The White Sox spent the 128th overall pick on Matthew Grimes.
Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.
Matt Grimes Position: RHP School: Mill Creek HS State: GA Height: 6’5’’ Weight: 185
Birth Date: 9/4/91 Seiler Rating: 3C1 Commitment: Georgia Tech
Matt Grimes is a tall, projectable right-handed pitcher from Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Georgia, a far northeast suburb of Atlanta. Grimes carries a projectable pro body that makes scouts drool, but he still has a ways to go to reach his potential, which makes him a riskier draft prospect. However, he could explode once he really focuses on pitching at the pro level, though, that doesn’t mean his current stuff isn’t up to snuff. He throws a two-seam and four-seam fastball, the latter sitting 90-92 and touching 95, with room for a tick or two more in the coming years. He could easily gain 30 pounds of muscle, and it will be up to him to transfer that into added velocity with his mechanics, which are about average for a high school pitcher. His two-seamer isn’t as strong as his other fastball offering, but it does get outs in the upper-80s. His breaking ball is a curveball that gets above-average grades for the future. It usually sits 75-78, and he can put some power behind it. If he works hard at it, it could be a plus pitch that would go along with a future plus fastball. He does throw a changeup already, one that gets future average grades, and it usually sits 79-81 with average depth and fade. These three offerings give him mid-rotation potential, which gets the attention of scouts. He could go in the fifth to eighth round range on current talent. However, he might be better off heading to Georgia Tech, so he could possibly become a first round pick in 2013.