White Sox Draft Day Recap and Analysis

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The second day of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft saw the Chicago White Sox focus on the state of California; specifically Berkley.

Three of the club’s first 12 picks involved University of California Golden Bears. Starting with:

Erik Johnson, right-handed pitcher taken in the second round out of Cal at pick #80. Johnson is 6-4 record with a 2.94 ERA over 16 starts this season.

Sox scouts refer to him as “a Curt Schilling-type guy.”

Shortstop Marcus Semien was drafted in the sixth round. He has a .272 average with 32 RBIs for the Golden Bears.

Chadd Krist rounds out the Cal troika. Krist, a catcher is hitting .306 and is second on the team with 40 RBIs. He was taken in the 13th round.

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The following is a recap of the Chicago White Sox first 30 selections in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft:

Round    Name                                  Pos.       Age        Ht.        Wt.        School (Hometown)

1A        Keenyn Walker                     OF        20         6-3        190        Central Arizona College (Salt Lake City, Utah)

2        Erik Johnson                     RHP        21         6-4        230        University of California-Berkeley (Los Altos, Calif.)

3        Jeffrey Soptic                     RHP        20         6-6        220        Johnson County Community College (Leawood, Kan.)

4        Kyle McMillen                     RHP        21         6-1        200        Kent State University (North Canton, Ohio)

5        Scott Snodgress                LHP        21         6-6        215        Stanford University (Yucaipa, Calif.)

6        Marcus Semien                     SS        20         6-0        185        University of California-Berkeley (San Francisco, Calif.)

7        Kevan Smith                            C        22         6-4        240        University of Pittsburgh (Cranberry Township, Pa.)

8        Ian Gardeck                       RHP        20         6-2        210        Angelina College (Lake in the Hills, Ill.)

9        Matthew Lane                      LHP        20         6-6        195        Northwest Florida State College (Marietta, Ga.)

10        Ben O’Shea                         LHP        19         6-6        255        Santa Fe College (Reading, Fla.)

11        Blair Walters                       LHP        21         6-0        200        University of Hawaii at Manoa (Oak Park, Calif.)

12        Andrew Virgili                    RHP        21         6-2        205        Lynn University (Tampa, Fla.)

13        Chadd Krist                             C        21       5-11        190        University of California-Berkeley (Petaluma, Calif.)

14        Mark Ginther                         3B        21         6-3        200        Oklahoma State University (Tulsa, Okla.)

15        David Herbek                        SS        22         6-2        182        James Madison University (King George, Va.)

16        Chris Bassitt                       RHP        22         6-5        205        University of Akron (Curtice, Ohio)

17        Collin Kuhn                          OF        22         6-0        200        University of Arkansas (Beaver Dam, Wis.)

18        Bryan Blough                     RHP        21         6-2        200        Kennesaw State University (Newnan, Ga.)

19        Kevin Vance                       RHP        20         6-0        208        University of Connecticut (Solana Beach, Calif.)

20        Martin Medina                       3B        21         6-0        200        Cal State Bakersfield (Ventura, Calif.)

21        Joe De Pinto                          2B        22         6-1        190        University of Southern California (Sunland, Calif.)

22        Blake Drake                        RHP        22         6-7        205        Indiana State University (Louisville, Ky.)

23        Mike Marjama                          C        21         6-2        210        Long Beach State University (Granite Bay, Calif.)

24        Mark Haddow                       OF        23         6-2        215        University of California-Santa Barbara (San Diego, Calif.)

25        Chris Devenski                  RHP        20         6-3        200        Cal State Fullerton (Artesia Calif.)

26        Grant Buckner­                       SS        23         6-2        215        West Virginia University (Elkview, W. Va.)

27        Jake Cose                          RHP        20         6-5        195        San Juaquin Delta Junior College (Stockton, Calif.)

28        Kyle Robinson                      RF        22         6-3        210        University of Arkansas (Boca Raton, Fla.)

29        Dustin Hayes                        CF        19         6-2        180        Walnut Grove High School (Langley, B.C.)

30        Brandon Parrent                 LHP        20         6-3        215        Texas A&M University (Flower Mound, Texas)

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