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White Sox Select Tommy Sommer in the 10th round (305th overall)

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The South Siders ended Day 2 by dipping into the Big Ten for a lefty pitcher

The White Sox added another left-handed starter in Round 10.
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To end Day 2 of the MLB Draft, the White Sox drafted their eighth pitcher of the day, picking Indiana University lefty Tommy Sommer in the 10th round.

The 6´4´´ junior was Indiana’s Friday night starter, finishing with a 4.60 ERA, 1.483 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 62 23 innings. He struck out 10 batters over eight shutout innings in his first start of the season against Minnesota to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors, but also had a couple of rough outings during the year. Sommer only lasted 2 13 innings in each of his final two starts, as walks plagued him.

Sommer issued 38 walks in 2021, while walking 71 batters in 157 23 career innings. That said, he had three outings with at least 10 strikeouts, too. Sommer’s changeup is his best pitch, as he’s not a hard thrower.

He was not ranked by MLB Pipeline. The No. 305 pick is tagged with a $143,600 signing bonus.

The third and final day of the draft begins at 11 a.m. CST on Tuesday.