White Sox: Former pitcher Daniel Webb dies in ATV accident

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 04: Daniel Webb
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 04: Daniel Webb /

The White Sox organization received some devastating news on Sunday, former pitcher Daniel Webb was tragically killed in an accident.

Coming out of college in 2010, the Toronto Blue Jays drafted Daniel Webb in the 18th round during the amateur draft that season. Never part of any major college program, the Blue Jays knew that they were drafting a prospect who would take time to get to the majors. That proved to be true, but he was eventually brought up to the majors by the Chicago White Sox in 2013.

In six total season in the minor leagues, Webb pitched to the tune of a 4.39 ERA with 12 wins compared to 23 losses. During his four seasons in the with the big league team, Webb pitched 111 total innings, all out of the bullpen in relief. Although he had not been what the White Sox thought he would be when brought, the experiment was far from over, but a Tommy John surgery ended his career after the 2016.

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There will always be a “What if?” question when it comes to Daniel Webb. One thing is for certain, he was never fully given a chance to become a legitimate bullpen piece, as he was constantly being moved between the major league team and the AAA team in his final years with the organization. Maybe he could have been a late bloomer, we have seen plenty of those types of pitches throughout MLB history.

On Sunday, October 15th, Daniel Webb was riding on ATV with his wife and two other friends. All three of the other people who were on the ATV are in the hospital with significant injuries. We should all pray for Daniel Webb and his family, who have been deeply affected by a tragedy. RIP Daniel Webb.