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June 5, 2012

2012 MLB Draft Day 2 White Sox picks (with videos and scouting reports)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 5, 2012 10:00 pm
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76 Beck, Chris Georgia Southern, GA RHP R/R JR 6’03” 225lbs DOB: 09/04/90 | Full Scouting ReportBeck is a strong right-hander who may not be the first college arm to come off Draft boards, but a strong junior season could have him in the top of the first-round discussion.The Georgia native has the chance to have three pitches that will be Major League average or better. He can run his fastball up to 94 mph, sitting comfortably at 92-93 mph, and he maintains his velocity deep into starts. When he stays on top of his slider, it’s a sharp breaking ball with late tilt. His changeup is above-average with late sink and a lot of deception. He can throw all three pitches for strikes and has a very good feel for pitching.For a guy with his size and stuff — think a Kyle Davies type with more power — he doesn’t always throw like a power arm. His fastball will flatten out at times and his slider isn’t always crisp, but if he would pitch off of his fastball more, he could be even better, a frontline starter with three weapons to choose from.
108 DeMichele, Joey Arizona State, AZ 2B L/R JR 5’11” 190lbs DOB:
02/05/91 | Scouting Video
DeMichele has played second base and third base at Arizona State but has shown solid defense at second. He has good power and has shown that he can consistently drive in runs. He also has solid average speed to go along with good instincts, which should allow him to be a base stealing threat in pro ball.
141 Brennan, Brandon Orange Coast College, CA RHP R/R J2 6’04” 220lbs DOB:
171 Basto, Nick Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL SS R/R HS 6’01” 180lbs DOB:
04/01/94 | Scouting Video
201 Hansen, Kyle St. Johns, NY RHP R/R JR 6’08” 215lbs DOB:
04/20/91 | Full
Scouting Report
In 2005, Craig Hansen was a first-round pick out of St. John’s as a college reliever. Now it’s his younger brother’s turn. Kyle Hansen is a starter right now, but he might follow his big bro as a relief pitcher at the next level. His deceptive delivery allows his solid average to above-average fastball play up. He couples it with a sweeping slider that gets right-handed hitters to chase. He even has a changeup, which could be a Major League average pitch if he begins to use it more. All arms and legs, Hansen’s mechanics can come apart a bit, impacting his command. He pitched effectively out of the pen in the Cape Cod League last summer, and if he harnesses his stuff and delivery, he could have a ton of potential in that role.
231 Barraza, Jose Sunnyside HS, CA C L/R HS 6’01” 220lbs DOB:
261 Isler, Zach Cincinnati, OH RHP R/R JR 6’04” 235lbs DOB:
291 Johnson, Micah Indiana, IN 2B L/R JR 5’11” 200lbs DOB:
Johnson’s season started late because of elbow surgery, and he struggled to find a rhythm at the plate. Before the surgery, he showed plus speed on the basepaths, with the ability to take walks and hit for average. He is also a solid defender at second, with good range.
321 Hardin, Brandon Delta St U, MS RHP R/R SR 6’00” 200lbs DOB:
351 Jaffe, Eric UCLA, CA RHP R/R SO 6’03” 220lbs DOB:
381 Stoner, Zach Boylan Catholic HS, IL 1B L/R HS 6’03” 200lbs DOB:
411 Thompson, Derek John A. Logan College, IL LHP L/L J1 6’02” 170lbs DOB:
441 Bucciferro, Anthony Michigan St U, MI RHP R/R SR 6’03” 215lbs DOB:
471 Guerrero, Jordan Moorpark HS, CA LHP L/L HS 6’03” lbs DOB:

J.J. has scouting reports on all 14 Day 2 draft picks.

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