Sox Look to Ground Angels While the Draft Continues
Friday, June 6, 2014
White Sox vs. Angels at Angels Stadium, Anaheim (9:05 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game weekend series. Starters: RHP Andre Rienzo (4-2, 4.26) for the Sox, RHP Jered Weaver (6-4, 3.33) for LA.
Sox Starting LIneup: Eaton CF, Beckham 2B, Gillaspie 3B, Abreu 1B, Dunn DH, Ramirez SS, Viciedo RF, De Aza LF, Nieto C.
Learn more about the Sox’ No.1 pick Carlos Rodon (also pictured below) and No. 2 selection Spencer Adams and see them up close and personal.
The Draft: Day 2
Round 3: With Rodon and Adams selected in the first two rounds yesterday in the First-Year Player Draft, the White Sox chose LHP Jace Fry, a junior out of Oregon State, today with the 77th pick overall.
Round 4: With the 108th overall selection, the Sox picked C Brett Austin, a switch-hitting junior from North Carolina State, who just happened to be Rodon’s batterymate with the Wolfpack. He also played in the outfield.
Round 5: The White Sox chose 6’7″ junior Zach Thompson out of the University of Texas-Arlington with the 138th pick.
Round 6: At 168, the Sox tabbed senior centerfielder Louie Lechich from the University of San Diego.
Round 7: With the 198th selection, the White Sox grabbed shortstop Jake Peter from Creighton University, who also has seen time as a pitcher.
Round 8: Pick 228? the Sox went with fifth-year senior shortstop John Ziznewski of Long Island University in New York.
Round 9: LHP Brian Clark from Kent State University was the Sox’ selection with the 228th pick.
Round 10: With the 258th pick, the White Sox chose second baseman Jake Jarvis from Klein Collins High School (TX).
The final 30 rounds of the draft will be held tomorrow.
A Great Piece
Pedro Gomez of ESPN takes a fascinating look at Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig and the recent impact of Cuban ballplayers.
One of the Chairman’s Favorites
One of the many signed photos that hangs in Jerry Reinsdorf’s suite at the ballpark:
Here Are Your Chicago White Sox…
Click the link below to hear comedian George Lopez introduce the Sox lineup last Tuesday at Dodger Stadium:
Quotes of the Day
Sox Assistant Scouting Director Nick Hostetler on Rodon:
“He’s an aggressive kid. He’s a tough-nosed kid…You know he’s in charge. When he’s on the mound, he takes the ball and he controls the game. He’s like that on the field, off the field. He’s got a makeup that a manager is going to love running out there every fifth day.”
Rodon on being selected by the Sox and his feelings about not being selected No. 1:
“I got picked by a great club, a lot of history. I’m looking forward to it.”
“I wouldn’t say disappointment (about not being the top pick). I would say motivation.”
Leury Garcia on hitting his first career homer in the Sox’ win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night:
“As soon as I hit it, I was running hard. I (thought) it was a triple, maybe, and then the ball was gone. I was surprised. It was my first homer ever. I had no idea, but it was awesome.”
White Sox vs. Angels at Angels Stadium (9:05 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: LHP Chris Sale (5-0, 1.59) for the Sox, RHP Matt Shoemaker (3-1, 3.54) for LA.
Photo of the Day