White Sox to draft 8th in ’15 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Aug 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago White Sox logo behind home plate before a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft is nine months away, but we now know where the Chicago White Sox will pick in the June 2015 draft.
With their 89-loss season, the White Sox will select 8th in the draft next season. Chicago finished 73-89 overall for the 2014 season. 17 games out of the AL Central lead. Last season (2013) the White Sox were 63-99.
This past June the White Sox selected third overall, where they drafted left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon from North Carolina State. Rodon didn’t make an appearance in the majors, but did play at the Triple-A level for the Charlotte Knights.
In an article on MLB Trade Rumors, they have the Arizona Diamondbacks as the team with the No. 1 overall selection for 2015. The Diamondbacks were an MLB-worst 64-98 on the season.
The Astros will pick at No. 2 and No. 5. They will pick second overall because they were unable to sign their No. 1 overall pick this year in Brady Aiken.
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Click here to see the full list of what the draft currently looks like.
In 2013, the White Sox selected shortstop Courtney Hawkins with the 17th overall selection.
The last time the White Sox picked at No. 8 overall was in 2008 when they selected Gordon Beckham. Beckham was traded this season by the White Sox to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.