Feb 15, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; A detail shot of major league baseballs are seen during spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Two days ago ESPN Insider Keith Law released his third and final mock draft for the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft that takes place this evening.
The mock selection for the Chicago White Sox didn’t change much for Law, as he has the “Good Guys” selecting right-handed pitcher Tyler Kolek with the third overall selection.
Law in his previous mock draft also had the White Sox with the same selection.
This time he writes about the mock selection:
"“They have been connected to Kolek for a while. The Sox also have interest in Brady Aiken, maybe Carlos Rodon and Aaron Nola.”"
Kolek, 6-5, 205 pounds, pitches out of Shepherd High School in Tx.
In his scouting report it states about the 17-year old pitcher:
"“In addition to his plus fastball, Kolek also features two different breaking balls; a curveball that will flash plus in the mid 70s with good depth and late break, and a slider that is more like a slurve and doesn’t offer much bite.”"
Law has Aiken, a 6-4, 200 pound left-handed pitcher, being selected No. 1 overall by the Astros. Aiken pitches out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego.
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Another player who could potentially land with the White Sox is left-handed pitcher Rodon, who is 6-4, 235 pounds. Rodon pitched at North Carolina State this past season. He does has Rodon being selected No. 2 overall by the Marlins.
Either way we look at it the White Sox will get one of the Top 3 ranked pitchers in this draft, and from there the waiting game begins.