The Chicago White Sox have been pretty good at drafting lately. Well, they hope to keep that going with the 11th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
The Chicago White Sox are going to make the 11th overall pick in tonight’s MLB Draft. They are hoping that they can add another impact player to the organization and keep this thing going. After drafting Nick Madrigal and Andrew Vaughn with first-round picks in the past two drafts, it is fair to be confident in what the White Sox are doing. There are a couple of likely options for them with the 11th overall pick here in 2020.
The White Sox usually likes to go the college route in the draft instead of drafting high school players so we will see if history repeats itself as far as this team using old drafting habits. There are plenty of players that will be available for them to select that they can be impact players years down the line.
Patrick Bailey could be an option for them with this pick. He is a switch-hitting catcher from North Carolina State. He has been a player that a lot of experts believe that the White Sox might take here. The only issue is the fact that you have to wonder how much they will need a catcher years down the line. They signed Yasmani Grandal to a long term deal and have Zack Collins waiting there as well. Either way, Bailey is a great player that could have an impact.
Imagine if the White Sox added a local boy. Ed Howard would be that for them if they went the route of a high school player. He went to Mt. Carmel High School and played with the White Sox Amateur City Elite youth team. He is considered to be one of the top shortstops of the high school class of 2020. It would be a long time before he was MLB ready, so taking him at 11 with Tim Anderson in his prime right now might be smart.
Reid Detmers is a left-handed pitcher that could be a White Sox choice if he falls to them. If he is on the board when they are officially on the clock at pick 11, there is little doubt that they are going to pass on a kid like this. He is probably the best player they have a chance at in this draft. There is also a chance that he is gone well before they have a chance at him.
Garrett Crochet is a great option for the White Sox at pick 11 and a lot of folks think that he is a legit option for them. He is a left-handed pitcher that is coming from the University of Tennessee. The White Sox are totally drafting for sustained success at this point and adding a stud lefty to the rotation 2-3 years from now would go a long way.
There are other good catcher options and another high school option available for the White Sox at pick 11. Tyler Soderstrom might be that guy if the White Sox felt he is the right guy for the selection. He might take a while to get to the MLB so he could be Grandal’s replacement in four years when his contract is expired. Building organizational depth is something that they should be looking to do with this pick.
The White Sox clearly has a lot of nice options with this pick. It isn’t the end all be all at this point but adding another stud prospect to join what they already have would go a long way. This pick tonight is hopefully the first of many good ones in the five rounds.