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Sale, Konerko and other No. 13 MLB Draft picks

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Sale, Konerko and other No. 13 MLB Draft picks

Two years ago, the White Sox took Chris Sale with the No. 13 pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. So far, that selection looks like the best first-round pick the Sox have made since Alex Fernandez all the way back in 1990.

A quick look at previous No. 13 selections reveals some success stories and duds. A star denotes that the player has made the majors.

2011 (Mets): Brandon Nimmo, OF
2010 (White Sox): Chris Sale, P
2009 (Athletics): Grant Green, SS
2008 (Cardinals): Brett Wallace, 1B
2007 (Indians): Beau Mills, 1B
2006 (Cubs): Tyler Colvin, OF
2005 (Orioles): Brandon Snyder, C
2004 (Expos): Bill Bray, P
2003 (Blue Jays): Aaron Hill, 2B
2002 (Padres): Khalil Greene, SS
2001 (Angels): Casey Kotchman, 1B
2000 (Cardinals): Shaun Boyd, 2B
1999 (Orioles): Mike Paradis, P
1998 (Brewers): J.M. Gold, P
1997 (Brewers): Kyle Peterson, P
1996 (Mets): Robert Stratton, OF
1995 (Twins): Mark Redman, P
1994 (Dodgers): Paul Konerko, C
1993 (Yankees): Matt Drews, P
1992 (Phillies): Chad McConnell, OF
1991 (Indians): Manny Ramirez, OF
1990 (Cardinals): Donovan Osborne, P

As things stand, Konerko (it's always funny to remember he was drafted as a catcher) and Ramirez are clearly the best of this group -- with Hill, Kotchman and Redman all enjoying solid careers.

A few of these other guys -- Osborne, Colvin, Greene -- saw decent time in the majors but never lived up to their hype. Wallace looks to be going down that road, too.

So whoever the Sox take this June, he'll have a few pretty good reference points on the team to live up to in Konerko and Sale.

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.

White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

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White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.

We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below: