CHICAGO -- There's virtually no chance super-talent Bryce Harper will fall to the White Sox at No. 13 in Monday's first round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
But could Bryan Harper, the older brother of Bryce, wind up as a White Sox selection? The left-handed pitcher, who transferred to the College of Southern Nevada to play with his brother, also figures to be a higher-round selection. The main question is, with all indications showing Scott Boras as an adviser to both Harper brothers, would the White Sox go after a Boras player when they have shied away from such players in the past?
As for Bryce Harper, White Sox director of amateur scouting Doug Laumann watched him play a few times and came away extremely impressed.
"He's just a freak," said Laumann with a laugh. "You hate to have anyone live up to being baseball's LeBron James, but this kid is pretty amazing -- what he's doing at 17 and playing at the JUCO level.
"It's not great baseball, but it's way, way, way better than high school. He was 6-for-6 in one game, with four home runs. I don't care who you are or what level you do it. That's pretty impressive."