White Sox Draftees Headed to College World Series


White Sox first round pick, Catcher Zack Collins of Miami and their tenth round pick, third baseman Zach Remillard of Coastal Carolina are playing in the College World Series in Omaha this weekend.

The CWS gets underway on Saturday. Collins and his Miami Hurricanes will play Arizona in the second game on Saturday night at 7:00 cdt. Remillard and the Chanticleers will play their first-ever College World Series game Sunday night at 7:00 CDT against the Nation’s number one team Florida.

Per MLBTraderumors, the White Sox signed Collins for $3,338,800.  That is the amount slotted for the tenth pick in the draft.

Collins was a first-team All-American (Baseball America) this season behind the plate for the Hurricanes. He hit (Hurricanesports.com) .357 with 15 home runs and 57 RBIs. The junior backstop led the nation with 75 walks and his .538 OBP was second best nationally.

The White Sox drafted Collins more for his bat than his receiving ability. Baseball America rated Collins the best catching prospect in this year’s draft and said

"“the depth of college catching has emerged as a strength of the 2016 class”"

Per multiple sources, Collins has worked on his throwing this season and still has a chance to be the White Sox catcher of the future.

Remillard is two years removed from Tommy John surgery. He played 59 of 60 games in the 2015 season. Remillard led the Chanticleers in Home Runs and RBI’s this season. This was on a slugging team with four players achieving double digits in round trippers.

He also stole 14 bases in 15 attempts as one of five chanticleers with double-digit stolen bases. He hit .359, but struck out 73 times. His defense is another liability. Remillard had only a 931 fielding percentage. He committed 13 errors in 175 chances.

Per ESPN Here is the College World Series Schedule:

College World Series
TD Ameritrade Park (Omaha, Nebraska)

All Times CDT

Saturday, June 18
2 p.m. on ESPN2: UC Santa Barbara vs. Oklahoma State (Game 1)
7 p.m. on ESPN2: Arizona vs. Miami (Game 2)

Sunday, June 19
2 p.m. on ESPNU: TCU vs. Texas Tech (Game 3)
7 p.m. on ESPN2: Florida vs. Coastal Carolina (Game 4)

Monday, June 20
1 p.m. on ESPNU: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (Game 5)
6 p.m. on ESPN: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (Game 6)

Tuesday, June 21
4 p.m. on ESPN2: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (Game 7)
7 p.m. on ESPN: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 8)

Wednesday, June 22
6 p.m. on ESPN: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser (Game 9)

Thursday, June 23
7 p.m. on ESPN2: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser (Game 10)

Friday, June 24
2 p.m. on ESPN2: Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner (Game 11)
7 p.m. on ESPN: Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner (Game 12)

Saturday, June 25
TBD: Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner (if necessary)
TBD: Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner (if necessary)

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