2012 MLB Draft: White Sox Looking For Impact Over Need

In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, the GM of the Chicago White Sox, Kenny Williams, made it clear that the team would be looking for the best players available in the upcoming draft first, not the players that best fit in the organization:

"What I’ve conveyed to him, first and foremost, is focus on the best player available at that time, the most impactful player at the spot we’re picking," said general manager Ken Williams ... "Sometimes if it’s an even kind of report where both players are just as impactful and there’s not one we sway toward one or another, he’ll ask me what’s our greatest need. So that’s how it works."

The White Sox currently have a farm system ranked among the worst in the MLB and will look to upgrade their system during the June draft.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Chicago White Sox, head over to the White Sox blog South Side Sox. And to learn more about the latest MLB prospect news and ratings, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels. For more general baseball news, check out Baseball Nation.

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