White Sox agree to terms with top 11 Draft selections

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with each of their 11 selections in the first 10 rounds of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and 28 of their 41 picks overall.

In addition to first-rounder Courtney Hawkins, the Sox have agreed to terms with sixth-rounder Kyle Hansen, a right-handed pitcher from St. John’s Univserity, and seventh-rounder Jose Barraza, a catcher from Sunnyside High School in Fresno, Calif.  The Sox also have signed catcher/first baseman Zach Stoner, their 12th-round selection from Rockford (Ill.) Boylan Catholic High School.

The following is a list of the 2012 draft selections who have agreed to terms with the Sox, and their minor-league assignments:

Round      Player                             Pos.       Age     Ht.       Wt.       School (Hometown)                                                        Club

      1          Courtney Hawkins             OF         18       6-3       220       Mary Carroll High School (Corpus Christi, Texas)                 Bristol

     1A         Keon Barnum                    1B          19       6-4       230       King High School (Temple Terrace, Fla.)                              Bristol

      2          Chris Beck                       RHP       21       6-3       225       Georgia Southern University (Jefferson, Ga.)                       Great Falls

      3          Joey DeMichele                2B          21       5-11     190       Arizona State University (Phoenix, Ariz.)                              Bristol

      4          Brandon Brennan               RHP       20       6-4       220       Orange Coast College (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)             Great Falls

      5          Nick Basto                       SS          18       6-2       200       Archbishop McCarthy High School (Davie, Fla.)                   Bristol

      6          Kyle Hansen                     RHP       21       6-8       210       St. John’s University (Glen Cove, N.Y.)                              Bristol         

      7          Jose Barraza                    C           17       6-2       210       Sunnyside High School (Fresno, Calif.)                               Bristol

      8          Zach Isler                        RHP       21       6-5       235       University of Cincinnati (Union, Ky.)                                   Great Falls

      9          Micah Johnson                 2B          21       6-0       200       Indiana University (Indianapolis, Ind.)                                  Great Falls

     10         Brandon Hardin                 RHP       22       6-1       200       Delta State University (Pinckneyville, Ill.)                            Great Falls

     12         Zach Stoner                     C/1B       18       6-3       200       Boylan Catholic High School (Rockford, Ill.)                         Bristol

     14         Anthony Bucciferro            RHP       22       6-3       200       Michigan State University (Joliet, Ill.)                                  Bristol

     16         Abe Ruiz                          1B          22       6-3       225       Arizona State University (Pacific Grove, Calif.)                     Great Falls

     18         Thomas McCarthy             3B          21       6-3       205       University of Kentucky (Corvallis, Ore.)                               Great Falls

     19         Alex Williams                    1B          22       6-6       255       Louisiana Tech University (Effie, La.)                                  Bristol

     20         Zachary Voight                 SS          21       6-0       190       New Mexico State University (Denton, Texas)                     Great Falls

     21         Adam Lopez                     RHP       22       6-5       220       Virginia Military Institute (Fredericksburg Va.)                       Bristol

     22         Cory McGinnis                  RHP       22       6-1       195       Auburn University at Montgomery (Allison Park, Pa.)             Great Falls

     23         Kale Kiser                        OF         22       5-10     185       University of Nebraska (Plano, Texas)                                Bristol

     24         Eric Grabe                        2B          22       5-11     195       University of Tampa (Ocala, Fla.)                                       Bristol

     25         Storm Throne                    RHP       21       6-7       230       Morningside College (Sergeant Bluff, Iowa)                          Bristol

     26         Zachary Toney                  LHP        23       6-3       230       Austin Peay State University (Biloxi, Miss.)                         Great Falls

     27         Zachary Fisher                 C           20       6-2       195       New Mexico State University (Fontana, Calif.)                     Great Falls

     28         James Hudelson               RHP       22       6-4       200       Delta State University (Columbia, Mo.)                               Bristol

     30         Jake Brown                      SS          22       5-11     185       Kansas State University (Russell, Kan.)                              Bristol

     31         William Thompson             3B          22       6-3       210       East Carolina University (Apex, N.C.)                                 Bristol

     32         Steve Nikorak                   3B          22       6-2       215       Temple University (Lakewood, N.J.)                                   Bristol