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An early look at hitting performance from the 2016 draft class

An early look at hitting performance from the 2016 draft class
When Nick Hostetler was promoted to Scouting Director last August. we were the first to get an exclusive interview. After Nick spoke with us, plenty of what he spoke on resonated with our readers. Specifically, our readers were enthusiastic about Hostetler’s words towards getting contact bats in the system, getting guys who can get on base,... Read more »

The tall and short of White Sox draft strategy

The tall and short of White Sox draft strategy
Last year after the 2015 First Year Player Draft, I was reviewing the White Sox class and noticed something that stuck out. It seemed they drafted a pretty significant number of relatively short prospects (under six feet tall). This led me down a rabbit hole of data, and into a brief conversation with Amateur Scouting... Read more »

Draft Update: First wave of signings, bonuses and assignments

Draft Update: First wave of signings, bonuses and assignments
The 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft just ended a few days ago, but the rookie affiliates in Arizona and Montana are also just a few days away from opening play. We’ll preview both affiliates later, but for now, let’s look at who has signed so far, and what we know about their bonuses and... Read more »
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Source: White Sox do not have deal with 1st round pick Zack Collins

Earlier today, it was reported that the White Sox had signed their 1st round draft and the #10 overall pick of the draft Zack Collins. Robert Murray of Baseball Essential reported it to be at or near slot value and Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish confirmed the signing, at slot value, shortly after. Sources:... Read more »

2016 FutureSox Draft Tracker

2016 FutureSox Draft Tracker
It’s that time of year when the baseball community comes together to speculate/get excited/groan about players almost all of them have never seen play! In all seriousness, the MLB Draft is a big time of year for FutureSox and this year is no different. With it in mind that our collection of writers hasn’t seen... Read more »

White Sox roll dice with Hansen in 2nd round

White Sox roll dice with Hansen in 2nd round
After the White Sox went with polished college players with their two first round picks, they decided to swing for the fences by selecting 6’7” RHP Alec Hansen. Entering his junior year Hansen was in the mix for the first overall pick in the 2016 draft thanks to an electric fastball, plus slider, average control... Read more »
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White Sox select hard-throwing RHP Zack Burdi with No. 26 pick

White Sox select hard-throwing RHP Zack Burdi with No. 26 pick
The White Sox made it two Zacks in the first round on Thursday when they took Louisville closer Zack Burdi with the No. 26 pick. Burdi is a hard-throwing right-hander, like his older brother Nick. Nick, also a former closer at Louisville, was drafted by the Twins in the second round in 2014 and is... Read more »

White Sox draft Miami catcher Zack Collins with 10th pick

White Sox draft Miami catcher Zack Collins with 10th pick
The moment has arrived. With the tenth overall selection in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft, the White Sox have selected Zack Collins, a catcher out of the University of Miami. The tweet length rub on Collins is that he’s a bat first backstop who flat out rakes. The longer version can be found in a... Read more »

Road map to White Sox 1st pick

At this point, it doesn’t even need to be said that this draft is an absolute mess. Teams are all tied to multiple players, top prospects seem homeless and a lot of teams are more concerned with saving money rather than taking the absolute best player. While this class lacks the elite top talent at... Read more »
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2016 MLB Draft - Final Primer for White Sox fans

2016 MLB Draft - Final Primer for White Sox fans
The 2016 MLB Draft is nearly upon us. We’ve been producing profile pieces on a number of high school and college prospects that have been linked to the White Sox for their first two picks in the draft, tweeting out tidbits of intel we’ve heard, and preparing you for the event. Soon, the main event... Read more »
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