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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
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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.