If history really does repeat itself, the White Sox might already be out of luck with the eighth selection in the 2015 MLB Draft.
On Monday, Rick Hahn and the White Sox will have the task of finding the next big piece of the team's puzzle early in the first round.
Last year, the Sox watched NC State hurler Carlos Rodon fall to them at No. 3 and the lefty has already made his way to the majors.
College arms such as Vanderbilt's Carson Fulmer, Missouri State's Jon Harris and UC Santa Barabara's Dillon Tate have been linked to the South Siders in some mock drafts.
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The White Sox already have some experience picking eighth. In 2008, they took Georgia infielder Gordon Beckham, who hasn't become a star that some expected but has carved out a veteran role on the team.
The most notable selection at No. 8 over the past 20 years was the Rockies taking Tennessee first baseman Todd Helton (.316 369 HR) in 1995.
But outside of Helton's potential Hall-of-Fame career, there have been plenty of disappointments.
Casey Weathers (2007), Matt Wheatland (2000) and Bobby Bradley (1999) never made it to the majors. Wade Townsend (2004, 2005) was picked twice at No. 8 but never surfaced outside of the minors and ended up becoming a professional poker player instead.
Guys like Felipe Lopez (1998) and Paul Maholm (2003) found some success at the major-league level but not enough to make a substantial impact.
The jury is still out on guys like Mike Leake (2009) and Drew Stubbs (2006), but the early returns are not promising.
The most frustrating piece of history for that pick could be the players who went just one spot before: Frank Thomas (1989), Prince Fielder (2002), Troy Tulowitzki (2005), Clayton Kershaw (2006) and Matt Harvey (2010), among others.
Maybe some of the most recent No. 8 picks, Francisco Lindor (2011) or Kyle Freeland (2014), can reverse that trend, but for now the pressure is on Hahn to hit again with this year's pick, considering the Sox won't pick again until No. 112.