Originally Posted by 34 Inch Stick
find the athletic guy who splits his time as a football player and raw with questionable plate discipline and you have your white sox pick
During last Friday's radio interview with Hahn during the break in the double header, he explained this kind of historic drafting method. His said the Sox had historically allocated very few dollars toward signing draft picks, so they essentially played the lottery with some guys who had high ceilings, but were also high-risk/high-reward (read: lower cost) alternatives. He admitted that not too many of the lottery tickets the Sox purchased were winners.
He also said that we could expect a different drafting style going forward under his revised method of payroll/budgetary allocation, with a greater amount of money earmarked for the draft (and international signings).