The Chicago White Sox are have announced that they signed their first-round pick, Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract.
The 2020 MLB Draft was a success for the Chicago White Sox. That is especially true for people who believe that the organization needs pitching. They had five selections in the draft and selected five pitchers with those picks. The first one of those pitchers that the White Sox took was Garrett Crochet out of the University of Tennessee. Crochet was the 11th overall pick in the draft by the White Sox. Crochet is a flame-throwing lefty that has high hopes of being in the White Sox lineup one day.
He took a big step towards that dream on Monday afternoon as he signed his first pro contract with the White Sox after being drafted. It is a Minor League contract with a 4,547,000 signing bonus. It is a great deal for him, his family, and the White Sox. He will make a lot more money than that if he is ever able to reach the big leagues and be an impact player.
When he was drafted, he started getting comparisons to Chris Sale. A lot of that had to do with mechanics, body type, and the team that drafted him. That is a really high ceiling but if he can ever become 80 percent of that, the White Sox will be in business. He has a real chance of being an impact good for them in a time where they really expect that they are going to be a good baseball team.
This is also important because now he can begin working on his game. With COVID-19 still in the mix, it is hard to predict how baseball will work any time soon but it will be back eventually. When that happens, Crochet will be all signed and ready to go. He could even be with the White Sox as soon as next year if all goes well for him. This is big news for the White Sox as they continue to build and everyone should be happy.