Posts in category "Draft"

Morning notes: draft/widespread injuries edition

Morning notes: draft/widespread injuries edition
Rounds 2 through 15 of the MLB First-Year Player Draft were completed on Tuesday, and the White Sox finally began to drift toward their traditional preference for college pitchers. The second day was headlined by the selection of Christopher Beck, a 6’3″ RHP out of Georgia Southern who had the credentials to go higher before... Read more »

White Sox buck their own conventions, take two high schoolers in 1st round

White Sox buck their own conventions, take two high schoolers in 1st round
The last time the White Sox selected a high schooler in the 1st round of the draft, it was RHP Kris Honel.  Honel had injury problems, and never made it to AAA.  That was 2001. Monday night the drought was broken, as the White Sox selected OF Courtney Hawkins from Carroll High School in Corpus... Read more »

Draft Day is here!

Draft Day is here!
Monday night brings about the first round and first compensation round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.  That’s a lot of firsts! The White Sox will be picking at slots #13 and #48 Monday night.  The 13th overall pick naturally conjures memories of Chris Sale, but the matching number is likely the only thing... Read more »
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Contemplating a new draft strategy

First rebuilding, now this? On the subject of taking a high school player with the 1st round pick in next month’s draft, scouting director Doug Laumann admitted “There is as much of that possibility as it’s ever been.” That’s admittedly not a whole lot to go on, but I imagine if the end of that... Read more »

MLB labor peace, and its annoying consequences

MLB labor peace, and its annoying consequences
The MLB owners and the players union shook hands on a new 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreement to be announced on Monday, and perhaps that’s all we should care about. The NBA has been kind enough to provide reference on how dreary and dull it can be to watch two sides grapple endlessly in a stalemate... Read more »

The rest of the league could be moving toward the White Sox draconian way of thinking

The rest of the league could be moving toward the White Sox draconian way of thinking
Year after year, the White Sox skimp out on the draft like no other.  Oh sure, they can’t win the prize for the least amount of money spent on draft signings every year, but it’s consistency that defines true cheapskates, not just random bursts of frugality. The Sox just don’t get hot under the collar for... Read more »
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