White Sox Take Tennessee Southpaw Garrett Crochet at No. 11

The Chicago White Sox had one glaring weakness entering tonight’s MLB Draft, and that was left-handed pitching. They were able to address that early by taking Tennessee southpaw Garrett Crochet at No.11.

Tale of the Tape

Age20
D.O.B.June 21, 1999
Height6-6
Weight218
BatsL
ThrowsL
Drafted2017 (34th Round – Milwaukee Brewers)

Scouting Grades

Fastball65
Slider55
Changeup60
Control50
Overall50
Scouting Grades Courtesy of MLB Pipeline

Crochet is six-foot-six, 218-pounds and comes equipped with a upper 90s fastball from the left side. He’s already drawing comparisons to former White Sox ace, Chris Sale, and if you watch the video, they’re warranted in that their deliveries are nearly identical.

Crochet’s fastball sits in the upper 90s and touches 100, while his slider that sits 82-85 have great spin numbers and is extremely tough to pick up for opposing hitters due to Crochet’s lanky frame and delivery. Crochet’s changeup has a plus grade as well, and Vanderbilt’s head coach Tim Corbin said that Crochet’s stuff and delivery made things very difficult for his Commodore’s hitters, a lineup that featured fellow first-rounder Austin Martin.

Crochet could be a fast-riser through the Sox farm, but he also could start out — or end up — as a reliever.


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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of The Dugout. Previous work can be found all over and has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and SI. Dad, husband, son, and brother among other things.

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