9th Round, 267th Overall – Craig Dedelow, OF, Indiana University
The White Sox went to the Big 10 for their next selection. With the 267th pick they selected Craig Dedelow, an outfielder from Indiana University. Dedelow was drafted in the 37th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates last season.
The left hander hit 19 home runs for the Hoosiers in 2017. He fits nicely with the White Sox strategy of trying to draft the guys who hit the most home runs. Despite his 19 home runs, he only batted .254 and had a career high 51 RBIs.
On the plus side, he is capable of playing anywhere in the outfield. That type of depth will help this team out. Especially since there are a few holes in the outfield.
"“Another big power kid. We had interest in him last year. The numbers money-wise didn’t fit. We are excited to get him.” Nick Hostetler, Director of Amateur Scouting"