Today is a busy day for the Chicago White Sox. They are coming off a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers where they won the series two games-to-one, and they will begin adding to their farm system with today being the first day of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
It is being predicted the White Sox will be selecting either Brady Aiken, Tyler Kolek or Carlos Rodon with Kolek being the favorite at being selected by the White Sox.
The White Sox pick third overall, with the Houston Astros selecting No.1 and the Miami Marlins at No. 2.
If they can get that power arm in their farm system, being just 17 years old, it will be fun to keep tabs on just how much he could improve in the White Sox pitching system.
Though the MLB Draft isn’t as mainstream as the NFL Draft, it is still a fun time to see who the White Sox believe can one day (hopefully) make this franchise better.
Besides the draft, the White Sox did win the aforementioned series against the Dodgers, allowing two runs combined in the past two game with scores of 4-1 and 2-1. They had a chance to win the first game of the series, but allowed five unearned runs on Monday in a losing effort by a 5-2 score.
The White Sox do leave the Dodgers series with a record just above .500 at 31-30. Next for the “Good Guys” is a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting Friday with Andre Rienzo (4-2, 4.36 ERA) against Jared Weaver (6-4, 3.33 ERA) of the Angels.
Today may be an off day on the field for Chicago, but the the front office and scouts have plenty of work ahead of them today.
In other White Sox news:
• Here is what the White Sox official site wrote about Wednesday’s win over the Dodgers.
• Here is more on the White Sox draft, this article by ESPN Chicago.