Tuscaloosa native Tim Anderson went to the Chicago White Sox with the 17th overall pick of the annual draft, marking the third straight year the state has had a player go in the first round.
Anderson, a 2011 Class 6A All-State shortstop at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, played this year with East Central Community College in Mississippi.
The state had the 10th overall pick last year when Oak Mountain High outfielder David Dahl went to the Colorado Rockies. Two years ago, left-handed pitcher Jed Bradley of Georgia Tech went 15th to the Milwaukee Brewers. Bradley graduated from Huntsville High.
Anderson was a national junior college Division II All-American this season. He led the nation with a .495 average and hit 18 doubles and 11 triples and 10 home runs. He was second in the nation with 41 steals and tops with 62 runs scored.