FutureSox Draft Tracker

Here’s everything organized into one post. We somehow managed to get information on every single pick. Players who don’t have information below their names have more in depth draft reports written up, which can be accessed via the links in their name. As players sign we will update this list to include signing bonuses and the affiliate they will report to, if known.

1 (13): Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast SIGNED – $1,656,000 – Winston-Salem

2 (63): Jacob Petricka, RHP, Indiana State
SIGNED – $540,000 – Bristol

3 (95): Addison Reed, RHP, San Diego State
SIGNED – $358,200 – Great Falls

3s (114): Thomas Royse, RHP, Louisville SIGNED – $263,500 – Great Falls
4 (128):
Matthew Grimes, RHP, Mill Creek HS (GA)
5 (158): Andrew Wilkins, 1B, L/R, Arkansas SIGNED – $195,500 – Great Falls 6 (188): Rangel Ravelo, 3B, R/R, Hialeah HS (FL) SIGNED – $125,000 – Bristol
7 (218): Tyler Saladino, SS, R/R, Oral Roberts SIGNED – $115,000 – Bristol
8 (248): Josef Terry, 2B, L/R, Cerritos

(278): Kevin Moran, RHP, Boston College
SIGNED – $87,500 – Bristol
10 (308): Ross Wilson, 2B, R/R, Alabama SIGNED – $115,000 – Great Falls
11 (338): James McDonald, SS, S/R, Chaparral HS (AZ) Not expected to sign
              Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 34 draft prospect in the state of
Arizona. Solid SS. 6′, 175 pounds. Same high school as Kenny Williams’
kids went to. Has a commitment to Arizona State. Picture
(368): Crayton (Drew) Lee, SS, S/R, Morehead State
SIGNED – Bristol
              Senior that is the first Morehead State draft pick since the Sox
selected Henry Mabee in 2007. First-team Ohio Valley Conference.
.412/.485/.765 with 17 HR, 21 BB, 24 K, 13/16 SBA in 204 AB.
(398): Ethan Icard, RHP, Wilkes CC (NC)
SIGNED – Bristol
              6’2″, 175
pounds. Drafted in 25th round in 2009 by Braves. Was first player in
Wilkes CC history to be drafted last year.
14 (428): Michael
Blanke, C, R/R, Univ. of Tampa
SIGNED – Great Falls
              Solid bat, defense needs
work. .377/.435/.633 with 9 HR, 20 BB and 23 K in 199 AB for D2
powerhouse. Here’s a YouTube of him hitting a grand slam and an announcer having a stroke.
15 (458): Sean O’Connell, C, L/R, Chatsworth HS (CA)
SIGNED – Bristol
              Same high school as recent first round picks Matt Dominguez and Mike
Moustakas and current White Sox farmhand Justin Cassel.
16 (488):
Edward (Stephen) McCray, RHP, Tennessee
SIGNED – Great Falls
              Led Vols’
starters with a 3.04 ERA. Struck out 64 and walked 30 in 91.2 IP.
Senior, should be an easy sign. Has a nice sinker with decent secondary
17 (518): Michael Schwartz, 1B, L/R, Univ. of Tampa SIGNED – Bristol
              Second-team All-American for the Spartans this year as a senior.
.415/.596/.716 with 11 HR, 75 BB (!!) and 20 K in 183 AB. Talk about
getting pitched around…
18 (548): Randall Thorpe, OF, R/R, San
Jacinto JC (TX)
SIGNED – Great Falls
19 (578): Doug Murray, RHP, Univ of San Francisco
SIGNED – Great Falls
              Senior with good makeup. 3/4 arm slot. Mid-high 80s sinker and solid slider. 6’2″ 195 pounds. 3.34 ERA with 70 K and just 13 BB in 105 IP.
20 (608): Jose Ramos, C, R/R, Western Oklahoma State CC
SIGNED – Great Falls
              .366/.419/.707 with 11 HR, 7 BB and 24 K in 164 AB this year.
21 (638): Tyler Jones, RHP, Madison JC (WI)
              9-2 with a 3.01 ERA this year. 77 K, 23 BB in 74.2 IP. Led Wolfpack to DII JuCo World Series. High 80s fastball, good curve. He’s 6’4″, 205 pounds, but has struggle with endurance.
22 (668): Ozney Guillen, OF, L/R, Monsignor Pace HS (FL)

23 (698): Austin Evans, RHP, Univ. of Tampa SIGNED – Bristol
              Junior that transferred from Alabama after two years. He was a big prospect out of high school, but has struggled in college. 11.2 IP, 5.40 ERA, 14 K, 8 BB in 10 relief appearances this year.
24 (728): Jordan Keegan, OF, L/L, JC of Southern Nevada
SIGNED – Bristol
              Keegan isn’t listed on the roster this year, but hit .310/.403/.457 as a freshman a year ago. Drafted by the Sox in 36th round in 2008.
25 (758): Ethan Wilson, SS, R/R, Indiana
SIGNED – Bristol
              Wilson was a redshirt sophomore for the Hoosiers this year after an injury in 2009 forced him to miss almost the entire year. .298/.371/.617 with 7 HR, 8 BB, 19 K in 94 AB. Nice pop for a middle infielder.
26 (788): Kevin Rath, LHP, Cal State Fullerton
SIGNED – Bristol
              Big lefty (6’5″, 220) that says he models his game after Mark Buehrle. 4.50 ERA with 21 K and 26 BB in 30 innings this year as a junior. Made five starts and 14 appearances out of the pen.
27 (818): Pete Gehle, LHP, Asuza Pacific (AZ)
SIGNED – Great Falls
              6’6″, 240 pound senior (Noticing a trend with the height?). 7-4, 5.60 ERA, 86 K, 23 BB in 82 IP this year for the NAIA power.
28 (848): Thomas Windle, LHP, Osseo HS (MN)
              Ranked as No. 191 high school draft prospect in the country by baseballdraftreport.com. Has a commitment to Minnesota.
29 (878): Michael Earley, OF, R/R, Indiana
SIGNED – Great Falls
              Transferred from Cincinnati after his freshman year and spend three years with the Hoosiers. .352/.442/.617 with 20 BB and 22 K in 193 AB. 15/19 in SBA.
30 (908): Kylin Turnbull, LHP, Santa Barbara CC (CA)
              Another tall pitcher (6’5″, 185), though Turnbull has some room to fill out. Just a freshman, he is probably a tough sign. 4.34 ERA in 14 relief appearances this season. 17 K, 11 BB in 18.2 IP.
31 (938): Robert Young, LHP, Dartmouth
SIGNED – Bristol
              Below average 87-90 fastball with inconsistent curve. Change is best pitch. 7.46 ERA with 41 K and 11 BB in 60.1 innings. 6’3″, 230 pound senior.
32 (968): Jarrett Casey, LHP, Northern Kentucky
SIGNED – Bristol
              It’s a run on LHP. Casey was ranked the No. 23 player in the state of Kentucky by Baseball America. Another senior lefty. 4.78 ERA with 43 K and 23 BB in 52.2 IP in D2. Went to same school as Nate Jones after transferring from Indiana.
33 (998): Jamaal Hollis, RHP, Miami (OH)
SIGNED – Bristol
              College reliever that went to Chicago’s Whitney Young High School. 6.14 ERA with 13 K and 8 BB in 14.2 innings this year as a senior. Better as a junior: 26 IP, 2.08 ERA, 21 K, 9 BB.
34 (1028): Dusty Harvard, CF, L/R, Oklahoma State
SIGNED – Great Falls
              Another senior that will likely fill out a rookie ball roster. Hit .289/.374/.415 with 4 HR, 16 BB and 36 K in 159 AB. 14/15 SBA. Ranked No. 30 player in state of Oklahoma by Baseball America.
35 (1058): John Spatola, OF, L/L, Boston College
SIGNED – Bristol
              Productive senior outfielder with some speed and power. Crouches down in batting stance. Hit .316/.398/.596 with 17 HR, 21 BB and 46 K in 228 AB. 13-17 SBA.
36 (1088): Ben Griset, LHP, Gustine HS (CA)

37 (1118): Chris Lee, LHP, Robinson HS (FL)
              6’3″ 175 pounder was one of Tampa area’s best pitchers.
As a junior he went 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA with 45 K in 29.1 IP. Signed with Santa Fe CC in Gainesville, FL.
38 (1148): Brad Salgado, SS, R/R, Great Oak HS (CA)
SIGNED – $125,000 – Bristol
39 (1178): Levi Schlick, LHP, Barton County CC (KS)
              6’6″ 230 pound freshman with low 90s fastball and a slider. Good command. Two-way player. 2.11 ERA with 77 K and 32 BB in 64 IP on mound. .378/.491/.444 with the bat.
40 (1208): Conrad Gregor, OF, L/R, Carmel HS (IN)

41 (1238): Sam Phippen, RHP, UC Santa Barbara SIGNED – Bristol
             The Sox have been taking tall pitchers all draft, but Phippen takes the cake at 6’9″. The junior can fill out a bit (210 pounds) though. Also plays for the Gauchos’ basketball team that made the NCAA tournament this year. Only pitched seven innings this year due to basketball and baseball seasons overlapping: 6 R, 6 K, 6 BB.
42 (1268): Brett Bruening, RHP, Texas Tech
SIGNED – Great Falls
             Another big college junior (6’7″, 230). Transferred to Red Raiders after two years at Grayson CC. Won 2008 JuCo World Series. Used mostly as a reliever. 29 K, 26 BB in 38.1 IP with a 7.51 ERA.
43 (1298): Lucas Irvine, RHP, Northwestern State
             Like Bruening, Irvine spent two years at JuCo, but has some quality stats. 104 K, 36 BB with a 2.91 ERA in 92.2 IP. Good velocity, low 90s fastball, for his size (6’1″, 210), but secondary pitches make him a likely bullpen candidate as a pro.
44 (1328): Matt Chavez, RHP, Univ. of San Francisco
             A redshirt sophomore two-way player. 3.78 ERA out of the Dons’ bullpen with 13 K and 3 BB in 16.2 IP. .224/.298/.345 in 116 AB. Easy to see why the Sox had him listed as a pitcher.
45 (1358): Ronald Cotton, OF, R/R, Boone County HS (KY)
            Was named to all-tournament team of Kentucky state baseball tournament. Was hitting .375 entering playoffs. Was a high school teammate of Jackson Laumann, Amateur Scouting Director Doug Laumann’s son. Picture
46 (1388): Ronzelle Fort, LHP, Harlan HS (IL)
            Local kid that was part of the ACE program. Was 5-2 for sectional finalists. Also played for Harlan basketball team. Texas Southern commit.
47 (1418): Matt Reida, 2B, L/R, Western HS (IN)
            Kentucky commit. Has two older siblings that played a D1 sport. Hit .429 with 3 HR and 10 steals as a junior. Also played basketball in high school.
48 (1448): Audry Santana, 2B, Mariner HS (FL)
           Son of Rafael Santana,
former Major Leaguer and Dominican Republic scouting and player
development supervisor for the Sox. Santana has a short swing and quick hands allowing him to make consistent contact. He’s a sound defender at 2B with soft hands and a quick release.
49 (1478): Pat Schatz, RHP, Iowa SIGNED – Bristol
           6.68 ERA as a junior this year. 17 K, 20 BB, 52 H in 33.2 IP out of the bullpen. From McHenry, IL.
50 (1508): David Vazquez, 2B, R/R, Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL)
           Florida International commit. Archbishop McCarthy won the Class 4A state title. Teammate of 44th overall pick Nick Castellanos.
Vazquez is a line drive hitter with good bat speed and a strong swing.

Undrafted Free Agents:
J.D. Ashbrook, OF, R/R, Moorehead State SIGNED – Bristol
           Ashbrook hit .432/.540/.795 as a senior, leading his team with 18 home runs and 14 stolen bases. He walked 26 times and struck out 20 times in 190 AB’s.
Raymond Copenhaver, RHP, The Citadel SIGNED – Great Falls
           Went 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA for The Citadel this year with 28 SO/15 BB in 33 IP. He also recorded one save and made all of his 33 appearances out of the bullpen. 


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  • Really, really like the Matthew Grimes pick if they can get him signed. Could become a mid rotation starter or better.

  • I like the Saladino pick. Good defensive SS with some pop and hit .381 in college. Hopefully that helps our lack of middle infield depth.

  • In reply to DannySantaromita:

    Yeah it sounds like he could become a good utility infielder type, maybe a little more than that.

  • In reply to DannySantaromita:

    I wonder when they'll take Ozney. Can't be long now.

  • In reply to DannySantaromita:

    it would be kewl if they could sign Ozney Guillen and most of the picks they drafted in the first twenty rounds. But I got one question for anyone who can answer it. How much longer do the White Sox have to sign these draft picks before time runs out. Please, someone tell me!

  • In reply to DavidNedbalek:

    The deadline is August 17, so there's still plenty of time.

  • In reply to DavidNedbalek:

    thanks Jeff. i appreciate it. i have looked and checked all over and couldnt figure out when the deadline is. i didnt know if they posted it or not.

  • In reply to DavidNedbalek:

    i know there is no room to panic just yet, still got a month to go, before the deadline. I wonder what the chances are, that the SOX will sign their remaining draft picks?

  • In reply to DavidNedbalek:

    As long as they get the remaining top 10 round picks signed, which at this point is just Josef Terry and Matthew Grimes, I'll be happy.

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