Park is destined to be the top grinder of the 2023 White Sox draft class, with top marks on defense, speed, and contact. The trend this year with the club, even more evident than usual, is player “makeup,” choosing a plurality of leaders and “play the right way” guys.
Until this past season, Park literally flashed zero power in college ball — but then broke out for six big flies in 2023, putting some of his power concerns to rest. However, if that flex this summer was a mirage, it will be hard for Park to translate his game to the majors, or even the upper minors.
8-239. White Sox: Eddie Park, OF, Stanford -- contact-focused CF w/ premium defensive upside, compact LH cut w/ quick hands sprays ball w/ highly disciplined approach w/ rare s/m though blw-avg pwr limits impact potential, abv-avg speed plays in CF w/ long term/plus actions— Taylor Blake Ward (@TaylorBlakeWard) July 10, 2023
In spite of above-average speed, Park also struggled with efficient base-stealing, converting on just 15-of-22 in his NCAA career.
Eddie Park’s Baseball Cube Talent Ratings
Team Winning Pct. .696
2023 Chicago White Sox Draft Picks
First Round (No. 15 overall) Jacob González, SS (ranked No. 18 on MLB Pipeline)
Second Round (No. 51 overall) Grant Taylor, RHSP (ranked No. 102 on MLB Pipeline)
Third Round (No. 84 overall) Seth Keener, RHP (ranked No. 108 on MLB Pipeline)
Fourth Round (No. 116 overall) Calvin Harris, C (ranked No. 133 on MLB Pipeline)
Fifth Round (No. 152 overall) Christian Oppor, LHSP (ranked No. 225 on MLB Pipeline)
Sixth Round (No. 179 overall) Lucas Gordon, LHSP (not ranked)
Seventh Round (No. 209 overall) George Wolkow, OF (ranked No. 71 on MLB Pipeline)
Eighth Round (No. 239 overall) Eddie Park, CF (not ranked)