The 2021 MLB Draft continues on as young players see all of their hard work pay off with one phone call. Below is a look at rounds six through ten for the Chicago White Sox. It was a set of rounds that were taken over by pitching prospects.
If you missed any of the team’s picks from the first five rounds, check those out here.
Round 6, Pick 185: Taylor Broadway
Broadway is a 5-foot-11 right-handed pitcher out of Ole Miss. He set a single-season program record with 16 saves in his senior season and compiled 66 strikeouts in just over 40 innings of work. His control is noticeable as he walked just nine batters in his final SEC season. A Cypress, Texas native, Broadway played the infield in high school on top of toeing the rubber. He’s also the son of professional bowler Danny Broadway.
Round 7, Pick 215: Theo Denlinger
Denlinger is a 6-foot-3, 240 lb right-hander who was picked out of Bradley University. He spent his first years of higher education at Madison College in his home state of Wisconsin. Denlinger is a back-end bullpen arm who settled in quickly with Bradley. He kept his opponents’ batting average under .200 in his first bit of MVC action while averaging just over nine strikeouts per nine innings. His high school days in Cuba City, Wisconsin featured 12 varsity letters; four each from baseball, football, and basketball. He also threw four no-hitters, two of them being perfect games.
Round 8, Pick 245: Fraser Ellard
Ellard was drafted out of Liberty University as a left-handed bullpen arm. His 6-foot-4 frame gives a tall look to hitters and was a variable that helped Ellard strikeout 63 hitters in just over 44 innings in 2021. The Georgia native appeared in 26 games last season and earned seven saves with an ERA in the mid three’s.
Round 9, Pick 275: Gil Luna
Luna is a left-handed-pitching product out of the University of Arizona. Standing at 5-foot-10 and weighing 173 lbs, Luna has room to grow as his baseball resume does. As a freshman with the Wildcats, he led the team in appearances out of the bullpen, and in 2021, he sported an impressive ERA under 2.00. Luna also spent time during the summer of 2019 in the West Coast League with the Bend Elks, where he was named an All Star.
Round 10, Pick 305: Tommy Sommer
Sommer is a 6-foot-4 left-handed pitcher out of Indiana University. He earned multiple Academic Big Ten Honors during his time as a Hoosier and was named Conference Pitcher of the Week in early March of 2021. Another hurler who has kept his opponents’ average under .200, Sommer was a top-50 prospect nationally out of high school and a top-three name out of the state of Indiana during his play at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana.
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