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White Sox Select OF Terrell Tatum in the 16th Round (485th Overall)

Tatum is the fifth position player and first outfielder taken in the 2021 draft by the South Siders


The White Sox drafted North Carolina State outfielder Terrell Tatum in the 16th round of the 2021 MLB Draft.

Tatum appeared in 53 games with the Wolfpack in the 2021 NCAA season, primarily as a designated hitter. Tatum had a .534 slugging percentage in 2021 with 12 home runs and was named a first-team all-ACC member.

Tatum showed his power in NC State’s College World Series matchup against Vanderbilt on June 21, hitting a solo home run off of eventual No. 2 overall pick Jack Leiter:

Tatum is listed at 6’0” and 167 pounds, making him the lightest player drafted by Chicago. Tatum has been a power threat, shown by having three multi-homer games in the season, but his light frame makes him a threat on the base paths. In a May 11 contest against North Carolina-Wilmington, Tatum stole a season-high three bases.

After developing himself into a regular starter his junior season, Tatum is a solid late-round choice for the White Sox with a combination of power and speed.