Sox stay with pitching in Round 3

June, 6, 2014
Jun 6
1:40
PM CT
Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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The Chicago White Sox opened the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft just as they closed the first, by loading up on pitching.

With their third-round pick (77th overall) Friday, the White Sox selected Oregon State left-hander Jace Fry, who went 11-2 this past season with a 1.80 ERA, but could not help the top-seeded Beavers into the NCAA super regional. Fry threw a no-hitter earlier this season against Northern Illinois.

In three seasons at Oregon State, Fry went 16-6 with a 2.16 ERA, and an opponents’ batting average of .205. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012.

On Thursday, the White Sox selected North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon with their first-round pick (No. 3 overall). In the second round, they picked Georgia high school pitcher Spencer Adams, an athletic right-hander, who was also a solid prep basketball player.

In the fourth round, the White Sox finally went with a position player, but with a nod toward pitching as they selected catcher Brett Austin, who was Rodon’s teammate at North Carolina State.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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