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The Chicago White Sox select Colson Montgomery 22nd overall in the 2021 MLB Draft

The White Sox got their man as they grabbed a shortstop prospect that they had long been connected to.

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With the 22nd pick, the Chicago White Sox select Colson Montgomery a shortstop out of Southridge HS (IN).

The 19-year old is already drawing big league comparisons like Corey Seager. At 6-foot-4, he’s a power hitting lefty with pure athleticism and quick bat-speed. His average arm strength could still keep him in the infield at the next level. He has a high floor with a lot of room to add extra power in the box. He’s also a graded 50 defender, which is an impressive mark for someone his age and experience.

His speed is his one down fall, leaving him at just average for his position. While he isn’t slow per se, it’s not a stretch to say we could see Montgomery at a corner infield position when he gets to the big leagues. Of note, Chicago had been heavily connected to Colson during the entire pre-draft process, so this turns into the rare late-ish pick in mock drafts that turned out to be spot on despite how wild the first round has been.