After the first two rounds of the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft, the Chicago White Sox decided to pack the pitching mound and bullpen with draft picks. Rounds three through ten saw the Sox take only pitchers to finish out day two. The move to take all of these pitchers was impressive and shows a strong presence of mind for the future of the club.
The picks that they made in rounds three through ten include a variety of solid players that, if they are able to get stronger and adapt to the big leagues, may be the strength of the Chicago White Sox for years to come.
The Chicago White Sox selected some really good pitchers in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Round 3, 94th Overall-Sean Burke-Maryland-LHP
Round 4, 124th Overall-Brooks Gosswein-Bradley University (IL)-RHP
Round 5, 155th Overall-Tanner McDougal-Silverado HS (NV)-RHP
Round 6, 185th Overall-Taylor Broadway-Ole Miss (MS)-RHP
Round 7, 215th Overall-Theo Denlinger-Bradley University (IL)-LHP
Round 8, 245th Overall-Fraser Ellard-Liberty University (VA)-LHP
Round 9, 275th Overall-Gil Luna, Jr.-Arizona (AZ)-LHP
Round 10, 305th Overall-Tommy Sommer-Indiana (IN)-LHP
Loading up on young pitchers like this is great. The Chicago White Sox have some question marks regarding the retention of their current pitching staff so stocking up on these guys will certainly help.
The White Sox have had a decent draft so far but there is more work that needs to be done in the draft’s remaining day. They need help at the catcher position and should be able to pick up a developmental prospect in rounds 11 through 20. With these picks, they can get some guys that can help them to provide much needed depth at several positions.
The second day’s haul of young pitchers proves that this team is trying to strengthen its pitching staff even more and prepare to be successful there for several seasons to come. Hopefully, some or all of these players will pan out and provide the White Sox with great pitching help in the future.