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Peyton Pallette selected by Chicago White Sox in 2nd round of MLB Draft

The White Sox drafted the Razorback pitcher with the 62nd overall pick of the draft.
Credit: Arkansas Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Peyton Pallette didn't have to wait past the first day of the MLB Draft to hear his name called.

Pallette was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round with the 62nd overall pick in the draft.

The right hander from Benton, Ark. is the second Razorback selected in this year's draft after Cayden Wallace went to Kansas City with the 49th overall pick. 

Pallette is Arkansas' highest drafted pitcher since 2013 when the Tampa Bay Rays took Ryne Stanek with the 29th overall pick in the first round.

The slot value for pick 62 is $1,158,600.

Pallette missed the 2022 season with Arkansas due to Tommy John surgery in January, but he had already established himself as a high-round draft prospect.

He appeared in 15 games as a sophomore in 2021, starting 11 games and posting a 4.02 ERA in 56 innings. He had 67 strikeouts to just 20 walks and was named to the SEC All-Newcomer team.

Pallette was rated as the No. 43 prospect coming into the draft by MLB.com, and this was part of their scouting report on the Razorback pitcher:

"Pallette draws comparisons to Walker Buehler with his wiry 6-foot-1 build and quality stuff. His quick arm produces fastballs that sit at 93-95 mph and climb as high as 99 with riding action, though they generated a surprisingly low 19 percent swing-and-miss rate last spring. His best pitch is a hammer 78-83 mph curveball with high spin rates and depth that confound both left-handers and right-handers."  

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