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2019 MLB Draft: White Sox Andrew Dalquist in the third round (81st overall)

The Sox go back to high school to select a projectable starter out of California

Andrew Dalquist is out of high school and could be a tough sign.

Andrew Dalquist
Redondo Union High School (Southern California)
Right-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 18
Bats Right
Throws Right


Baseball America 67
MLB 65
FanGraphs 101

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:

Another note from, this one from Perfect Game:

and here is some video on the young righty:

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.