Josh Fields, 21, hit .362 (88-243) with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 62 games as a junior last season. The right-handed batter collected 21 doubles and scored 54 runs while leading his team to a 38-24 record and a berth in the NCAA Regionals. He also posted a .465 on-base and .580 slugging percentage.
The native of Stillwater, Okla. was named First-Team All-America by Baseball America prior to the 2004 season and was rated by the same publication as the draft's second-best athlete and third-best power hitter among college players. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder hit .364 (211-579) with 25 home runs and 132 RBI in three seasons at Oklahoma State.
Fields also earned three letters as quarterback of Oklahoma State's football team. He passed for 2,494 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2003 and led the Cowboys to a 9-4 mark. He owns the school record for most career touchdown passes (55) and set a Cotton Bowl record with 307 passing yards vs. the Mississippi on January 2, 2004.
Fields, who was recommended by White Sox scout Alex Slattery, will be assigned to Class A Winston-Salem.
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