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Dykstra's senior campaign catches White Sox eye

Dykstra's senior campaign catches White Sox eye

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Dykstra's senior campaign catches White Sox eye

The White Sox selected another right-handed pitcher in the sixth round in Cal State-San Marcos senior James Dykstra. He went 9-4 with a 2.02 ERA in 13 starts this season and was named to the All-Association of Independent Institutions First Team.

Dykstra transferred from LSU after his sophomore year because coaches told him there would be a shortage of playing time and a spot might not open up for him. He had offers from Texas and Alabama but had to choose an NAIA school because of transfer regulations. Dykstra never heard of Cal State-San Marcos before he had to start his search for a home, but he made a connection with pitching coach Pat Hause.

He immediately performed for the Cougars in his junior year, getting named National Association of Independent Institutions Pitcher of the Year in 2012. He thought his junior season might have been enough to warrant a selection in last year's Draft, but the phone never rang.

Dykstra returned to set single-season school records for wins, ERA for pitchers over 30 innings, strikeouts and complete games. After a year of dominating college competition, he'll finally be making the jump to the professional ranks in Chicago's organization.

Ethan Asofsky is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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