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Chicago White Sox First Round Draft Picks

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The Chicago White Sox first round draft picks include 71 players, with 34 being pitchers and 26 of those being drafted out of high school. The White Sox have selected 12 outfielders, nine catchers, six shortstops, six third basemen and four first basemen in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the White Sox have selected 22 right-handers and 12 left-handers.

The White Sox have drafted 45 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Jake Burger in 2017. Chicago has selected first overall twice, with the team picking Danny Goodwin in 1971 and Harold Baines in 1977.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Ken PleshaCUniversity of Notre Dame17$20,000
1966Carlos MayOFA.H. Parker HS (AL)18
1967Bill Haynes3BHeadland HS (GA)13
1968Rich McKinneySSOhio University14
1969Ted Nicholson3BOak Park HS (MS)3
1970Lee RichardSSSouthern University6
1971Danny GoodwinCPeoria Central HS (IL)1Did Not Sign
1972Mike OndinaOFCordova HS (CA)12
1973Steve SwisherCOhio University21
1974Larry MonroeRHPForest View HS (IL)8
1975Chris KnappRHPCentral Michigan University11
1976Steve TroutLHPThornwood HS (IL)8
1977Harold Baines1BSt. Michael's HS (MD)1$32,000
1979Steve BuecheleSSServite HS (CA)9Did Not Sign
1979Ricky SeilheimerCBrenham HS (TX)19
1980Cecil EspyOFPoint Loma HS (CA)8
1981Daryl BostonLHPWoodward HS (OH)7
1982Ron KarkoviceCWilliam R. Boone HS (FL)14$160,000
1983Joel DavisRHPSandalwood HS (FL)13
1983Russ MormanOFWichita State University28
1984Tony MelendezRHPAmerican HS (FL)20
1984Tom HartleyOFHudson's Bay HS (WA)26
1985Kurt BrownCGlendora HS (CA)5$150,000
1986Grady HallLHPNorthwestern University20
1987Jack McDowellRHPStanford University5$165,000
1988Robin Ventura3BOklahoma State University10
1989Frank Thomas1BAuburn University7$175,000
1990Alex FernandezRHPMiami Dade College4$350,000
1991Scott RuffcornRHPBaylor University25$185,000
1992Eddie Pearson1BBishop State Community College24$354,000
1993Scott ChristmanLHPOregon State University17$450,000
1994Mark JohnsonCWarner Robins HS (GA)26$520,000
1994Chris ClemonsRHPTexas A&M University33
1995Jeff Liefer3BLong Beach State University25$550,000
1996Bobby SeayLHPSarasota HS (FL)12Did Not Sign
1997Jason DellaeroSSUniversity of South Florida15$1,056,000
1997Kyle KaneRHPSaddleback College33
1997Brett CaradonnaOFEl Capitan HS (CA)34
1997Aaron MyetteRHPCentral Arizona College43
1997Jim ParqueLHPUCLA46
1997Rocky BiddleRHPLong Beach State University51
1998Kip WellsRHPBaylor University16$1,495,000
1998Aaron RowandOFCal State Fullerton35$575,000
1999Jason StummRHPCentralia HS (WA)15$1,750,000
1999Matt GinterRHPMississippi State University22$1,275,000
1999Brian WestRHPWest Monroe HS (LA)35$1,000,000
1999Rob PurvisRHPBradley University45$730,000
2000Joe BorchardOFStanford University12$5,300,000
2001Kris HonelRHPProvidence Catholic HS (IL)16$1,500,000
2001Wyatt AllenRHPUniversity of Tennessee39$872,500
2002Royce RingLHPSan Diego State University18$1,600,000
2003Brian AndersonOFUniversity of Arizona15$1,600,000
2004Josh Fields3BOklahoma State University18$1,550,000
2004Tyler LumsdenLHPClemson University34$975,000
2004Gio GonzalezLHPMonsignor Edward Pace HS (FL)38$850,000
2005Lance BroadwayRHPTCU15$1,570,000
2006Kyle McCullochRHPUniversity of Texas29$1,050,000
2007Aaron PoredaLHPUniversity of San Francisco25$1,200,000
2008Gordon BeckhamSSUniversity of Georgia8$2,600,000
2009Jared MitchellOFLouisiana State University23$1,242,000
2009Josh PhegleyCIndiana University38$858,600
2010Chris SaleLHPFlorida Gulf Coast University13$1,656,000
2011Keenyn WalkerOFCentral Arizona College47$795,000
2012Courtney HawkinsOFMary Carroll HS (TX)13$2,475,000
2012Keon Barnum1BKing HS (FL)48$950,000
2013Tim AndersonSSEast Central Community College17$2,164,000
2014Carlos RodonLHPNorth Carolina State University3$6,582,000
2015Carson FulmerRHPVanderbilt University8$3,470,600
2016Zack CollinsCUniversity of Miami10$3,380,600
2016Zack BurdiRHPUniversity of Louisville26$2,128,500
2017Jake Burger3BMissouri State11$3,700,000

Hall of Fame

Frank Thomas (2014)

World Series Winners with White Sox

Aaron Rowand (2005), Frank Thomas* (2005)

AL MVP Award Winners with White Sox

Frank Thomas (1993-1994)

AL Cy Young Award Winners with White Sox

Jack McDowell (1993)

Rookie of the Year Award with White Sox

None

*Thomas wasn’t on the postseason roster due to injury

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