Category: Draft Coverage

2019 Rule 5 Draft Preview: Who the White Sox Could Add, Lose

2019 Rule 5 Draft Preview: Who the White Sox Could Add, Lose
Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego, California and the hot stove is scorching as teams have been announcing trades and signings. The festival of roster building ends on Thursday, December 12th as decision makers turn in their key cards and begin their treks home. But front office personnel generally stick around to... Read more »

With Increased Expectations, the 11th Pick Feels Different This Time for White Sox

With Increased Expectations, the 11th Pick Feels Different This Time for White Sox
The 2019 Chicago White Sox played only 161 games this year and it might have ultimately cost them one spot in the draft order next June. The club went 7-3 over their final 10 games and that propelled them ahead of teams like the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels in the... Read more »

White Sox Add 8 Prep Talents Due To Estimable Spending in Draft

White Sox Add 8 Prep Talents Due To Estimable Spending in Draft
It’s way too early to judge the draft classes of 2017 and 2018 much less the latest 2019 crop but the approach that the White Sox took in this year’s annual selection meeting is laudable. Nick Hostetler oversaw his 4th draft as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the club and he’s made subtle changes... Read more »
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2019 White Sox Draft Review: Observations and Takeaways

2019 White Sox Draft Review: Observations and Takeaways
Taking the Best Player Available Decision makers in every sport speak endlessly and emphatically about how imperative it is for their club to select the “best player on the board” when determining how to spend a draft pick. While it’s subjective and arbitrary, the Chicago White Sox did just that on the first night of... Read more »

White Sox draft high school speedster James Beard in fourth round

Courtney Hawkins was the last Chicago White Sox first round draft pick out of high school in 2012, and following the selection of California first baseman Andrew Vaughn, the streak continues. However, the White Sox selected three consecutive prep products in rounds 2-4. Centerfielder James Beard becomes the latest addition to a freshly bolstered high school... Read more »

White Sox select high school RHP Andrew Dalquist with 81st overall pick

A day after selecting Texas high school product Matthew Thompson in the second round, the Chicago White Sox doubled down on Day 2 by selecting another prep arm. This time, it’s California product Andrew Dalquist. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher finished his junior year hovering around 90-miles-per-hour on his fastball, but saw a significant increase... Read more »
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White Sox go with high school RHP Matthew Thompson with 45th overall pick

White Sox go with high school RHP Matthew Thompson with 45th overall pick
The Chicago White Sox have broken away from a recent trend of theirs by selecting RHP Matthew Thompson out of Cypress Ranch High School in Texas. The club has taken college performers in Hostetler’s three previous drafts at the helm and this is a big deviation from that strategy. Adding more prep talent in this... Read more »

White Sox select Andrew Vaughn with the third overall pick

White Sox select Andrew Vaughn with the third overall pick
In a slight shift from recent draft strategy, the White Sox grabbed California first baseman Andrew Vaughn with the third overall pick in the 2019 draft. While staying with the recent trend of selecting college players, Vaughn represents a minor modification to the teams’ preferred method of taking players at positions in the middle of... Read more »

2019 FutureSox Draft Tracker

Another seminal moment in the White Sox rebuild is upon us. All 100 of those losses in 2018 netted the White Sox the third pick in the 2019 draft, which should net the team another premium prospect. We’ll gather info on the first pick as well as who the White Sox pick in each of... Read more »
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2019 Draft Preview: Adley Rutschman

2019 Draft Preview: Adley Rutschman
We are writing prospect reports on players the White Sox might select in the June draft. This article is the seventh and final installment in our series. You can see the other reports we’ve already posted, here: Andrew Vaughn Bobby Witt Jr.  Nick Lodolo JJ Bleday  CJ Abrams Hunter Bishop Adley Rutschman   School: Oregon State... Read more »
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