13. White Sox – Bryce Brentz (OF) | Middle Tennessee State
Look for the White Sox to look at the college ranks to find their pick. That much we can depend on. Brentz and Kvasnicka top their short list of college bats they would consider in this spot. They have looked at college arms like Wojciechowski and Workman, but they don’t appear to be on Wimmers. High school bats Sale and Nick Castellanos are also apparently not in play. Chicago is one of the biggest believers in Brentz’s bat in the round so I’d look for them to go there with this pick. If they do go the high school route, Yordy Cabrera, who is a hot name all over the round, could get a look here.
MLB Draft Central’s scouting report/video on Brentz:
Hitting ability: Brentz has a short, compact stroke and could become an above-average hitter.
UPDATE: In Pilliere’s previous mock draft, the Sox got:
13. White Sox | Nick Castellanos (3B) | Archbishop McCarthy H.S. (Fla.)
The White Sox have been linked to a number of young bats and some college arms, but they may have their sights set on Castellanos. They’ve seen him perform well of late and have continued to show serious interest. Josh Sale and Bryce Brentz, if he’s available, are also players that could go here.
I think the original buzz [about Castellanos being the target] was wrong, but so hard to tell because obviously no one with CWS would say which it was
BTW, MLB Draft Central’s scouting report/video on Josh Sale:
Hitting ability: Sale has a very quick bat with the potential to be an above-average hitter. He does have some holes in his swing that he’ll have to address.
and Nick Castellanos:
Hitting ability: Castellanos has the offensive skills to be an average hitter in the future.