2008 Chicago White Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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2008 Chicago White Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
2008188White SoxY$2,600,000Gordon Beckham (minors)SS5.51069340380.237.6674YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
20083869White SoxY$440,000Brent Morel (minors)3B0.722066213.227.6014YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
200841208White SoxY$260,000Drew O'Neil (minors)RHP4YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
200851508White SoxY$180,000Daniel Hudson (minors)RHP8.23551081.222.55752165443.691.22374YrOld Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
200861808White SoxY$150,000Kenneth Williams (minors)OF4YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
200872108White SoxY$525,000Jordan Danks (minors)OF-0.31843488.224.6224YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
200882408White SoxY$105,000Kevin Dubler (minors)C4YrIllinois State University (Normal, IL)
200892708White SoxY$30,000Ryan Strauss (minors)OF4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
2008103008White SoxY$72,500Stephen Sauer (minors)RHP4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
2008113308White SoxYCharles Leesman (minors)LHP-0.700090192.3304YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
2008123608White SoxYSteven Upchurch (minors)RHPHSFaith Academy (Mobile, AL)
2008133908White SoxYDexter Carter (minors)RHP4YrOld Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
2008144208White SoxNJorden Merry (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
2008154508White SoxYTyler Kuhn (minors)SS4YrWest Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
2008164808White SoxNBrett Basham (minors)C4YrUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
2008175108White SoxNJonathan Weaver (minors)RHPHSEast Leyden HS (Franklin Park, IL)
2008185408White SoxYJosh Billeaud (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
2008195708White SoxYJustin Kuehn (minors)RHP4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
2008206008White SoxYJustin Greene (minors)OF4YrFrancis Marion University (Florence, SC)
2008216308White SoxYDrew Garcia (minors)2B4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
2008226608White SoxYJose Vargas (minors)3BJCVentura College (Ventura, CA)
2008236908White SoxNKyle Long (minors)LHPHSSt. Anne's-Belfield School (Charlotteville, VA)
2008247208White SoxYBrett Graffy (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
2008257508White SoxNTaylor Thompson (minors)RHP-0.200050010.132.4404YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
2008267808White SoxYJorge Castillo (minors)1B4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
2008278108White SoxYDoug Thennis (minors)1B4YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
2008288408White SoxYBrandon Short (minors)OFJCSt. Johns River State College (Palatka, FL)
2008298708White SoxNRandall Thorpe (minors)OFHSColleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX)
2008309008White SoxYKevin Asselin (minors)RHP4YrSonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA)
2008319308White SoxNJames McCann (minors)C7.3892295887.240.67020092.000HSDos Pueblos HS (Goleta, CA)
2008329608White SoxNConcepcion Marrero (minors)2BHSReynoldsburg HS (Reynoldsburg, OH)
2008339908White SoxNEddie Young (minors)INFHSChristian HS (El Cajon, CA)
20083410208White SoxNMarcus Semien (minors)SS44.614375630228.257.767HSSt. Mary's College HS (Albany, CA)
20083510508White SoxNHarold Riggins (minors)1BHSNormal Community West HS (Normal, IL)
20083610808White SoxNJordan Keegan (minors)OFHSSilverado HS (Las Vegas, NV)
20083711108White SoxYTerry Doyle (minors)RHP4YrBoston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
20083811408White SoxNSteve Domecus (minors)C4YrMoorpark College (Moorpark, CA)
20083911708White SoxNRusty Shellhorn (minors)LHPHSCentral Valley HS (Spokane Valley, WA)
20084012008White SoxNMark Hawkenson (minors)RHPHSRed Mountain HS (Mesa, AZ)
20084112308White SoxNMason Radeke (minors)RHPHSSanta Barbara HS (Santa Barbara, CA)
20084212608White SoxNSteven Sabatino (minors)LHPHSLockport Township HS (Lockport, IL)
20084312908White SoxNCory Farris (minors)CHSBoone County HS (Florence, KY)
20084413208White SoxNC.J. Cron (minors)C12.410493670187.260.791HSMountain Pointe HS (Phoenix, AZ)
20084513498White SoxNJulian Kenner (minors)SSHSWhitney M. Young HS (Chicago, IL)
20084613778White SoxYLee Fischer (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
20084714048White SoxNDan Hayden (minors)C4YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
20084814318White SoxNRicardo Alvarez (minors)2BHSSan Fernando HS (San Fernando, CA)
20084914588White SoxNTravis Otto (minors)1BHSWheaton North HS (Wheaton, IL)
20085014858White SoxNSteven Florence (minors)SSHSSimeon HS (Chicago, IL)

Other Years: 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

49 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (18%). Total of 77.5 WAR, or 8.6 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

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