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2008 Chicago White Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:2007 / 2008 / 2009

Drafted Players

Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
2008188White SoxGordon Beckham (minors)SS6.2765266363.245.6814YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
20083869White SoxBrent Morel (minors)3B0.521765513.226.6004YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
200841208White SoxDrew O'Neil (minors)RHP4YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
200851508White SoxDaniel Hudson (minors)RHP5.3651051.229.5736528183.751.2104YrOld Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
200861808White SoxKenneth Williams (minors)OF4YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
200872108White SoxJordan Danks (minors)OF-0.31803448.227.6294YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
200882408White SoxKevin Dubler (minors)C4YrIllinois State University (Normal, IL)
200892708White SoxRyan Strauss (minors)OF4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
2008103008White SoxStephen Sauer (minors)RHP4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
2008113308White SoxCharles Leesman (minors)LHP-0.69009019.002.3304YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
2008123608White SoxSteven Upchurch (minors)RHPHSFaith Academy (Mobile, AL)
2008133908White SoxDexter Carter (minors)RHP4YrOld Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
2008144208White SoxJorden Merry (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
2008154508White SoxTyler Kuhn (minors)SS4YrWest Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
2008164808White SoxBrett Basham (minors)C4YrUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
2008175108White SoxJonathan Weaver (minors)RHPHSEast Leyden HS (Franklin Park, IL)
2008185408White SoxJosh Billeaud (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
2008195708White SoxJustin Kuehn (minors)RHP4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
2008206008White SoxJustin Greene (minors)OF4YrFrancis Marion University (Florence, SC)
2008216308White SoxDrew Garcia (minors)2B4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
2008226608White SoxJose Vargas (minors)3BJCVentura College (Ventura, CA)
2008236908White SoxKyle Long (minors)LHPHSSt. Anne's-Belfield School (Charlotteville, VA)
2008247208White SoxBrett Graffy (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
2008257508White SoxTaylor Thompson (minors)RHP-0.25050010.132.4404YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
2008267808White SoxJorge Castillo (minors)1B4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
2008278108White SoxDoug Thennis (minors)1B4YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
2008288408White SoxBrandon Short (minors)OFJCSt. Johns River Community College (Palatka, FL)
2008298708White SoxRandall Thorpe (minors)OFHSColleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX)
2008309008White SoxKevin Asselin (minors)RHP4YrSonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA)
2008319308White SoxJames McCann (minors)C-0.19120.250.583HSDos Pueblos HS (Goleta, CA)
2008329608White SoxConcepcion Marrero (minors)2BHSReynoldsburg HS (Reynoldsburg, OH)
2008339908White SoxEddie Young (minors)INFHSChristian HS (El Cajon, CA)
20083410208White SoxMarcus Semien (minors)SS1.2853008.240.673HSSt. Mary's HS (Berkeley, CA)
20083510508White SoxHarold Riggins (minors)1BHSNormal Community West HS (Normal, IL)
20083610808White SoxJordan Keegan (minors)OFHSSilverado HS (Las Vegas, NV)
20083711108White SoxTerry Doyle (minors)RHP4YrBoston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
20083811408White SoxSteve Domecus (minors)C4YrMoorpark College (Moorpark, CA)
20083911708White SoxRusty Shellhorn (minors)LHPHSCentral Valley HS (Spokane Valley, WA)
20084012008White SoxMark Hawkenson (minors)RHPHSRed Mountain HS (Mesa, AZ)
20084112308White SoxMason Radeke (minors)RHPHSSanta Barbara HS (Santa Barbara, CA)
20084212608White SoxSteven Sabatino (minors)LHPHSLockport HS (Lockport, IL)
20084312908White SoxCory Farris (minors)CHSBoone County HS (Florence, KY)
20084413208White SoxC.J. Cron (minors)C-0.37924211.256.739HSMountain Pointe HS (Phoenix, AZ)
20084513498White SoxJulian Kenner (minors)SSHSWhitney-Young HS (Chicago, IL)
20084613778White SoxLee Fischer (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
20084714048White SoxDaniel Hayden (minors)C4YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
20084814318White SoxRicardo Alvarez (minors)2BHSSan Fernando HS (San Fernando, CA)
20084914588White SoxTravis Otto (minors)1BHSWheaton North HS (Wheaton, IL)
20085014858White SoxSteven Florence (minors)SSHSSimeon HS (Chicago, IL)

49 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (18%). Total of 11.7 WAR, or 1.3 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.