Originally Posted by Golden Sox
I'm convinced more and more that drafting players who turn out successful in the Major Leagues is rare. I just wonder if it's luck if these players actually succeed on a big league level. That being said it makes me sick when I realize the White Sox drafted Jared Mitchell instead of Mike Trout. What were these scouts thinking? Wouldn't this White Sox team be different now if we had Trout in our lineup everyday? Trout is a hustling 5 tool player who could of owned Chicago if he was playing here.
They picked the wrong guy, but so did 22 other teams. The White Sox haven't been big on picking high school players in the first round in the past, they were big on trying to sign safe, signable college players. Jared Mitchell was the Louisiana High School player of the year, had just been named MVP of the College World Series and was being compared to Carl Crawford. It's not like he was Keenyn Walker (ugh).