White Sox Close To Inking First-Rounder

According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, the White Sox "are expected to agree to terms soon" with first-round draft pick Jared Mitchell.

Mitchell, taken 23rd overall, stole headlines this week when he blasted a three-run homer in the College World Series title game, leading his LSU Tigers past the Texas Longhorns.  Here's what the Tribune had to say about the kid on draft day:

"Mitchell, a 6-foot, 200-pound left-handed hitter, is regarded as one of the best athletes in the draft and played wide receiver for the Tigers' football team.  He is projected as a leadoff hitter.  [As of the June 9 selection], Mitchell [was] batting .325 with 12 doubles, four triples and nine home runs."

He's expected to receive a bonus well over $1MM.  Randal Grichuk, selected 24th overall by the Angels, was handed $1.225MM.  Jiovanni Mier, 21st to the Astros, landed $1.358MM. For an up-to-date list of all first-round signees, check here.

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