James McDonald, shortstop from Scottsdale Chaparral High School, already has decided he will play for Arizona State rather than sign with the Chicago White Sox.
McDonald was an 11th-round pick but, his father Jimmy McDonald said, has a “powerful desire” to be a Sun Devil.
My previous post on McDonald is inside:White Sox trying to sign 11th round pick SS James McDonald
It’s rare that the Sox draft a high school middle infielder as high as the 11th round, but they’re making a serious effort to sign Chaparral (Ariz.) shortstop James McDonald. McDonald said that he’s not sure whether to start his professional career or fulfill a scholarship offer from Arizona State. “I’m weighing a few things right now,” McDonald said. McDonald recently graduated from the same school that produced Paul Konerko.
McDonald, a 6’0”/175 lbs. senior, went to the same high school Kenny Williams’ sons, Kyle and Terry, went.
Here are McDonald’s stats: