MLB Draft Begins Tonight: Sox Have 10th, 26th and 49th Picks, Keep an Eye on ACE’s Corey Ray


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Today’s News

Draft Day

There’s great anticipation among the White Sox and their fans as the MLB draft begins tonight and continues through Saturday.

Not only do the Sox have the 10th, 26th and 49th picks, Corey Ray–a product of the club’s Amateur City Elite program–is predicted to be one of the top selections.

Here are estimated times for tonight’s Sox picks: 6:49 p.m. (CST) for No. 10, 8:05 p.m. (No. 26) and 9:48 p.m. (No. 49).

Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. CT on the MLB Network. You can also follow the draft on

Here’s more info:

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Nationals at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 3.93) for the Sox, LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-4, 3.94) for the Nats.

Miguel replaces Carlos Rodon in the rotation. Rodon has had discomfort in his neck and although an MRI indicated he was clean, the Sox are having him skip this one start as a precaution.

Last Night’s Highlights

Melky Cabrera knocked out three hits with an RBI while Avi Garcia, Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu collected two hits apiece…Avi drove in a pair of runs and Eaton one in the loss to the Nationals.

MLB: SEP 07 Indians at White Sox

Quote of the Day

GM Rick Hahn on the draft:

“It’s going to be busy, and it’s going to be fun. We’re excited about some of the possibilities.

“You won’t know until things get going how realistic some of the clusters for each of our picks are. But there are a lot of interesting names to choose from potentially at those spots.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Royals at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN+) in the opener of a three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (9-2, 2.54) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (4-4, 3.44) for K.C.

Photos of the Day

Sox Serve Week Highlights: A group of visually-impaired teenagers from the Vision Resource Program at Curie High School paid a visit to U.S. Cellular Field yesterday for a tour and some baseball.

White Sox players Tyler Saladino and Nate Jones plus TV play-by-play man Jason Benetti had a great time participating with the youngsters:

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