Thirteen more members of the White Sox ACE program signed letters of intent to play college baseball on Tuesday night.
The White Sox hosted the baker’s dozen, all of who will receive athletic aid at their schools, in a ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday. General manager Rick Hahn, assistant director of player development and scouting Del Matthews and White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago were on hand for the ceremony.
The club’s Amateur City Elite program affords top amateur inner-city baseball players the chance to play against other “highly competitive groups” as part of a traveling team.
More than 72 players have gone on to play college baseball and 11 have been selected in baseball’s amateur draft since the ACE program began in 2007.
This year’s class includes:
* Christian Bland (Purdue University North Central via Harlan High)
* David Calderon (Morehead State University via Lincoln Way North High)
* James Davison (Howard Junior College via Morgan Park High)
* Darius Day (University of Arizona via Simeon High)
* Diontrell Earls (Purdue University North Central via Simeon High)
* Angel Figueroa (Black Hawk College via Bishop Knoll High)
* Justin Freeman (Southern University via Rich Central High)
* Kevin Jones (Northern Illinois University via Portage High)
* Anthony Justiniano (Wabash Valley College via Clemente High)
* Adam Kelly (Illinois Central College via Clemente High)
* Jamal Martin (Alcorn State University via Morgan Park High)
* Lavar Reed (Hill Junior College via Morgan Park High)
* Rahman Williams (University of Michigan via Mt. Verde Academy)