Lucas Harrell

Lucas W. Harrell (born June 3, 1985 in Springfield, Missouri) is a Minor League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. As a shortstop/pitcher, Harrell led Ozark High School to its first state championship in 2004. In the semi-final game at the state championship, Harrell was 2-3 with a double and home run along with pitching Ozark to a 2-1 victory over nationally ranked Sikeston, Missouri. Harrell also played on the Ozark state championship basketball team in 2003. Harrell was drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox in the 4th round (119th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. Harrell began his professional career for the Rookie League Bristol White Sox in 2004. Making 9 starts in 13 appearances, he had a 3-5 record with a 5.59 ERA. In 2005, Harrell advanced to the Single-A Kannapolis Intimidators. He went 7-11 with a 3.65 ERA. His 26 starts and 11 losses led the Intimidators, was tied for 3rd on the team in wins, and was third on the team in strikeouts (85). In 2006, Harrell split the season between the Single-A Winston-Salem Warthogs and the Double-A Birmingham Barons. Making a combined 20 starts, he went 7-4 with a 3.18 ERA. Harrell was also a...
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