White Sox: Top 5 First Round Draft Picks in Franchise History

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CHICAGO - APRIL 13: Designated hitter Frank Thomas
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5 Jun 1998: Robin Ventura #23 of the Chicago White Sox in action during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the White Sox 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
5 Jun 1998: Robin Ventura #23 of the Chicago White Sox in action during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the White Sox 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport /

White Sox draft history hasn’t been the best with first-round draft picks but there have been some success stories that have come out of the first round.

Throughout the history of the Chicago White Sox franchise, there have been many first round draft picks by the team that didn’t pan out. From Brian Anderson to Joe Borchard, the White Sox have missed the mark with many of their first round draft picks.

However, while the White Sox haven’t had a lot of success recently with first-round draft picks, there have been some good picks made by the organization. Some first round picks have gone on to become Hall of Famers while other picks are currently still active and could be on their way to Cooperstown once they retire.

The Sox draft success in the first round hasn’t been the best but players that are mentioned in this list have had a great impact on the franchise. Sox fans can all agree that the players that are listed not only have had or are having a positive impact on the franchise, but they each lived up to their potential. While some players are starting to blossom right in front of our own eyes.

This list of players that are deemed the top five first-round draft picks in Sox history includes many fan favorites and a player that many fans wish was still with the team. The list also includes a player that has worked hard to become an above-average contributor this very season. With the current team still working through a rebuild, let’s take a look at the best draft picks from the first round for the Sox.

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