First round pick Tim Anderson matched a recent White Sox draft trend, but second rounder Tyler Danish doesn’t seem to on first glance.
Danish is a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher out of a Florida high school. The Sox have become notorious for picking taller pitchers with big velocity, but Danish doesn’t fit that.
The Durant High School grad throws 90-93 with his fastball and has a three-quarter arm slot that has garnered comparisons to Jake Peavy. There are concerns about the delivery, but the arm angle has allowed him to add deception.
His fastball does have some good sink on it, which is something the Sox seem to be looking for more lately. He also has a solid slider and throws a change up. His breaking pitch has hard break on it and is a good secondary offering.
A pitcher with a good sinking fastball and a good slider sounds like a reliever and his MLB.com draft scouting report says as much. His change up will likely determine if he can remain a starter.
Danish, who is a Florida commit, has been credited with good make up.
Here’s a Tampa Tribune article that talks about his dominant spring. Danish didn’t allow an earned run in 94 innings this spring with 156 strike outs against 16 walks.