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Old 04-24-2012, 10:44 PM
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Sickels and Matt Garrioch have their second mock draft up. Obviously these are largely for fun. Especially with the draft still six weeks away, and the uncertainty of how teams will aproach it considering the drastic changes to the CBA.

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/...-april-edition

I would be rather pleased with the Trahan pick, but as history has shown us the Sox don't draft many prep players. Especially in the 1st round. The last one was Kris Honel in 2001. There does exist the possibility that the draft changes alter the White Sox approach though. Especially since later round prep draft picks now have more incentive to go to college. If the Sox desire any high schoolers, they generally need to be drafted rather early on. (Lest the reallocation scenario.)
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:02 PM
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Baseball America's 1st mock draft is up. Interesting take on it. Especially if the rumors on the prep players are true. Haven't taken a high school player with a 1st round pick since 2001.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...2/2613371.html

I'd be fine with Smoral or Hawkins. Don't mind Wacha either. Hoping for Stroman or Fried to fall.

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:38 PM
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‏@Kevin_Goldstein
Big League exec: "This draft is the worst crop of college position players I've seen in my 20+ years of doing this."
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:36 PM
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Jim Callis
Lot depends on whether K.Williams thinks they can contend. @ProfessorFog: Are #WhiteSox legitimately on prep players w/1st rder? #mlbdraft
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:48 PM
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BA's draft top 100 is up.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...2/2613410.html
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:06 PM
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Where is Nick Williams?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:15 PM
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A bit outside the top 100 presumably. Mayo dropped him to 88 on his revised list.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:00 PM
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Alan At Work (Chicago): Keith Law reiterated the White Sox interest in Smoral. Are they sincerely interested in prep players for once? Their track record in previous years has me skeptical as much as I'd like to believe it.

Jim Callis: The White Sox need to rebuild, and Kenny Williams is beginning to realize that, which opens up the possibility they'll take a longer-term view with the draft.
From the BA draft chat going on right now.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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The name I really hope falls to the Sox and they jump all over is Max Fried. Lefty who looks like a future number 1. Lance Mccullers Jr. another Prep Pitcher around out pick I love.

It would be extremely interesting if the Sox landed Fried and then Giolito and his injury concern slid to them in round 2. High School teammates, could be a pipe dream but what a scenerio that would be.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:31 PM
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The name I really hope falls to the Sox and they jump all over is Max Fried. Lefty who looks like a future number 1. Lance Mccullers Jr. another Prep Pitcher around out pick I love.

It would be extremely interesting if the Sox landed Fried and then Giolito and his injury concern slid to them in round 2. High School teammates, could be a pipe dream but what a scenerio that would be.
Love Fried as well. Best LHP in the draft. Not that high on McCullers personally, but wouldn't hate the pick.

I'm encouraged by the reports thus far that the Sox might be taking a longer term approach to the farm by actually considering prep players for once.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:28 PM
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Sox Not Ruling Out High School Player with 1st Pick

I'd be happy with any of the players that were noted. Particularly Smoral, Hawkins, and Dahl.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:33 PM
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Mayo's Top Ten Mock Draft

Next week he will have a top 20, and later a full mock.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:40 PM
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Chatting with a Scout about the 2012 Draft

Some interesting comments, particularly about Stratton, Heaney, and Wacha, who very easily could be potential White Sox picks.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:58 PM
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I hope the Astros grab Buxton.

The top college pitchers look good, but there's no Strasberg there, and you never know how they'll turn out. A toolsy outfielder would be a better pick, especially with the bigger focus on offense in the AL.

Besides, they have some nice pitching prospects already, and look to add more in the midseason deals of Myers, Wandy Rodriguez and Carlos Lee.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:02 PM
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Chatting with a Scout about the 2012 Draft

Some interesting comments, particularly about Stratton, Heaney, and Wacha, who very easily could be potential White Sox picks.
All pitchers. We need position players...
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