The Chicago White Sox have gone back-to-back pitchers. With the 124th pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, the White Sox selected Brooks Gosswein, a left-handed pitcher from Bradley University.
A Development Project
A true project for the White Sox player-development staff, the 6-foot-2, 205 lb lefty had quite a tumultuous college career. A four-year starter at Bradley, Gosswein showed serious potential early in his senior year, displaying a plus 96 MPH fastball and solid slider before seemingly falling apart and taking some time off. He ultimately turned in a 5.13 ERA with 53 strikeouts and 21 walks in his senior year.
Gosswein has a strong frame and should be able to settle in with a fastball in the 90-93 MPH range consistently. There's no doubt he has the raw skill, but he will need to be developed.
In their draft profile, MLB.com describes Gosswein as follows.
"Gosswein looked like a top-three-round pick when he hit 96 mph and featured a solid slider when he blanked Ball for seven innings in his first start of 2021, but then gave up 15 runs in his next 5 2/3 innings over three outings and barely pitched for a month. He excelled in three April starts before struggled throughout May, and he's an enigma with upside."
- MLB.com Draft Profile - Brooks Gosswein
Gosswein also showcased his own stuff via Twitter.
The projected slot value for Gosswein at number 124 is currently $460.0k.