The White Sox drafted their first prep arm by selecting Nevada high school pitcher Tanner McDougal in the fifth round of the MLB Draft.
With pick 155, the White Sox select Tanner McDougal from Silverado (Nev.) H.S. #ChangetheGame pic.twitter.com/yLtkzZB3QW— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 12, 2021
McDougal is the the third consecutive pitcher taken by the White Sox, and he is the second righthander taken by Chicago (the first was Sean Burke, selected in the third round).
Standing at 6´5´´ and turning 18 years old in April, McDougal is the youngest player taken by the White Sox so far, and he is nearly the tallest. McDougal comes from what the MLB Network described as a good baseball program in Silverado (Nev.) H.S. He is committed to the University of Oregon.
McDougal is described as having solid velocity on his fastball and good stuff on his breaking pitches. MLB Network said his one area of concern is working on his command.
Here’s a look at McDougal’s arsenal:
Biggest riser (performance vs. my expectations) at the first 2 days of the draft combine was Silverado HS (NV) RHP Tanner McDougal (Oregon commit).— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) June 25, 2021
6'5/185, heavy sinker 92-95 t96, upper 70s slurve got over 3000 rpm, CH 86-88 firm but turns it over well @mcdougal_tanner pic.twitter.com/IS1otQuHuw
The White Sox have the 185th overall pick for the sixth round.