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June 8, 2011

White Sox draft RHP Dakota Freese in the 34th round

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 8, 2011 11:48 am

That’s a cool name!

John Sickels:

Tall and projectable, loose, 6-4, 190, with a Lincecum-style delivery. Quality of stuff is gradually improving, fastball getting into the 90s now. Very little national buzz about him, but I track the Iowa guys pretty closely and he looks interesting to me.

PerfectGame.org has 12 reports. Here are the latest two:

Dakota Freese is a 2011 RHP/ with a 6-4 185 lb. frame from Cedar Rapids, IA who attends Washington [HS]. Long wiry athletic build. Quick loose arm that produced consistent fastball velocity and improved movement with cutting action. Lincecum like delivery with long extended arm action from high 3/4 slot, hides the ball well. Maintained velo throughout, showed solid four pitch mix with a good power slider at 85 and an effective changeup to left handed hitters. Continued to show improved command this spring. Curveball break still inconsistent but flashes good depth and solid downer break. Signed with LSU-Eunice.

PG Grade:  10.0   [?]


Dakota Freese is a 2011 RHP with a 6-4 190 lb. frame from Cedar Rapids, IA who attends Washington HS. Slender athletic build, wiry strength. Consistent full delivery with high leg raise and arched back, very long and extended arm action. Consistent 88-90 mph fastball, saw touch 92 mph the previous week. Fastball very straight. Mixed in 75 mph curveball and upper 70’s change up effectively, curveball has some depth and good shape, maintains arm speed well on change, throws strikes with all pitches. Good mature performance. Signed with Louisiana State-Eunice.PG Grade:  10.0   [?]

PG Grade 10 is “Potential very high draft pick, Top DI in the nation prospect.” Will the Sox sign him?







  1. Sorry White Sox, you struck out with this draft pick. Kid is too stupid for his own good, a bad person, and an average iowa high school pitcher

    Comment by Bryan — June 11, 2011 @ June 11, 2011 11:23 am | Reply

  2. wow thanks bryan for being a dick when u dont even no me. oh and if I’m just an average player y don’t u come play against me? oh and another thing I’m not stupid I’m very smart I just have a learning disability so it takes me longer to do things in school so I don’t things that help me get faster in school. don’t say some thing about me if u can’t say it to my face c that’s very disrespectful and it’s also very childish.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 21, 2011 @ June 21, 2011 11:41 am | Reply

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