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Chicago White Sox First Round Draft Picks

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The Chicago White Sox first round draft picks include 74 players, with 35 being pitchers and 26 of those being drafted out of high school. The White Sox have selected 12 outfielders, nine catchers, seven shortstops, six third basemen and five first basemen in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the White Sox have selected 22 right-handers and 13 left-handers.

The White Sox have drafted 48 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Garrett Crochet in 2020. Chicago has selected first overall twice, with the team picking Danny Goodwin in 1971 and Harold Baines in 1977.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Ken Plesha C University of Notre Dame 17 $20,000
1966 Carlos May OF A.H. Parker HS (AL) 18
1967 Bill Haynes 3B Headland HS (GA) 13
1968 Rich McKinney SS Ohio University 14
1969 Ted Nicholson 3B Oak Park HS (MS) 3
1970 Lee Richard SS Southern University 6
1971 Danny Goodwin C Peoria Central HS (IL) 1 Did Not Sign
1972 Mike Ondina OF Cordova HS (CA) 12
1973 Steve Swisher C Ohio University 21
1974 Larry Monroe RHP Forest View HS (IL) 8
1975 Chris Knapp RHP Central Michigan University 11
1976 Steve Trout LHP Thornwood HS (IL) 8
1977 Harold Baines 1B St. Michael's HS (MD) 1 $32,000
1979 Steve Buechele SS Servite HS (CA) 9 Did Not Sign
1979 Ricky Seilheimer C Brenham HS (TX) 19
1980 Cecil Espy OF Point Loma HS (CA) 8
1981 Daryl Boston LHP Woodward HS (OH) 7
1982 Ron Karkovice C William R. Boone HS (FL) 14 $160,000
1983 Joel Davis RHP Sandalwood HS (FL) 13
1983 Russ Morman OF Wichita State University 28
1984 Tony Melendez RHP American HS (FL) 20
1984 Tom Hartley OF Hudson's Bay HS (WA) 26
1985 Kurt Brown C Glendora HS (CA) 5 $150,000
1986 Grady Hall LHP Northwestern University 20
1987 Jack McDowell RHP Stanford University 5 $165,000
1988 Robin Ventura 3B Oklahoma State University 10
1989 Frank Thomas 1B Auburn University 7 $175,000
1990 Alex Fernandez RHP Miami Dade College 4 $350,000
1991 Scott Ruffcorn RHP Baylor University 25 $185,000
1992 Eddie Pearson 1B Bishop State Community College 24 $354,000
1993 Scott Christman LHP Oregon State University 17 $450,000
1994 Mark Johnson C Warner Robins HS (GA) 26 $520,000
1994 Chris Clemons RHP Texas A&M University 33
1995 Jeff Liefer 3B Long Beach State University 25 $550,000
1996 Bobby Seay LHP Sarasota HS (FL) 12 Did Not Sign
1997 Jason Dellaero SS University of South Florida 15 $1,056,000
1997 Kyle Kane RHP Saddleback College 33
1997 Brett Caradonna OF El Capitan HS (CA) 34
1997 Aaron Myette RHP Central Arizona College 43
1997 Jim Parque LHP UCLA 46
1997 Rocky Biddle RHP Long Beach State University 51
1998 Kip Wells RHP Baylor University 16 $1,495,000
1998 Aaron Rowand OF Cal State Fullerton 35 $575,000
1999 Jason Stumm RHP Centralia HS (WA) 15 $1,750,000
1999 Matt Ginter RHP Mississippi State University 22 $1,275,000
1999 Brian West RHP West Monroe HS (LA) 35 $1,000,000
1999 Rob Purvis RHP Bradley University 45 $730,000
2000 Joe Borchard OF Stanford University 12 $5,300,000
2001 Kris Honel RHP Providence Catholic HS (IL) 16 $1,500,000
2001 Wyatt Allen RHP University of Tennessee 39 $872,500
2002 Royce Ring LHP San Diego State University 18 $1,600,000
2003 Brian Anderson OF University of Arizona 15 $1,600,000
2004 Josh Fields 3B Oklahoma State University 18 $1,550,000
2004 Tyler Lumsden LHP Clemson University 34 $975,000
2004 Gio Gonzalez LHP Monsignor Edward Pace HS (FL) 38 $850,000
2005 Lance Broadway RHP TCU 15 $1,570,000
2006 Kyle McCulloch RHP University of Texas 29 $1,050,000
2007 Aaron Poreda LHP University of San Francisco 25 $1,200,000
2008 Gordon Beckham SS University of Georgia 8 $2,600,000
2009 Jared Mitchell OF Louisiana State University 23 $1,242,000
2009 Josh Phegley C Indiana University 38 $858,600
2010 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast University 13 $1,656,000
2011 Keenyn Walker OF Central Arizona College 47 $795,000
2012 Courtney Hawkins OF Mary Carroll HS (TX) 13 $2,475,000
2012 Keon Barnum 1B King HS (FL) 48 $950,000
2013 Tim Anderson SS East Central Community College 17 $2,164,000
2014 Carlos Rodon LHP North Carolina State University 3 $6,582,000
2015 Carson Fulmer RHP Vanderbilt University 8 $3,470,600
2016 Zack Collins C University of Miami 10 $3,380,600
2016 Zack Burdi RHP University of Louisville 26 $2,128,500
2017 Jake Burger 3B Missouri State 11 $3,700,000
2018 Nick Madrigal SS Oregon State University 4 $6,411,400
2019 Andrew Vaughn 1B University of California 3
2020 Garrett Crochet LHP University of Tennessee 11

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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