Redondo Union High School (Southern California)
Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Baseball America 67
Wow, another high school pitcher for the White Sox, this time in the third round. He stands 6´2´´ and 170 pounds as BA, MLB Pipeline, and FanGraphs mention his mid-90s fastball. Baseball American and MLB Pipeline also like his secondary and tertiary pitches as they project them to be about average. He uses his fastball predominantly and mixes in a curveball as his out pitch as well as a change-up. The curve has gotten rave reviews from some scouts. MLB Pipeline mentions his slider as well as being potentially average along with the other three pitches. The sites also commend his easy delivery and relative athleticism. He seems to be more of a pitcher than anything that usually works low 90s, but he is 18 and hopefully he can work more near his max which is around 95 MPH on the fastball.
This is at least a good sign from Keith Law:
And there goes one of my best available as the @whitesox take Andrew Dalquist— keithlaw (@keithlaw) June 4, 2019
Another note from, this one from Perfect Game:
White Sox get another high-ceiling prep arm in Andrew Dalquist. Starter traits, touched mid-90's this spring, CB/CH/strikes all project well— Brian Sakowski (@B_Sakowski_PG) June 4, 2019
and here is some video on the young righty:
1-0 redondo after 2,19,RHP Drew Dalquist consistent 92-94 on the fastball. @PBR_California @LesLukach @divhawk22 pic.twitter.com/nAT3u3s00O— russell morgan (@Russmorgan24) May 10, 2019
Dalquist is committed to Arizona and Baseball America notes that he should be a tough sign, looks like the Sox will need to go over slot here in the third. We should expect some low slot picks later today, whether they are relievers or ineligible to return to college seniors.