Walker would seemingly have a soft spot in White Sox GM Ken Williams’ heart, as a former standout football player at Judge Memorial High in Salt Lake City. A cornerback, Walker picked off 11 passes for the Bulldogs.
He was a two-sport athlete at Judge Memorial High School, intercepting 11 passes as a senior cornerback in football. A baseball comp Laumann has cited for Walker is Devon White, not coincidentally now a minor-league roving instructor for the White Sox.
Walker’s selection marks the ninth straight draft in which the White Sox have selected a collegiate player with their first pick. The outfielder was recommended by Chisox scouts John Kazanas and Derek Valenzuela.
Other White Sox links: J.J. comes up with a plan to keep Jake Peavy healthy, James recaps the weekend, and Brett Ballantini looks back on the 1977 South Side Hitmen and updates his most and least valuable White Sox players calculations. And the White Sox will host the Double Duty classic on June 29 (1:05 pm CT) at the Cell and tickets are free.