White Sox Lock Down Fourth Pick in 2018 MLB Draft

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn presents Jose Abreu
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn presents Jose Abreu /

With their 67-95 finish the White Sox locked down the fourth pick in the MLB draft. Baseball America’s mock draft has them selecting Nander De Sedas.

The Chicago White Sox season came to a close with a loss to the Indians this past Sunday. But their 67-95 record did lock up the fourth pick in the 2018 draft. It’s never easy to watch a losing team but a high draft selection will assist in the rebuild. The Cubs were able to add talent via the draft. So hopefully the White Sox can follow suit.

Baseball America has an early mock draft that has the White Sox taking Nander De Sedas, a high school short stop from Florida. In previous seasons this organization did not take high school players in the first round. But it seems like that has changed. De Sedas is rated as the sixth best high school prospect in the country. He committed to play at Florida State.

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Last year the organization added a lot of the top hitters and also some pitchers early in the draft. It seems like they have a good mix of both in the system, so they could really go either way. They may just opt to take the best player available.

The Sox have a solid stable of position players and it looks like they have a ton of depth at pitching. The one thing they do lack is bullpen arms but that could certainly change with guys who don’t make the starting rotation.

The organization had a great draft last season and hopefully they can continue that.

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Rick Hahn and his staff have done a great job injecting some hope into the fan base. Now they need to take it to the next level and develop their guys so they can have success in the coming years.