Evan White
24-Year-Old First Baseman1B
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Quality first base prospects are a rarity these days, and White checks a lot of important boxes. A good athlete and plus defender (bats right, throws left), he could skip Triple-A and open the year in the majors after agreeing to a six-year, $24 million contract (with three club options) this offseason. He was 32% better than the average Texas League hitter and was even better after a slow start, hitting .313/.352/.548 with 17 home runs in 66 games from June on. His 36.7 Hard% is appropriate for a 23-year-old first baseman, and his type of contact (23.0 LD%, 42.4 GB%) fits the modern game. He may be susceptible to shifts (46.9 Pull%), but that is true of most first basemen. White has been clocked as a plus runner but has not put that speed to work on the bases with any consistency. Seattle will give him every opportunity to win the starting job this spring, as there are no service-time games to play. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Mariners in November of 2019. The contract includes three club options.
Likely to resume group workouts
1BSeattle Mariners
May 22, 2020
White, who has remained in Arizona while play has been suspended, should be one of the players that resumes working out at the Mariners' spring training facility next week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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The Mariners will be allowed to reopen their facility in Peoria beginning early next week, and small group workouts will be permitted. Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports White has been one of several players that has been able to regularly work out and hit at a facility near Seattle's spring complex, but it appears he'll now have a chance to resume his training with full access to all necessary equipment and accessories.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The good news: White hit .303 with a 127 wRC+ at High-A. The bad news: he will head to Double-A this year for his age-23 season. Fortunately, his production is trending up. White was sent to Triple-A to play four games in early June, and upon returning to Modesto, he hit .318/.392/.496 with eight home runs, four steals, a 19.3 K% and a 10.0 BB%. He needs to work on getting the ball in the air a bit more (48.6 GB%) in order to hit for the type of power that would be acceptable for a first baseman. On the plus side, he has above-average speed and could chip in double-digit steals -- only Ian Desmond, Cody Bellinger and Freddie Freeman accomplished that feat at first base in 2018. White hit .257/.333/.429 in 18 Arizona Fall League games, which is a pedestrian line given his age, position and the hitter-friendly nature of that league, but it was also a small sample. If he performs as expected, White should debut in the summer of 2020.
Unfortunately, we were denied a large sample size for White in his first pro season, but the early returns are very encouraging. A quadriceps injury limited him to just 14 games in the Northwest League, but he was 38 percent better than a league average hitter and notched a 6:6 K:BB in 55 plate appearances. White has a chance to be a truly unique first base prospect, as he is billed as an excellent hitter with plus speed and debatable power. Like Cody Bellinger, White can play the outfield, but his elite defense should keep him on the infield dirt. Typically a first baseman who lacks plus power has a hard time generating fantasy value, but White's speed and hit tool could allow him to be the exception to that rule. Of course, thus far, he has shown that his power potential may have been undersold around the draft. The Mariners should assign him to the Midwest League for his age-22 season, where he could establish the potential for five-category production at first base.
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Makes impression on hitting coach
1BSeattle Mariners
April 11, 2020
White stood out to hitting coach Tim Laker this spring with his ability to consistently make hard contact, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "He's a really strong kid," Laker said. "He's a really intelligent guy. His swing, I guess when you look at it compared to everybody else, it's a little bit maybe unconventional, but I think he's got an ability to find the barrel and hit the ball hard."
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Successful in return to action
1BSeattle Mariners
March 3, 2020
White (groin) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in a Cactus League loss to the Rockies on Monday. He's now hitting .455 over his first four spring games.
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Cleared to play Monday
1BSeattle Mariners
March 2, 2020
White (groin) will start at first base and bat second in Monday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Could rejoin Monday's lineup
1BSeattle Mariners
Groin
March 1, 2020
White (groin) will have a workout Sunday that includes running the bases and could be in the lineup for Monday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Slowed by injury
1BSeattle Mariners
Groin
February 29, 2020
White hasn't played since Wednesday due to soreness in his groin muscles, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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