Player: Andrew Dalquist
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6’1 Weight: 175 Age: 20 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: A- Kannapolis
MLB.com Rank: 5th in White Sox System
Drafted: 2019 (3rd Round, 81st Overall by CHW)
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
The White Sox spent $2 million to sign Dalquist after drafting him in the 3rd round of 2019 to get him to sign with the Sox and forgo his commitment to the University of Arizona.
Dalquist isn’t going to blow you away with his fastball reaching up to the mid-90s, but it’s the ability to throw strikes and projectable secondary options that got the scouts’ attention. He controls both of his secondary options well; a mid-70s curveball and a harder thrown slider. He hasn’t thrown his changeup much, but scout’s think that with his delivery, he should be able to develop it. Even if the changeup doesn’t develop, the right mix of his slider and curveball in the right location should be able to keep both righties and lefties off-balanced enough to continue as a starter. Dalquist projects as a 4 or 5 starter in the majors.
Dalquist has struggled at A- Kannapolis so far this year with 1-9 record and 5.66 ERA in 18 starts. The 1-9 record doesn’t look good, but keep in mind Kannapolis is having a terrible season overall: 26-65 record and a -233 run differential! Also, keep in mind this is his first season pitching after high school (he had just 3 innings in Rookie ball in 2019 and obviously missed last season because of COVID). Way too early to be concerned with his results as he just begins to learn how to pitch to professional hitters.
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