2021 FutureSox Draft Tracker

It’s almost back to normal for the MLB Draft. Even though this year’s draft is more than last year’s shortened five-round version, there’s are a couple new things. For one, there will be 20 rounds, which is less than the 40 of the past several non-COVID years. The date has shifted with the draft coinciding with the MLB All-Star Game.

We’re still going to cover it as much as possible at FutureSox with our annual Draft Tracker. This will be a one-stop shop for info on each White Sox selection. This tracker will be updated with signing bonus information as we get it.

The White Sox have $6,618,600 in bonus pool money to work with. The full list of slot values is available here. The White Sox spent $6,942,000.00 against their bonus pool. That includes an overage of $323,400.00. The club will pay a 75% overage tax on that additional 5% which equates to $242,550.00. They’re spending another $1,145,000.00 on day three.

Spending total on the 2021 Draft: $8,329,550.

Click on a player for more information on the pick.

1 (22): Colson Montgomery, SS, Bats: Left, Throws: Right, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Southridge HS (Ind.)

Slot value: $3,027,000

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: Slot Value ($3,027,000.00)
  • Assigned: Arizona Complex League
  • Signing Scout: Justin Wechsler

Montgomery is the first high school first-round pick for the White Sox since Courtney Hawkins in 2012. He had been connected to the White Sox for a long time, but it was a matter of whether or not he would fall to them at pick No. 22.

He is a tall shortstop who has drawn comparisons to Corey Seager. Both are 6-foot-4 and play the same position, but the comparison really only works defensively. He is a solid defender, but could have enough power to move to third if needed.

Seager is a solid all-around player who plays a premium position, but doesn’t have any plus-plus tools, although he could develop more power. He uses the whole field well with his left-handed swing.

Read more about Montgomery with our pre-draft profile of him.

2 (57): Wes Kath, 3B, Bats: Left, Throws: Right, 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Desert Mountain High School (AZ)

Slot value: $1,243,600

  • Status: Signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $1,800,000.00
  • Assigned: Arizona Complex League
  • Signing Scout:

Read more about Kath with our pre-draft profile of him.

3 (94): Sean Burke, RHP, Bats: Right, Throws: Right, 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, University of Maryland

Slot value: $618,200

  • Status: Signed-indicated to FutureSox
  • Bonus: $900,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout: John Stott

4 (124): Brooks Gosswein, LHP, 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Bradley University

Slot value: $460,000

  • Status: Signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $200,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout: JJ Lally

5 (155): Tanner McDougal, RHP, 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, Silverado High School (NV)

Slot value: $340,000

  • Status: Signed- per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $850,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

6 (185): Taylor Broadway, RHP, 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, University of Mississippi

Slot value: $261,600

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $30,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

7 (215): Theo Denlinger, RHP, 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, Bradley University

Slot value: $204,800

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $10,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

8 (245): Fraser Ellard, LHP, 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, Liberty University

Slot value: $167,800

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $20,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

9 (275): Gil Luna, LHP, 5-foot-10, 173 pounds, University of Arizona

Slot value: $152,000

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $10,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout: John Kazanas

10 (305): Tommy Sommer, LHP, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Indiana University

Slot value: $143,600

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $20,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

11 (335): Christian Edwards, RHP, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Jacksonville State University

  • Status: Signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $150,00.00 ($25K against pool)
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

12 (365): Johnny Ray, RHP, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Texas Christian University

  • Status: Signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $150,000.00 ($25K against pool)
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

13 (395): Colby Smelley, C, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, Shelton State Community College

  • Status: Signed (Indicated to FutureSox)
  • Bonus: $125,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

14 (425): Noah Owen, RHP, 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Golden West College

  • Status: Signed-told FutureSox
  • Bonus: $125,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout: Mike Baker

15 (455): Cameron Butler, OF, 6-foot, 185 pounds, Big Valley Christian High School (CA)

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $150,000.00 (Over-slot; $25K counts toward pool)
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

16 (485): Terrell Tatum, OF, 6-foot, 170 pounds, North Carolina State University

  • Status: Signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $125,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

17 (515): Jayson Gonzalez, 3B, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Vanderbilt University

  • Status: Signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $125,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

18 (545): Adam Hackenberg, C, 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Clemson University

  • Status: Indicated to FutureSox that he will sign; signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $125,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout: Kevin Burrell

19 (575): Shawn Goosenberg, SS, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Northwestern University

  • Status: Signed per Jim Callis of MLB.com
  • Bonus: $125,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout:

20 (605): Haylen Green LHP, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Texas Christian University

  • Status: Signed
  • Bonus: $20,000.00
  • Assigned:
  • Signing Scout: Ryan Dorsey



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