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:

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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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