The White Sox hopped back on the saddle for Day 2 of the 2019 MLB Draft with eight picks Tuesday afternoon. The second day of the three-day event covered Rounds 3-10 before Wednesday’s rapid fire conference call for Rounds 11-40.
The action started quickly for the Sox with the third pick – No. 81 overall – in the third round, which they used on California prep pitcher Andrew Dalquist. A round later, they scooped up another prep talent in Mississippi outfielder James Beard.
Those two picks appear to have been strong values for the Sox based on rankings from ESPN’s Keith Law. Dalquist comes in 45th among Law’s rankings, while Beard also squeezes into the top 60. Those are quality talents to land after the 80th pick, although the team will likely need to spend over the slot in order to sign them.
Partially as a result of those decisions, their next several picks were all college seniors who should be more affordable signings. Among those selections are Boston College pitcher Dan Metzdorf and West Virginia catcher Ivan Gonzalez.
The White Sox opened their latest draft by taking the best bat available, Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn, with the No. 3 overall pick. In the second round, they scooped up Texas prep right-hander Matthew Thompson.
2019 MLB Draft, White Sox picks
(Overall selection in parentheses)
Round 1 (3) – Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn
Round 2 (45) – Texas HS right-hander Matthew Thompson
Round 3 (81) – California HS right-hander Andrew Dalquist
Round 4 (110) – Mississippi HS center fielder James Beard
Round 5 (140) – Boston College left-hander Dan Metzdorf
Round 6 (170) – Arizona left-hander Avery Weems
Round 7 (200) – UTSA right-hander Karan Patel
Round 8 (230) – West Virginia catcher Ivan Gonzalez
Round 9 (260) – Campbell right-hander Tyson Messer
Round 10 (290) – Winthrop pitcher Nate Pawelczyk