- With the 2012 MLB Draft completed, player signings are slowly trickling in. None of the top picks have signed yet but, with the post-draft mini-camp starting later in the week, that should change. Top pick Courtney Hawkins may not sign immediately but, even if he did, the White Sox already indicated they want him to take some time off after his high school season ended just this weekend. The organization, though, will be eager to get supplemental round pick Keon Barnum in quickly.
- There will, of course, be guys who don't sign. The recent history of the highest unsigned pick, though, suggests that this usually ends up being a bad (monetary) decision by the player. Last year, the White Sox selected pitcher Ian Gardeck in the 8th round. This year, the Giants took him in the 16th round. In 2010, the White Sox took infielder Josef Terry in the 8th round. In 2011, he fell all the way to the Reds in the 30th round. The White Sox drafted pitcher Bryan Morgado in the 2009 3rd round. The Phillies got him in the 4th round the following year. Pitcher Jordan Merry could have signed with the White Sox after being drafted in the 2008 14th round. Instead, he waited until 2009 to sign after the Mariners selected him in the 40th round.