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White Sox Select LHP Gil Luna in the Ninth Round (275th Overall)

The South Siders take another college southpaw

Luna is the seventh pitcher selected by White Sox

The White Sox continue a string of college pitcher draft picks with the University of Arizona’s Gil Luna.

In his 2021 season for the Wildcats, Luna posted a 1.69 ERA in 21 13 innings. Luna pitched all 21 13 innings out of the bullpen, in 14 outings. At 5´10´´ and weighing 173 pounds, Luna is one of the more undersized prospects in the 2021 draft class.

Luna is described as a bullpen arm. He uses a fastball and curveball as his main two pitches. The MLB Network panel describes Luna as having good arm strength and good movement on his 12-6 curveball. Luna steadily improved his command over the course of the 2021 NCAA season.

Here is a look at Luna’s array of pitches from his freshman year with Arizona:

As mentioned on the MLB broadcast, Luna came out of high school as a heavy strikeout pitcher. His 31 total strikeouts in 2021 put his K/9 rate at 13.08.

The White Sox have the 305th overall pick in the 10th round.