White Sox take versatile infielder Shryock at No. 363

White Sox take versatile infielder Shryock at No. 363

White Sox take versatile infielder Shryock at No. 363

The White Sox took just their fourth position player of the First-Year Player Draft in the 12th round on Saturday. Cal-State Bakersfield shortstop Tyler Shryock was named WAC player of the year this season after he batted .362 in conference play and led all players with 42 hits. He also earned First Team all-WAC honors.

The junior from Tehachapi, Calif., batted .357, posted a .413 on base percentage and knocked in 28 runs on the season. His team-high 89 hits helped Cal-Bakersfield finish first in the WAC.

Chicago will be getting a versatile middle infielder that bats from the left side of the plate. He steadily improved in each of his three seasons in school, and should only build on his impressive offensive numbers.

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