The White Sox signed second-round draft pick and Wake Forest-product Gavin Sheets on Wednesday afternoon.
The Demon Deacons baseball program’s Twitter account released a photo of Sheets wearing a White Sox hat and posing with a signed contract. The White Sox could make the news about Sheets, who hit 20 home runs for Wake Forest this season, official as soon as Thursday.
Sheets reportedly received an overslot deal worth $2 million, according to BaseballAmerica.com. He was selected No. 49 overall in the 2017 amateur draft, which has a slot value of $1,392,200.
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The club also officially announced earlier Wednesday that it has signed first-round pick Jake Burger to a $3.7 million deal.
Burger and Sheets will both first head to the team’s complex in Glendale, Ariz., but ultimately are expected to start their pro careers at Single-A Kannapolis.
“We got two we were really excited about,” amateur scouting director Nick Hostetler said last week. “Both of them more walks than strikeouts. Both of them home runs in the 20s. Both of them with advanced hitting approaches. We were very excited. We were sweating a few picks. We weren’t sure he would get to us. Contact with the agent finally got him to us, and we were very happy about it.”