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White Sox take CF Jacob May in third round

The White Sox selected Coastal Carolina centerfielder Jacob May with the 91st overall pick in the third round of the draft on Friday. May’s grandfather is former major league slugger Lee May, who is the brother of former Sox Carlos May.

May is a switch-hitter.

The Sox selected junior college shortstop Tim Anderson with the 17th overall pick and Florida high school right-hander Tyler Danish with the 55th pick on Thursday.

May is 5-10, 180 pounds. Here is a synopsis on May from MILB.com’s “Draft Tracker:”

Over the years, Coastal Carolina has produced some solid Draft talent, some going as high as the second round. Whether May, the son of former big leaguer Lee May Jr., goes that early remains to be seen. May is a speedy, switch-hitting leadoff type. He has plus speed to steal bases and to run down balls in center field. The rest of his game still needs to be developed. He has some bat speed, but has to do a better job of making consistent hard contact. With improved jumps and routes, he’ll be an above-average defender, though he can outrun mistakes now. The top-of-the-order and center field skills, not to mention the Major League lineage, will surely have many teams interested.



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