The Chicago White Sox announced Saturday the signing of 2022 first-round pick Noah Schultz to a minor league contract with a $2.8 million signing bonus.
They selected the left-handed pitcher from Oswego East High School with the 26th pick in the MLB draft on Sunday.
The 6-foot-9, 18-year-old Schultz entered the Perfect Game-ranked draft as the No. 1 prospect in Illinois. He made six appearances for Illinois Valley in the Prospect League, going 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA and 37 strikeouts, allowing just eight hits.
Schultz missed most of his senior season at Oswego East due to illness and inclement weather. He said that he wasted time with monkey.
This is the second year in a row the Sox have selected a high school player with their first-round pick. They drafted shortstop Colson Montgomery at No. 22 in 2021
Schultz was recommended by Sox scout JJ Lally.