With the 2013 MLB draft right around the corner and the Chicago White Sox having the 17th selection, it will be GM Rick Hahn’s first draft calling the shots. With the White Sox farm system considered to be one of baseball’s worst, this is a huge opportunity for Hahn to add talent.
Hunter Renfroe, OF, Mississippi State
Renfroe brings something that is becoming extinct in major league baseball and that’s right handed power. He also has a plus arm that would adapt well to playing a high level right field at the major league level. Renfroe developed late in his career as a Bulldog but has the skill set of a very good player at the big league level.
Dominic Smith, 1B, Serra High School
Pound for pound, Smith could be the purest high school bat in this draft. The only issue with this young talented player is that sometimes the game comes too easy for him. But if you want a corner infielder with big power, then Smith is that guy.
J.P. Crawford, SS, Lakewood High School
Talented young middle infielders are hard to come by, so this outstanding prospect might not be there by the time the White Sox pick at 17. If he is, he would be a great choice with his soft hands and the ability to hit to all fields.
Reese McGuire, C, Kentwood High School
When was the last time the White Sox developed a catcher from their own system? That’s exactly why McGuire could be a great choice when it comes time for the Sox to make their pick. It also helps that McGuire hits with power from the left side and has a great arm behind the plate.
Chris Anderson, P, Jacksonville
If Anderson would fall to the White Sox, he would instantly become their system’s top prospect. The tall lanky right hander brings an upper 90s fastball and outstanding secondary pitches. He projects as top of the rotation starter.