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Montgomery is first high school player chosen by White Sox in first round since 2012

The White Sox announced the signing of first-round draft choice Colson Montgomery, a left-handed hitting high school shortstop from Southridge (Huntingburg, Ind.) High School.

Selected 22nd overall, the 6-4, 190-pounder was the first high school player selected by the White Sox in the first round since the 2012 draft.

A three-sport star, Montgomery had designs on playing baseball and basketball at Indiana but instead signed for a $3.027 million bonus.

Montgomery, 19, batted .338 with seven homers, nine doubles, 23 RBI and 41 runs scored during his senior season, leading the Raiders to the IHSAA Class 3A state championship in 2021. He was an All-America Second Team selection by Baseball America and MaxPreps.

Montgomery is the first shortstop taken by the Sox since Tim Anderson in 2013. Twelve of the 26 players on the Sox’ active roster came through the farm system, including first-round picks Anderson, left-hander Carlos Rodon (‘14), catcher Zack Collins (‘16), third baseman Jake Burger (‘17), left fielder Andrew Vaughn (‘19) and left-hander Garrett Crochet (‘20). First baseman-outfielder Gavin Sheets was picked in the second round in 2016.

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