route to Tulane. This spring he had 90 K, 31 BB and a 4.60 ERA in 88 IP.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

30 (890): Daniel Millwee, C, R-R, 5-10, 205, High Point

Millwee was a two-time all-conference pick for High Point. He started at Arizona, but transferred to a JuCo after a year. At High Point, he was first team All-Big South as a junior and second team All-Big South this spring, when he hit .293/.374/.468 with 8 HR and 10 SB.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

31 (920): Connor Reich, RHP, 6-0, 225, Texas State

Reich is a fifth-year senior who began his career at TCU in 2015, but redshirted. He spent 2016 in junior college before playing for Texas State the last three years. This spring he was first team All-Sun Belt: 90 K, 21 BB, 4.47 ERA in 90.2 IP.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: Great Falls Voyagers

32 (950): Jonathan Allen, CF, L/R, 6-3, 200, U. San Francisco

Allen transferred to San Francisco after two years of JuCo ball. He hit .308/.393/.480 to earn honorable mention All-West Coast Conference honors in 2018. This spring his power exploded with 17 home runs. He hit .254/.372/.565 to earn first team all-conference honors.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:  
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

33 (980): Trey Jeans, LHP, 5-10, 195, Louisiana-Monroe

Another fifth-year senior. Jones had a 3.76 ERA with 69 K, 37 BB in 79 IP this spring.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:  
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

34 (1010): Chase Krogman, CF, L-L, 5-11, 180, Liberty HS (MO)

Krogman is a Missouri State commit. Perfect Game has a scouting report on him.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $190,000 per MLBPipeline ($65K against pool)
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

35 (1040): Logan Britt, CF, 6-5, 205, Colleyville Heritage HS (Tex.)

Britt transferred to Colleyville Heritage for his senior year and became teammates with No. 2 overall pick Bobby Witt Jr. Britt has a big frame with big power potential, but questions about his hit tool. He also has a strong outfield arm. He is committed to Texas A&M.

  • Status: Indicated on twitter that he will attend Texas A&M 

36 (1070): Declan Cronin, RHP, 6-4, 195, Holy Cross

Cronin was a first team All-Patriot League pick this spring. He had a 4.06 ERA with 61 K and 31 BB in 71 IP as a senior. He had a 2.70 ERA in conference play.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

37 (1100): Garvin Alston Jr., LHP, 6-4, 175, South Carolina-Aiken (DII)

Alston is the son of a former major leaguer. He spent two years at Arizona State before transferring to Aiken. This spring he had a 4.63 ERA with 63 K and 53 BB in 70 IP.

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:  
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

38 (1130): Emmet Flood, RHP, 5-10, 175, Glendale CC (Ariz.)

Flood turns 22 in less than two months, so he's a bit older for a JuCo player. He was hurt for most of 2019, only logging 10 innings.

39 (1160): Tom Archer, 2B, R-R, 5-9, 175, Lynn U. (DII)

Archer put up solid numbers in 2018 (.326/.403/.497), but struggled as a senior (.233/.305/.333).

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus:  
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

40 (1190): Nick Silva, RHP, 6-2, 205, Maine

Silva is a senior who had a 5.45 ERA with 59 strikeouts and 36 walks in 72.2 innings this spring.

  • Status: Signed 
  • Bonus:
  • Assigned: AZL White Sox

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  • DJ Gladney refers to himself as “white Sox ace” in his Twitter bio: https://mobile.twitter.com/djglad11?lang=en

  • In reply to sdb83:

    Though I just realized he was part of the ACE program, so that’s probably it...

  • Update: Gladney has changed his Twitter profile to simply “professional baseball player” - seems to suggest he’s signing.

  • Still no official signings/assignments?

  • McKinley Moore’s Twitter bio says he’s in the White Sox organization.

  • Don't think Caeden Trenkle is signing. He is currently playing in a collegiate summer league.

    http://pittsfieldsuns.wttbaseball.pointstreak.com/team_roster.html?teamid=69161

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