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A rock and a hard place

With the new way the MLB draft is constructed, the White Sox are not in position to build through sucking

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White Sox lose again ... in the 2024 MLB Draft Lottery

Slip down from a projected fourth to the No. 5 pick next summer

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Today in White Sox History: August 15

One sneaky-good waiver-wire pickup, one less impactful

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Dugout Metrics Podcast 9 — A deep dive into the 2023 draft

Luke Smailes and Brett Ballantini detail the many pluses, and a few minuses, of the latest Mike Shirley class

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2023 White Sox Draft Review: Collegiate Draftees: Picks 14, 16-17, 19-20

Despite coming at the end of the draft, each of these players hold enticing qualities consistent with the higher and more heralded picks

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Chicago White Sox 2023 Draft Review: Collegiate Draftees: Picks 8-11, 13

A funky reliever, bat discipline slappers, a three-pitch starter and gold nugget at 13 get our analytical treatment in this edition

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2023 White Sox Draft Review: Collegiate Draftees: Picks 1-4, 6

Drilling down into the numbers that saw Jacob González, Grant Taylor, Seth Keener, Calvin Harris and Lucas Gordon drafted by the White Sox

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Wolkow signs with White Sox for a cool million

That news, plus a snapshot of every 2023 pick’s status

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White Sox lock up 17 of 20 picks, plus six UDFAs

The big one — George Wolkow — and two others remain unsigned

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Sox Populi Podcast 154/Live Podcast 3 — Post-draft, and the next day of the rest of our White Sox lives

Adrian Serrano and Dante Jones join Brett Ballantini for a live discussion of the 2023 draft, and how this wheezing ballclub gets its way to the finish line

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White Sox select RHRP Garrett Wright in the 20th round (No. 599 overall)

The numbers are solid, the game isn’t sexy, but don’t be surprised if our final pick simply works his way up the ladder to Chicago

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White Sox select OF Caden Connor in the 19th round (No. 569 overall)

The lefty outfielder has a good approach to the plate

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White Sox select LHP Anthony Imhoff in the 18th round (No. 539 overall)

The South Siders are beginning to reveal a type: The big power lefty

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White Sox select IF Mikey Kane in the 17th round (No. 509th overall)

More quicks, more bat discipline, more flexibility ... there’s a theme for the South Siders here

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White Sox select C Weston Eberly in the 16th round (No. 479 overall)

A much-needed solid defensive catcher, with a plus arm

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White Sox select RHP Carlton Perkins in the 15th round (No. 449 overall)

Pale Hose loading up the pen, and this righty is another raw arm that could wreak some havoc

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White Sox select 2B Rikuu Nishida in the 11th round (No. 329 overall)

Short in stature and long in grindiness

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White Sox select RHP Mathias LaCombe in the 12th round (No. 359 overall)

The South Siders are bulking up on arms

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White Sox select 2B Edrick Felix in the 14th round (No. 419 overall)

This power-packed energy wad is ready to dent some fences in Arizona

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White Sox select 3B Ryan Galanie in the 13th round (No. 389 overall)

White Sox address the hot corner with an intriguing speed/power prospect

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White Sox draft steal George Wolkow confirms he will be signing

Possible plum pick of the draft will be heading to Arizona

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White Sox select RHP Zach Franklin in the 10th round (No. 299 overall)

Fringe starter has some upside if he can get his mechanics together

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White Sox select RHSP Jake Peppers in the ninth round (No. 269 overall)

A high-upside guy who didn’t do all that well in college, but if everything progresses as he fills out, he can remain a starter

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White Sox select CF Eddie Park in eighth round (No. 239 overall)

Great glove, speed, contact — simply a solid player out of Stanford

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White Sox select OF George Wolkow in the seventh round (No. 209 overall)

South Siders go local for their high-risk, high-reward pick

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White Sox select LHSP Lucas Gordon in the sixth round (No. 179 overall)

Low velocity and good change probably lands him in the bullpen

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White Sox select in LHSP Christian Oppor in fifth round (No. 152 overall)

Big, young arm, and another South Side pick as hopeful starter but probable pen

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White Sox select C Calvin Harris in fourth round (No. 116 overall)

The White Sox organization clearly loves Ole Miss

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White Sox select RHSP Seth Keener in third round (No. 84 overall)

The hope is he can develop into a full-time starter, with the safe play filling a bullpen spot

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Sox Populi Podcast 153/Live Podcast 2 — White Sox select ... Jacob González

Tommy Barbee and Malachi Hayes join Brett Ballantini for a live discussion through the first half of 2023’s first round, in session that eventually devolved into support group

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White Sox select RHSP Grant Taylor in second round (No. 51 overall)

Not an active member of the LSU title team this summer, as he was sidelined all year after TJS

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White Sox select SS Jacob González in first round (No. 15 overall)

Established hitter with positional flexibility; if that sounds like a redundant pick in the the middle of the first round, you are correct

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