White Sox announce 2016 Draft signings

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with nine of their Top 10 selections from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, including one of their two first-round picks, right-handed pitcher Zack Burdi (26th overall).

Burdi, 21, went 1-3 with a 3.30 ERA (11 ER/30.0 IP), 47 strikeouts and 11 saves over 27 appearances with the University of Louisville. He helped lead the Cardinals, who finished atop the Atlantic Coast Conference, to a 50-12 overall record and a 22-8 record in the ACC.

The White Sox other first-round selection, catcher Zack Collins (10th overall) from the University of Miami (Fla.), is currently participating in the College World Series. The Hurricanes begin the opening round tonight against the University of Arizona with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Advance Rookie Great Falls opened their season yesterday while the Arizona Rookie League White Sox look to defend their 2015 Arizona League championship beginning June 20.

Chicago agreed to terms with 26 of its 41 draft picks. The following is a list of the 2016 draft selections who have signed with the organization:

Round   Name                            Pos.       Age      Ht.       Wt. School (Hometown)                         

   1A       Zack Burdi                     RHP      21       6-3      215 University of Louisville (Downers Grove, Ill.)

     2       Alec Hansen                  RHP      21       6-8      245 University of Oklahoma (Madison, Colo.)

     3       Alexander Call                  OF      21     5-11      190 Ball State University (Burnsville, Minn.)

     4       Jameson Fisher               OF      22       6-2      200 Southeastern Louisiana University (Baton Rouge, La.)

     5       Jimmy Lambert              RHP      21       6-3      170 Fresno State University (Arcadia, Calif.)

     6       Luis Curbelo                     SS      18       6-2      200 Cocoa High School (Carolina, P.R.)

     7       Bernardo Flores             LHP      20       6-4      190 University of Southern California (Pomona, Calif.)

     8       Nathan Nolan                     C      21       6-1      215 St. Mary's College of California (Reno, Nev.)

     9       Max Dutto                        SS      22       6-0      205 Menlo College (San Ramon, Calif.)

   11       Ian Hamilton                  RHP      20       6-0      195 Washington State University (Dover, N.H.)

   12       Mitch Roman                    SS      21       6-0      180 Wright State University (Fishers, Ind.)

   13       Michael Hickman                C      19       6-0      215 Chipola College (Anaheim, Calif.)

   15       Jake Elliott                     RHP      21       6-7      230 University of Oklahoma (Pinehurst, N.C.)

   16       Ben Wright                    RHP      21       6-0      190 University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Ventura, Calif.)

   17       Brad Haymes                 RHP      22       6-3      210 Gardner-Webb University (Danville, Va.)

   18       Lane Hobbs                   RHP      21       6-5      235 Concordia (Texas) University (Austin, Texas)

   19       Anthony Villa                    1B      22       6-3      220 St. Mary's College of California (San Ramon, Calif.)

   20       Matthew Foster              RHP      21       6-0      195 University of Alabama (Opelika, Ala.)

   21       Michael Horejsei             LHP      23     5-10      195 Ohio State University (Parma, Ohio)

   22       Joel Booker                      OF      22       6-0      200 University of Iowa (Columbus, N.C.)

   23       Samuel Dexter                 SS      22     5-11      185 University of Southern Maine (Waterville, Maine)

   24       Brady Conlan                    3B      22       6-1      215 Cal State U-Dominguez Hills (Northridge, Calif.)

   28       Aaron Schnurbusch          OF      22       6-5      235 University of Pittsburgh (St. Louis, Mo.)

   30       Pat Cashman                 RHP      23       6-0      185 Southeastern Louisiana University (Winfield, Ill.)

   32       Sean Renzi                    RHP      23       6-3      245 Central Michigan University (Joliet, Ill.)

   33       Ryan Boelter                  LHP      22       6-2      240 Gardner-Webb University (South St. Paul, Minn.)