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White Sox sign 28 draft picks

June, 11, 2014
Jun 11
4:13
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have reached deals with 28 of their selections from last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Draft, although top pick Carlos Rodon remains unsigned.

Rodon, a left-handed pitcher, is the only one of the team’s first 10 picks who has not been signed. Negotiations with Rodon, the No. 3 overall pick out of North Carolina State will continue.

Second-round pick Spencer Adams, a right-handed high-school pitcher out of Georgia, was spotted at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday. Also signing was third-round pick Jace Fry, a left-handed pitcher out of Oregon State, as well as fourth-round pick Brett Austin, a catcher who was Rodon’s teammate at N.C. State.

The deadline for picks from this year’s draft to sign is July 18.

The following is a list of 28 draft selections who have agreed to terms:

Round
2 Spencer Adams
3 Jace Fry
4 Brett Austin
5 Zach Thompson
6 Louie Lechich
7 Jake Peter
8 John Ziznewski
9 Brian Clark
10 Jake Jarvis
12 Connor Walsh
13 Mike Gomez
16 Matt Cooper
17 William Trexter
18 Tanner Banks
19 Aaron Bummer
20 Brannon Easterling
22 Kevin Swick
23 Michael Hollenbeck
24 Michael Suiter
25 Mason Robbins
26 Ethan Gross
27 Ryan Jones
28 Blair Moore
29 Evin Einhardt
30 Marc Flores
31 Josh Goossen-Brown
33 Louis Silverio
34 Michael Danner

Draft sends White Sox back to college

June, 7, 2014
Jun 7
9:40
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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Selecting college pitcher Carlos Rodon in the first round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft was just a sign of things to come from the Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox finished three days of 2014 draft Saturday with 33 college players and just seven from high school in 40 rounds.

Over the first 11 rounds, the White Sox had selected nine college players. Within the first four picks they had not only taken Rodon, but also his catcher at North Carolina State, Brett Austin.

And not only was it a college-themed draft, but the White Sox also went heavy on pitching. They drafted 18 pitchers, followed by 11 infielders, eight outfielders and three catchers.

Those pitchers were split evenly between left- and right-handers -- nine each. Two of the first three pitchers the White Sox took were lefties in Rodon and Oregon State's Jace Fry, a third-rounder.

The White Sox kept it local in the later rounds, selecting shortstop Anthony Justiniano from Chicago's Roberto Clemente Community Academy in the 38th round and outfielder James Davison from Morgan Park High School of Chicago in the 39th.

Sox give experience a nod in first 10 rounds

June, 6, 2014
Jun 6
5:55
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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The Chicago White Sox loaded up on college talent during the second day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Seven of the White Sox’s eight picks Friday, from rounds three through 10, were from a college program. They also selected North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon in the first round (third overall) on Thursday.

The only high school players the White Sox have selected during the first two days of the draft are second-round pick Spencer Adams from White County High School in Georgia and 10th-round pick Jake Jarvis, a second baseman from Klein Collins High School in Texas.

In 10 selections of the draft so far, the White Sox have selected five pitchers and five positions players.

In their first pick of the day Friday (third round), the White Sox went with Oregon State left-hander Jace Fry, who was 11-2 with a 1.80 ERA for the Beavers this past season. In the fourth round, the White Sox grabbed Rondon’s catcher at North Carolina State, selecting Brett Austin, who led the Wolfpack with a .344 batting average and a .516 slugging percentage.

In the fifth round, the White Sox returned to pitching by selecting University of Texas-Arlington right-hander Zach Thompson, who had a 4.64 ERA this past season in 16 starts, but he has a fastball that can reach the mid-90 mph range and a solid breaking ball.

The sixth round brought the White Sox their first outfielder in University of San Diego center fielder Louis Lechich, a left-handed hitter who also pitched for the Toreros. The third team All-America selection batted .342 with seven home runs, but also posted a 2.51 ERA on the mound over 13 starts.

In the seventh round, infielder/pitcher Jake Peter was selected out of Creighton University. He was officially picked as a shortstop. The eighth round brought another shortstop in John Ziznewski from Long Island University, while the ninth round was used to get left-hander Brian Clark from Kent State.

Sox stay with pitching in Round 3

June, 6, 2014
Jun 6
1:40
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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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.

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