All-Time Chicago White Sox Draft

All-Time Chicago White Sox Draft

This article is part of our MLB Observations series.

We continued our Daily Draft series on SiriusXMFantasy on Sunday to draft the All-Time Chicago White Sox team. Joining Todd and I for the draft this time was SiriusXM producer and White Sox super-fan Bennett Karoll, who should have a natural advantage with his encyclopedic knowledge, nay, obsession with the team. Nonetheless, we decided to power through and draft anyhow, and I'm pretty happy with the results.

We're kind hosts, so we gave Bennett first choice in the draft order, and of course he opted to go first, selecting the The Big Hurt, Frank Thomas, because of his HOF career and his cringeworthy Testosterone commercials. Keep in mind that towards the end of his playing career and immediately afterwards, Thomas was one of the louder voices condemning his peers that used PED's. Still, Thomas was the obvious first choice here.

Todd insisted that I decide my draft spot second, so I took the middle slot and drafted second, going with Luke Appling, a HOF shortstop who is significantly better than the next best White Sox shortstop. Todd went old school on the wheel, taking Eddie Collins and Ed Walsh with his first two picks.

You can see the full results here - starting with the overall picks first, then a by-team listing.

1KarollFrank Thomas
1EricksonLuke Appling
1ZolaEddie Collins
2ZolaEd Walsh
2EricksonRobin Ventura
2KarollMinnie Monoso
3KarollShoeless Joe Jackson
3EricksonCarlton Fisk
3ZolaMagglio Ordonez
4ZolaRed Faber
4EricksonPaul Konerko
4KarollHarold Baines
5KarollMark Buehrle
5EricksonDick Allen
5ZolaLuis Aparicio
6ZolaChet Lemon
6EricksonNellie Fox
6KarollWilbur Wood
7KarollChris Sale
7EricksonTed Lyons
7ZolaJose Abreu
8ZolaBill Melton
8EricksonJack McDowell
8KarollEddie Cicotte
9KarollBobby Jenks
9EricksonBobby Thigpen
9ZolaRay Schalk
10ZolaBilly Pierce
10EricksonJose Quintana
10KarollHoyt Wilhelm
11KarollCarlos Lee
11EricksonTim Raines
11ZolaRay Durham
12ZolaGoose Gossage
12EricksonBritt Burns
12KarollA.J. Pierzynski
13KarollAlexei Ramirez
13EricksonJim Kaat
13ZolaLaMarr Hoyt
14ZolaFielder Jones
14EricksonLance Johnson
14KarollOzzie Guillen
15KarollJoe Crede
15EricksonAlbert Belle
15ZolaDoc White

Results By Team:

CA.J. PierzynskiCarlton FiskRay Schalk
1BFrank ThomasPaul KonerkoJose Abreu
2BAlexei RamirezNellie FoxEddie Collins
3BJoe CredeRobin VenturaBill Melton
SSOzzie GuillenLuke ApplingLuis Aparicio
OF1Minnie MonosoDick AllenMagglio Ordonez
OF2Shoeless Joe JacksonTim RainesChet Lemon
OF3Harold BainesLance JohnsonFielder Jones
UTCarlos LeeAlbert BelleRay Durham
P1Mark BuehrleTed LyonsEd Walsh
P2Wilbur WoodJack McDowellRed Faber
P3Chris SaleBobby ThigpenBilly Pierce
P4Eddie CicotteJose QuintanaGoose Gossage
P5Bobby JenksBritt BurnsLaMarr Hoyt
P6Hoyt WilhelmJim KaatDoc White

In most of our team drafts, the outfield runs pretty deep, but the White Sox are the rare exception to that. I actually to fill most of my OF spots, in fact getting two seasons of Albert Belle (one of which was really awesome, the other merely good) with my last pick.

Who won this draft? Who were the players unfairly left out? Let us know in the comments!

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Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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