White Sox sign 27 players from First-Year Player Draft

White Sox sign 27 players from First-Year Player Draft

White Sox sign 27 players from First-Year Player Draft

HOUSTON -- The White Sox announced Saturday that they have agreed to terms with 27 of their 40 selections from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, including each of the top 11 picks.

That list includes shortstop Tim Anderson, who was selected 17th overall, and right-handed pitcher Tyler Danish, taken at No. 55 in the second round. Anderson and Danish both came in at their recommended slot bonus of $2,164,000 for Anderson and $1,001,800 for Danish. The hurler out of Durant High School in Florida already has created quite a buzz around the organization for his soon-to-be-tapped potential.

"Sometimes we break down guys and we try to look at arm action. We try to look at size and all this other stuff," said White Sox director of amateur scouting Doug Laumann. "At some point in time, you say to yourself, 'This kid can flat out pitch.'

"That's how we felt about him. We had a lot of discussions about him. We looked at films. We did everything we could possibly do and finally just said we are going to go with it."

Two additional Draft picks, Danny Hayes (13th round, Oregon State) and Adam Engle (19th round, University of Louisville), are participating in the College World Series.

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