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Philo-Sox-er
06-07-2004, 01:14 PM
Thus far, after the 1st Round and the Compensation A Round, in which the White Sox had three picks, here are the three first picks in order (#s 18, 34, and 38 overall):

JOSHUA FIELDS OKLAHOMA ST U 3B R/R 6'2" 210 1982-12-14
COMMENT: LARGE FRAME. MATURE BODY, HEAVY REAR & LEGS. BODY TYPE SIMILAR TO LANCE BERKMAN. WIDE, SEMI-SQUAT STANCE. BAT PINCHED INTO CHEST. STRENGTH IN SLIGHT UPPERCUT SWING W/ PWR POTENTIAL. ARM PLAYABLE, ACCURATE THROWS. HANDS & DEFENSIVE ACTIONS SHOW PROPER TECHNIC. ALERT BASE RUNNER. PHYSICALLY MATURE. STRENGTH IN SWING, BAT & PWR POTENTIAL.

TYLER LUMSDEN CLEMSON U LHP L/L 6'3" 200 1983-05-09
COMMENT: MAJOR LEAGUE BODY. MEDIUM-LARGE FRAME, WELL-PROPORTIONED. BROAD, ROUNDED SHOULDERS, STRONG LEGS. ATHLETIC LOOK. SIMILAR TO TERRY MULHOLLAND. SEMI WINDUP. 3/4. COMPACT DELIVERY, LIMITED EFFORT. NO MAJOR MECHANIC FAULTS. SOUND ARM ACTION. NEAR PLUS FB, MOST 90-92, SOME ARM SIDE TAIL, SMALL SINK. WIDE, 3/4 CB. WORKS AHEAD, K'S W/ 3 PITCHES. ARM SPEED ON CHANGEUP, FADE, SINK. CHANGES SPEEDS, HIT SPOTS.

GIOVANY GONZALEZ MONSIGNOR EDWARD PACE HS LHP R/L 5'11" 180 1985-09-19 HS
COMMENT: MEDIUM BUILD. ATHLETIC FRAME. ROUND SHOULDERS. STRONG LOWER HALF. BODY TYPE SIMILAR TO A SMALLER BARRY ZITO. NO WINDUP, 3/4 ARM. HIGH LEG KICK. CLEAN ARM ACTION. SMOOTH DELIVERY. EXPLOSIVE FB, TAIL ACTION AWAY FROM RHH. 12 TO 6 BREAK CB W/ TIGHT ROTATION. DECEPTION CHANGEUP W/ LATE TUMBLE IN ZONE. GOOD COMMAND, MOVES BALL IN & OUT WELL. YOUNG LHP W/ ELECTRIC STUFF. PITCHES AT 90-92, 93-94 WHEN NEEDED & A HAMMER FOR A CB. GOES AFTER HITTERS.