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Baseball America’s 2013 Draft Report Card

Baseball America has released its 2013 draft report cards with multiple White Sox draftees receiving top honors in various categories. 

Right-hander Tyler Danish, who was selected in the second round by the Sox, was tabbed by the publication as the No. 2 Player Closest to the Majors among high school draftees in 2013.  Danish posted a 1.20 ERA (4 ER/30.0 IP) with 28 strikeouts over 15 games (one start) between Advanced Rookie Bristol and Class A Kannapolis.

The Sox first-round pick (17th overall), Tim Anderson was ranked to have the Third-Best Pro Debut among junior college players, while shortstop Toby Thomas was ranked fifth.  Anderson batted .277 (74-267) with 10 doubles, five triples, a home run, 21 RBI and 24 stolen bases over 68 games with Kannapolis.  Thomas hit .319 (67-210) with 10 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 30 RBI over 51 games with Bristol.

Outfielder Adam Engel, who was drafted in the 19th round, was named the Fourth-Fastest Runner and Fourth-Best Athlete in the draft.  Engel led the Pioneer League with 31 stolen bases, including stealing a season-high three bases on three separate occasions.

Third-round pick, Jacob May was rated by Baseball America to have the Fourth-Most Intriguing Background in the 2013 draft.   May’s father, Lee Jr., is currently serving as the Mariners hitting coordinator, his grandfather, Lee Sr., was a three-time all-star outfielder and his uncle, Carlos, was a two-time all-star and a former first-round pick of the White Sox in 1966.

Below is Baseball America’s 2013 White Sox draft report card:

Best Pure Hitter: Tim Anderson

Best Power Hitter: Trey Michalczewski

Fastest Runner: Adam Engel/Jacob May

Best Defensive Player: Adam Engel

Best Fastball: Brad Goldberg/Thaddius Lowry/ Tyler Danish

Best Secondary Pitch: Tyler Danish

Best Pro Debut: Tim Anderson/Toby Thomas/Adam Engel/Brad Goldberg/Tyler Danish

Best Athlete: Tim Anderson

Most Intriguing Background: Jacob May/James Dykstra/Cody Yount

Closest to the Majors: Tyler Danish/Brad Goldberg

Best Late-Round Pick: Matt Ball