Ep. 62: MLB.com's Jim Callis believes White Sox will pounce on best draft class in years
It's a fight to the finish between the White Sox, Phillies and Giants for the top pick in next year's MLB draft. But with the talent in the draft expected to be some of the best in years, how much will it really matter if the White Sox draft first, second or third? Chuck Garfien and Chris Kamka speak with Jim Callis, senior writer for MLB.com and MLBPipeline.com. He says the 2018 draft will be the best since 2011.
Will the White Sox go with a high schooler or a college player? Does Seth Beer fit into their plans? He breaks down the top names and predicts who he thinks the White Sox will draft with their number-one pick. Callis also analyzes key players in the White Sox farm system: Kopech, Jimenez, Burger, Rutherford, Adolfo, Dunning and many more. Then later, Garfien and Kamka talk about what Jose Abreu has meant to the White Sox both on the field and off of it. Kamka shares some incredible statistical data that puts Abreu in a class by himself.