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2019 MLB Draft: White Sox take Caleb Freeman in the 15th round (440th overall)

The White Sox are slowly stocking up on ‘Wild Thing’ closers

Wild Thing, redux: Freeman dropped in recent BA rankings from No. 280 to 376, but he is a live-armed reliever who reaches the upper 90s.
Texas Tech Athletics

With their 15th round pick, the White Sox selected pitcher Caleb Freeman from Texas Tech University. Below is his profile:

Round 15, Pick 440
Caleb Freeman
Texas Tech
Right-Handed Relief Pitcher
Age: 21
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Freeman is a reliever through and through, but definitely a raw one at that. The best BB/9 he sported in his three years at Texas Tech was 4.91, not that great. He also gave up a lot of hits, especially last season, as he had a WHIP of 2.31 and a batting average against of .393. Baseball America lists him as their 375th best draft prospect because of his ability to throw his fastball upper 90s. They label his control though, unsurprisingly, at a 20 grade, so he and the player development staff have their work cut out for them. If he can find his command and hone in that high 90s fastball, there is a high-leverage reliever in there that Texas Tech wanted, but could not get. Let’s see if the White Sox can unlock that.