Every Rule 5 Draft pick in White Sox history

December 12th, 2020

CHICAGO -- The White Sox added right-handed pitcher Martin Carrasco from the Padres with the 18th pick of the Triple-A phase of the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, concluding the virtual Winter Meetings.

Carrasco, 21, recorded 90 strikeouts over 102 1/3 Minor League innings, having not pitched in 2020 and having never pitched above Northwest League Class A Short-Season competition. The White Sox did not lose or add any players in the Major League phase, although they did lose right-handed pitcher A.J. Puckett to the Braves in the Triple-A phase.

Even without an addition on Thursday, the White Sox have made a number of moves over the years in the Rule 5 Draft. Here’s a look at their selections dating back to 1970.

2018: Blue Jays RHP Jordan Romano
Traded to the Rangers for cash considerations.

2017: Phillies OF Carlos Tocci
Traded to the Rangers for cash considerations.

2016: A's RHP Dylan Covey
The White Sox were able to take an early-stage rebuild chance on this former first-round Draft pick of the Brewers, despite Covey having thrown in six games at Double-A Midland as his highest level of competition before reaching the Majors. Covey finished 0-7 with a 7.71 ERA in 2017 and had a 6-29 record with a 6.54 ERA during three years with the White Sox.

2013: Nationals C Adrian Nieto
Nieto jumped from Class A Advanced baseball in 2013 with the Nationals to the '14 White Sox big league roster. The switch-hitter batted .236 with two home runs and seven RBIs over 48 games during his lone season in the Majors. He played for Double-A Birmingham in ’15, but then he was granted free agency.

2012: Angels INF Angel Sanchez
The right-handed-hitting infielder was signed as a Minor League free agent by the Angels on Oct. 26, 2012, but he was selected by the White Sox shortly thereafter. Sanchez had appeared in 184 big league games with the Astros, Red Sox and Royals prior to the pick, but he played in just one game and had two hitless at-bats for the White Sox.

2003: Marlins RHP Jason Grilli
Grilli saved 33 games with the Pirates as a 2013 All-Star and recorded 79 saves over his 15-year career. But he was one of nine pitchers who tried to fill the White Sox fifth starter’s spot in ’04. Grilli made eight starts with a 7.40 ERA during his one season with Chicago.


1998: Twins RHP J. Walker Chapman
Chapman was returned to the Twins and never pitched for the White Sox.

1998: Braves OF Tyrone Pendergrass
Pendergrass had a six-year career in the Minors, but never played for the White Sox.

1996: Expos RHP Jayson Durocher
Durocher was returned to the Expos and eventually pitched 45 games for the Brewers from 2002-03.

1993: Cardinals OF Allen Battle
Battle was drafted by the White Sox in the 45th round of the 1990 Draft, but he did not sign. He was then returned to the Cardinals after being selected in the Rule 5 Draft and had one big league season each with the Cardinals and A’s.

1990: Expos LHP Brian Harrison
Harrison never played for the White Sox and did not reach the Majors.

1987: Blue Jays INF Santiago Garcia
Garcia played one season for Triple-A Vancouver as part of the White Sox organization in 1988, but he never reached the Majors.

1986: Brewers RHP Bob Gibson
The right-hander was released before the start of the 1987 regular season. He made one scoreless appearance for the Mets that same season.

1985: Pirates 1B/OF Bobby Bonilla
The switch-hitter had not played above Double-A in the Pirates organization before being selected by the White Sox. Bonilla hit .269 with two homers and 26 RBIs in his short stint with the White Sox before being traded back to the Pirates for right-hander Jose DeLeon on July 23 of that same season. Bonilla finished his 16-year-career with 287 homers, 1,173 RBIs and 1,084 runs scored.

1984: Reds RHP Bill Landrum
The White Sox returned Landrum to the Reds. Landrum went on to make 268 Major League appearances with the Reds, Pirates, Expos and Cubs.

1980: Phillies LHP Carlos Arroyo
Arroyo was one of four players lost by the Phillies in the 1980 Rule 5 Draft, including George Bell to the Blue Jays. Arroyo never pitched in the Majors.

1979: Cubs C Bruce Kimm
Kimm was taken by the White Sox in the seventh round of the 1969 Draft, but he was included in a trade to the Angels on Sept. 1, 1972, before he ever reached the Majors. Kimm played 100 games for the White Sox in '80, hitting .243 with 19 RBIs, before his career came to a close. Kimm also coached for the White Sox during Jerry Manuel’s last season as manager in 2003.

1977: Braves 1B Reggie Sanders
Sanders played in 19 Minor League games for the White Sox in 1978. His lone big league experience came in '74 over 26 games with the Tigers.

1973: Red Sox RHP Bill (Carl) Moran
Moran worked 15 games (five starts) for a 1974 White Sox squad that also featured Dick Allen, Bill Melton, Ron Santo, Rich Gossage and Jim Kaat. Moran finished 1-3 with a 4.66 ERA.

1970: Dodgers LHP Alfredo Mariscal
Mariscal posted a 5.16 ERA over 26 games for Triple-A Tucson in 1971 as part of the White Sox organization. The southpaw also had 25 plate appearances in that same season, hitting .217 with two triples and three RBIs.