The Chicago White Sox spent all of their draft capital on pitching in the 2020 MLB Draft which is exciting because they need it.
The Chicago White Sox, along with all of Major League Baseball, are officially done with the 2020 MLB Draft. It was a good couple of days for the league and specifically the Sox. They probably aren’t going to be given the best grade in the league or anything like that but fans of this team should be very happy with the way that things have gone down.
The White Sox drafted five times and selected five pitchers. It is something that everyone knew they needed to address in the short term and long term. This organization is loaded with lots of great position players right now so they decided to add some arm talent via the draft and it is very exciting.
They kicked it off on Wednesday night’s first-round by selecting Garrett Crochet with the eleventh overall pick. He is a hard-throwing lefty that is out of the University of Tennessee. He has an extremely high ceiling in this league and could get it started sooner than you think. He gets comparisons to Chris Sale and he might make his debut as a reliever one day just like Sale did. The hope is that he becomes a great starter in the end.
In the second round, the White Sox made a complete steal. They drafted Jared Kelley with the 47th overall pick. He was the 12th rated 2020 MLB Draft prospect going in and he somehow fell to the Sox at 47. It is awesome to see because the more arms they add of this caliber, the better their chances are of having lots of great pitching. He probably fell as far as he did because he is coming out of high school. Those kids took a bit of a fall thanks to the fact that they haven’t played much baseball in 2020 so they are more of a risk than college players that didn’t play as much.
They selected Adisyn Coffey with the 83rd overall pick out of Wabash Valley College. He is a right-handed pitcher. They took another righty named Kade Mechals with the 112th overall pick out of Grand Canyon. Left-handed pitcher Bailey Horn of Auburn rounded out the draft for Chicago. It is a lot of pitching to start studying and decide how good they will become.
11. Garrett Crochet – Tennessee
47. Jared Kelley – Refugio High School
83. Adisyn Coffey – Wabash Valley College
112. Kade Mechals – Grand Canyon
142. Bailey Horn – Auburn
It is a nice haul for Rick Hahn and the organization. Now, the goal needs to be to develop these guys into impactful Major League Baseball players. Obviously, the chance that all five of them are going to be MLB players is slim but you never know. The top-two might be more likely than the other three but in baseball, you just never know. This was a good draft for the White Sox and everyone should be happy about it.