White Sox: Looking back at past No. 3 overall picks

White Sox: Looking back at past No. 3 overall picks
February 5, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The White Sox own the third pick in this June’s amateur draft, the highest they have picked since 1990. Here’s a look at the players selected third overall in the amateur draft for the past 20 seasons and how many Wins Above Replacement they produced in their careers, courtesy of baseball-reference.com.

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YEAR TEAM PLAYER POS WAR
2013 COL Jonathan Gray RHP minors
2012 SEA Mike Zunino C 0.2
2011 ARZ Trevor Bauer RHP -0.5
2010 BAL Manny Machado SS 8.1
2009 SD Donovan Tate OF minors
2008 KC Eric Hosmer 1B 4.9
2007 CHC Josh Vitters 3B -1.2
2006 TB Evan Longoria 3B 36.3
2005 SEA Jeff Clement C -1.2
2004 KC Phil Humber RHP 0.9
2003 DET Kyle Sleeth RHP N/A
2002 CIN Chris Gruler RHP N/A
2001 TB Dewon Brazelton RHP -3.0
2000 CHC Luis Montanez SS -1.2
1999 DET Eric Munson C -1.5
1998 CHC Corey Patterson OF 9.6
1997 LAA Troy Glaus 3B 38.0
1996 STL Braden Looper RHP 8.8
1995 SEA Jose Cruz OF 19.5
1994 SD Dustin Hermanson RHP 11.4