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MLB Draft 2015: White Sox mock drafts and draft day resources

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Load up on information before the White Sox make their pick at No. 8

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As you already know from the procession of posts over the last month, today is MLB draft day.

If you didn't know that, it's nobody's fault but your own. OK, maybe it's the fault of a pretty weak draft class. You're off the hook this year.

MLB Network and MLB.com will air the draft, with pre-event coverage starting at 5 p.m. Central, and the draft starting at 6 p.m. Since they have the eighth pick, the White Sox figure to make their selection on the earlier side of that hour.

If you haven't been paying attention, fear not! You'll find a chain of mock drafts, rankings, resources and news you can use, along with our very own podcast episode. As always, feel free to contribute your own findings throughout the day.

Latest mock drafts

Baseball America: Dillon Tate

Chicago sticks with what it does well—developing power arms. They saw Tate late and early, and would opt for him over Fulmer. There’s an outside chance they go for Missouri State’s Jon Harris here as well.

(The Twins take Tyler Jay at No. 6, and the Red Sox take Carson Fulmer at No. 7)

Keith Law: Carson Fulmer

The White Sox also would take Tate if he got here, and I think Fulmer is in the mix, along with Jay and James Kaprielian, and maybe Missouri State pitcher Jon Harris.

Jim Callis, MLB.com: Jon Harris

The White Sox desperately want a college arm. If the consensus top three are gone, Chicago will turn to Harris.

Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com: Fulmer

The focus for the White Sox has always been arms, and they'd probably be thrilled if Jay got to them here. It's hard to ignore what Fulmer has done as Vandy's Friday night starter, however. If the White Sox can climb back into the American League Central race, Fulmer also has the chance to help out in a hurry out of the bullpen short-term.

FanGraphs: Fulmer

Chicago appears to like Fulmer as the best pitcher in the draft; I do, too, so they’re in good company.

White Sox mock draft history

South Side Sox draft profiles

The following pitchers were mentioned on more than one occasion during the mock draft process:

And while no non-pitchers were mentioned, here are capsules on 10 players worth thinking about, if only for your own draft considerations:

Draft resources

South Side Sox Podcast

Doug Laumann joined us on today's show to talk about what he's expecting to see today, the types of pitchers in this year's draft, and more. The conversation starts around the 13:50 mark:

And as Josh noted, we will have a special edition of the South Side Sox podcast, broadcasting live from 6 to 7 p.m. Central to cover the first round. We will answer questions in the live chat and tweets while breaking down the selections. To listen visit mixlr.com/southsidesox.