With the 76th pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, the Chicago White Sox selected right-handed pitcher Chris Beck from Georgia Southern University. The 6-foot-3 junior opened the season with a solid ranking on Baseball America, but he dropped a bit after an underwhelming spring. According to his MLB.com scouting report, Beck has the potential to develop three MLB pitches that could be average or better. His fastball sits at 92-93 mph and his changeup shows late sink and solid deception. He has the size, arm and stuff to become a top-of-the-rotation guy if he meets his potential.
The White Sox selected outfielder Courtney Hawkins from Carroll High School (TX) with the No. 13 overall pick and first baseman Keon Barnum out of King High School in Florida with the No. 48 overall selection.
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