• Full name Michael John White
  • Born 09/03/1993 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Alabama
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (63rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2015 (signed for $900,000).
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    White was named Alabama's Mr. Baseball in 2012 and was picked in the 34th round by the Mets. He chose to play for the Crimson Tide instead of signing and has gone on to have a storied career in Tuscaloosa. Scouts look at White as more than the sum of his parts, thanks to his incredible makeup, work ethic and understanding of the game. He has a long track record of performance that dates back to his days with USA Baseball's 18U national team and stretches through two of the premier college leagues' Cape Cod and the SEC. He makes consistent hard contact and controls the strike zone well. Both his power and speed are fringe average, but he gets the most out of both tools. Some scouts are put off by his dead start with his hands in his swing, which mutes his power potential. White has been Alabama's everyday shortstop and the team that drafts him may keep him there to start his professional career. He is likely to eventually slide over to second, however. He's a steady, reliable defender with good enough hands and infield actions to become a solid second baseman. The SEC has some of the nation's best shortstop prospects this year, with Vanderbilt's Dansby Swanson and LSU's Alex Bregman leading the way and Florida's Richie Martin following closely behind. White doesn't share their upside, but he too looks like a future big leaguer.

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