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Eli White

Eli White

2B | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 175 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 11, #322, Oakland Athletics) - Clemson
Easley, SC USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 164 143 22 39 3 8 4 .273 .362 .420 .782
Career Minors 1514 1331 205 379 18 124 46 .285 .362 .412 .774
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .273 3 8 4 .782
Career Minors .285 18 124 46 .774

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 2 Teams Minors 65 270 236 31 65 11 1 2 25 26 65 12 3 2 .275 .344 .356 .700
2016 AZL Athletics AZL ROK 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2016 Vermont Lake Monsters NYP A(Short) 64 267 233 31 65 11 1 2 25 26 65 12 3 2 .279 .348 .361 .709
2017 Stockton Ports CAL A(Adv) 115 502 448 71 121 32 6 4 36 41 121 12 5 9 .270 .342 .395 .737
2018 Midland RockHounds TEX AA 130 578 504 81 154 30 8 9 55 62 116 18 9 8 .306 .388 .450 .838
2019 Nashville Sounds PCL AAA 39 164 143 22 39 6 3 3 8 16 44 4 2 4 .273 .362 .420 .782

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

Scouts considered White a quality defensive shortstop with a light bat at Clemson, from where the Athletics drafted him in the 11th round in 2016. He attracted little attention in pro ball before breaking out offensively in 2018, leading the Double-A Texas League in on-base percentage (.388), runs (81), hits (154) and triples (eight) and continuing to perform in the Arizona Fall League. The Rangers acquired him in December along with three pitching prospects from the Rays in a three-team trade that sent Jurickson Profar to Oakland.

White surged at the plate after making a serious of adjustments, giving him a better bat path and allowing him to drive the ball more consistently. A right-handed hitter, he won't be a slugger but he's hitting the ball harder than ever while continuing to use the entire field and tightening his plate discipline. He knows how to use his plus speed to steal and take extra bases.

White's quickness and arm strength allow him to play all over the diamond and make him a solid defender at second base, where he spent the majority of his time in 2018. He's more average at shortstop and also has seen action at third base, center field and right field in pro ball. If he continues to hit like he did last year, he could be an offensive-minded, everyday utilityman in the mold of Chris Taylor.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
03/24/2019 2B Eli White assigned to Nashville Sounds from Frisco RoughRiders.
12/21/2018 Texas Rangers Traded SS Jurickson Profar to Oakland Athletics; Oakland Athletics Traded 2B Eli White and Future Considerations to Texas Rangers; Oakland Athletics Traded RHP Emilio Pagan and Future Considerations to Tampa Bay Rays; Tampa Bay Rays Traded LHP Kyle Bird, LHP Brock Burke and RHP Yoel Espinal to Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers Traded RHP Rollie Lacy to Tampa Bay Rays.
12/21/2018 2B Eli White assigned to Frisco RoughRiders.
08/30/2018 SS Eli White assigned to Mesa Solar Sox.
04/02/2018 2B Eli White assigned to Midland RockHounds from Stockton Ports.
02/23/2018 SS Eli White assigned to Oakland Athletics.
04/05/2017 SS Eli White assigned to Stockton Ports from Vermont Lake Monsters.
06/22/2016 SS Eli White assigned to Vermont Lake Monsters from AZL Athletics.
06/20/2016 SS Eli White assigned to AZL Athletics.
06/14/2016 Oakland Athletics signed SS Eli White.