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Alex White

RHP | BravesATL
Alex White
Name: Alex Bruce White
Born: Aug 29, 1988 in Greenville, N.C. USA
High School: Conley HS, Greenville, N.C.
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career398.13.751.303.376.71
Drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2009 (signed for $2,250,000)
The Dodgers drafted White in the 14th round in 2006 and made a strong run to sign him, but he wound up at North Carolina, spending three seasons in the weekend rotation and emerging as the staff ace as a sophomore. White was electric for the Tar Heels out of the bullpen in the 2008 College World Series, sitting at 96 mph with excellent life on his fastball, and some scouts see him in that role. However, he has shown three plus pitches at times during his career, though not all at once in a somewhat inconsistent junior season. White's arm action varied a bit during the year, starting out a bit high and long in the back, and despite his excellent athleticism this caused him to struggle to command his fastball. The pitch touches the mid-90s and sits in the 91-94 mph range when White starts. His slider, a plus pitch at times, also has lacked consistency, but his split-finger fastball has supplanted it as his best secondary pitch. It has good depth and deception and neutralizes lefthanded hitters. As good as his stuff can be, White's competitiveness and athleticism may be better attributes. With more consistency he could become a front-of-the-rotation starter, though his command may preclude him from being a true big league ace.
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