White Sox Take Keenyn Walker with their first 2011 MLB Draft Selection

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The Chicago White Sox selected switch-hitting outfielder Keenyn Walker out of Central Arizona Junior College with their first pick (47th overall) in tonight’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Yes, due to previous trades the Sox were without a first round pick in the MLB Amateur player draft- but hey JOHN DANKS WON A GAME!

So it’s more than wash- it’s a positive this D-Day.

Walker, a 20-year-old sophomore, batted .402 (86-214) with 11 doubles, eight triples, four home runs, 50 RBI, 76 runs scored and 65 stolen bases in 63 games with Central Arizona this season.  The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Walker posted a .502 on-base and .584 slugging percentage and was successful on 95.6 percent (65-68) of his stolen-base attempts.

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2011 MLB Mock Draft Final 6-6-11

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The MLB Draft is the least exciting draft of the three major American sports (sorry, hockey), mostly due to the lack of interest surrounding college and amateur baseball and their lack of immediate impact on their given team.

And this draft is a lot less interesting than last year’s because there is no consensus #1, can’t miss super prospect. But then again Bryce Harper so far, hasn’t really looked like that kind of perfect uber prospect.

By Jake McCormick

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2011 MLB Mock Draft Version 1.0 (5-24-11)

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The MLB Draft is the least exciting draft of the three major American sports (sorry, hockey), mostly due to the lack of interest surrounding college and amateur baseball and their lack of immediate impact on their given team.

By Jake McCormick

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