Kane County resident Noah Schultz of Aurora was drafted in the first round by his hometown team, the Chicago White Sox.  Photo credit:  White Sox Facebook page.
Kane County resident Noah Schultz of Aurora was drafted in the first round by his hometown team, the Chicago White Sox. Photo credit: White Sox Facebook page.

White Sox Draft 18-Year-Old Auroran In First Round

Kane County Connects Staff 7/19/2022 8:00AM

​It's been a whirlwind summer for 18 year-old Noah Schultz of Aurora.

The 6'9", 220-lb. recent high school graduate was selected in the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft by his hometown team, a lifelong dream of his. 

The Chicago White Sox selected the left-handed pitcher No. 26 overall.  Schultz, who was committed to Vanderbilt, said the opportunity to fulfill his dream was something he couldn't say 'no' to.

"I am part of the Chicago White Sox now,"  Schultz said.  "It was a great school to be committed to and everything.  I loved it, but I think this opportunity is something I could not pass up.  I'm excited to see what happens in the future."

It's been more than 20 years since the White Sox selected a high school pitcher in the first round of the MLB Draft.  β€‹

"I have a four-seam fastball, a slider and a changeup," Schultz said.  "Those are three pitches that I've been working on and I'm confident in all of them.  I'm excited to see how they can take off and become the best they can in the future."​

SOURCE:  MLB.COM article. 






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