47) White Sox (for J.J. Putz): Sean Gilmartin, LHP, Florida State: The White Sox are tough to predict. I had fireballer J.R. Graham here last time but he sounds like a second or third round pick now. The Sox had good luck with a college lefty from Florida last year, so let’s try that again.
Gilmartin is a four pitch lefty who figures to be drafted by the end of the second round this year. He throws his fastball in the low 90′s (89-92). He also throws a curve, slider, and change. Gilmartin’s slider is an improving pitch that he is using more often. His change is also a solid offering. He mixes his pitches well and has a good feel for pitching overall.
47) White Sox (for J.J. Putz): J.R. Graham, RHP, Santa Clara. The White Sox are always tough to read and the farm system needs everything. Graham could go a lot higher than this.
Even with his slight frame, Graham has one of the most-electric arms in this year’s draft class. His fastball reached 97-98 mph this spring as a matter of routine, and often peaked out at 100. …. During the summer in the Northwoods League, Graham focused on pitching and earned strong reviews for his quick arm and ability to pound the strike zone with easy 92-94 mph velocity. By this spring, Graham had jacked up his velocity another 4-5 mph. Though he also has a quality slider and changeup, giving him the three pitches he would need to work as a starter, Graham’s startling performance this spring in an end-of-game role, where he has been able to air out his fastball almost exclusively, has left little doubt in the minds of scouts that his future role is at the back end of the bullpen.
Youtube has a lot of videos of JR Graham too.100 mph! Kenny’s phone is going nuts!