The White Sox selected junior college shortstop Tim Anderson with the 17th pick in the draft on Thursday night. Anderson, from East Central (Miss.) J.C., was the second shortstop taken.
Anderson has very good speed, solid power, and has been compared to Brandon Phillips or a faster version of Orlando Hudson.
High schooler J.P. Crawford was taken by the Phillies with the 16th selection.
"I'm very shocked, so excited. I'm at a loss for words right now,'' Anderson said.
Anderson missed much of his high school baseball because of basketball. He was not drafted after his senior year of high school or after his first year in junior college.
"Dreams do come true, never give up,'' he said.