Chicago White Sox: 5 Round 2019 MLB Mock Draft

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Round 2 Pick 45


Chase Strumpf 2B

UCLA Bruins
UCLA Bruins /

(Vinnie Parise)

The White Sox moved Yoan Moncada to third base leaving their options open at 2B long term. They drafted 2B baseman Nick Madrigal in 2018, but if he gets injured, traded, or simply doesn’t pan out, they might want extra options at the position as the years go on. Moncada looks very comfortable at third, so 2B is a point of interest now.

Chase Strumpf is an option for the White Sox in the second round of the MLB Draft. He is slashing .289/.431/.469 for the UCLA Bruins in 2019. His bat and positional need might be something that earns him a second round pick to the White Sox. If he and Madrigal both turned out to be great players, one of them could be moved for pitching or other organizational needs, but it is good to have a plan for the second base position.


Drey Jameson RHP

(Ryan Sikes)

The Sox have several top pitching prospects but guys like Michael Kopech and Dane Dunning have been lost to injuries. At the major league level, Carlos Rodon cannot stay healthy either. It would be smart for them to keep loading up on top pitching talent on Ball State’s Drey Jameson is the perfect pick with the 45th overall pick.

The former two-way player decided to focus just on pitching this past season and he was a strikeout machine. He pitched to a 5-3 record with a 3.05 ERA but recorded 136 strikeouts in 85.2 innings compared to just 29 walks and an opponent’s batting average of just 0.213.