Posts in category "Draft Coverage"

Podcast: Post draft review with Nick Hostetler, Clay Overcash and Abe Fernandez

Podcast: Post draft review with Nick Hostetler, Clay Overcash and Abe Fernandez
Three White Sox scouts join Brian Bilek to recap the 2017 draft. Scouting Director Nick Hostetler goes deep into his second draft. Area scout Clay Overcash comes on to talk Jake Burger and others (35:55). Area scout Abe Fernandez talks about his experience scouting and recommending second round pick Gavin Sheets (44:50). You can listen... Read more »

2017 FutureSox Draft Tracker

2017 FutureSox Draft Tracker
The MLB Draft is always one of the biggest events for FutureSox and prospect hound, and it’s finally here for 2017. The draft is now complete. It’s time for the annual analysis and over-analysis of the newest group of players set to join the White Sox farm system. We’ll try to gather as much info... Read more »

White Sox draft RHP Lincoln Henzman in 4th round

With their 4th round pick (117th overall), the White Sox selected right-hander Lincoln Henzman out of Louisville. He was the team’s closer this year as a junior, but he started in the Cape Cod League and the Sox announced him as a starting pitcher. School: Louisville Position: RHP Height/Weight: 6-2, 200 lbs B/T: R/R D.O.B: 7/4/1995 Previously Drafted: 31st round... Read more »
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White Sox draft CF Luis Gonzalez in the 3rd round

White Sox draft CF Luis Gonzalez in the 3rd round
The White Sox continue the theme of advanced college bats by selecting New Mexico’s Luis Gonzalez in the third round. School: New Mexico Position: Centerfielder Height/Weight: 6-0, 185 lbs B/T: L/L D.O.B: 9/10/1995 2017 Stats: .361/.500/.589, 22 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 42 RBI, 58 BB, 32 K in 219 AB Gonzalez, a native of Sonora, Mexico, is a junior... Read more »

White Sox draft 1B Gavin Sheets with 49th overall pick

White Sox draft 1B Gavin Sheets with 49th overall pick
After the Jake Burger selection, White Sox Director of Amateur Scouting Nick Hostetler said that the club was looking for more “middle of the order bats” with some of his remaining picks and that’s exactly what they achieved with pick No. 49. According to his head coach at Wake Forest, Sheets “hits the ball to... Read more »

White Sox draft 3B Jake Burger with 11th overall pick

White Sox draft 3B Jake Burger with 11th overall pick
The White Sox deviated from general consensus and selected a true masher in Jake Burger at No. 11 overall. Originally pegged to go for a plus athlete in either Beck or Kendall, the latter of which was still on the board, Chicago was drawn to one of college baseball’s best power bats. Burger was likely drawn... Read more »
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White Sox-centered Mock Draft

1.) Twins – LHP Brendan McKay, Louisville Reportedly the Twins are between McKay and Royce Lewis as the hours dwindle down. The former is far more likely than that latter. It is safe to expect the Twins to go with perhaps the safest pick in the draft in McKay over the prep shortstop who probably... Read more »

2017 Draft Preview: OF Austin Beck

2017 Draft Preview: OF Austin Beck
Austin Beck School: North Davidson (N.C.) HS Position: Outfielder Height/Weight: 5-11, 175 lbs B/T: R/R D.O.B: 11/21/1998 Previously Drafted: N/A Scouting Reports: “Beck generates well-above-average bat speed from the right side of the plate. Some evaluators put similar grades on his speed and arm strength, though the consensus is that those tools are more plus than plus-plus. He should be a... Read more »

FutureSox Podcast: Jim Callis & an MLB Draft Preview

MLB.com’s Jim Callis joins Brian Bilek to talk Jeren Kendall, the first round of the coming MLB Draft, Luis Robert & more. Read Jim’s most recent mock here. Leave us a review on Itunes and subscribe to the podcast there. Want to know right away when we publish a new article? Type your email address... Read more »
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2017 Draft Preview: J.B. Bukauskas

2017 Draft Preview: J.B. Bukauskas
J.B. Bukauskas School: North Carolina Position: RHSP Height/Weight: 6’0, 195 B/T: R/R D.O.B.: 10/11/96 Previously Drafted: 2014, Round 20 by Arizona Diamondbacks Scouting Reports:  High School: Jacob Allen (J.B) Bukauskas attended Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia. In the school’s brief history (opened in 2000), they have won many state and regional championships in sports. The school has won... Read more »
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