Tyler White

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Tyler White
Tyler White on April 7, 2016.jpg
White with the Houston Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 28
First baseman
Born: (1990-10-29) October 29, 1990 (age 28)
Mooresboro, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 5, 2016, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through July 30, 2019)
Batting average.241
Home runs26
Runs batted in103
Teams

Tyler Brian White (born October 29, 1990) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Houston Astros.

Career[edit]

After graduating from Chase High School in Forest City, North Carolina, White played college baseball at Western Carolina University. In 2013, his senior year, he slashed .363/.423/.661 with 16 home runs and 66 RBIs in 59 games. After the season, he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 33rd round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Houston Astros[edit]

He spent his first professional season with the Gulf Coast Astros, Greeneville Astros and Tri-City ValleyCats. In 2014, he played for the Quad Cities River Bandits and Lancaster JetHawks. White started 2015 with the Corpus Christi Hooks and was later promoted to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[2][3]

The Astros invited White to spring training in 2016, and included him on their Opening Day roster.[4] He collected his first Major League hit off of Chasen Shreve. In his first six Major League games, he hit .556 (10 for 18) with 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 9 RBIs, a .597 on-base percentage and a 1.167 slugging percentage, and was awarded American League Player of the Week. He was sent down to the Fresno Grizzlies on June 17, 2016.[5] He would play 85 games for the Astros in 2016, finishing with a .217 average, 8 home runs, and 28 RBI.

In 2017, White spent most of his time in the Minors, but still played 22 games with the Astros, compiling a .279 batting average, 3 home runs, and 10 RBI. The Astros finished the year with a 101-61 record, and won the 2017 World Series but White was not on the World Series roster.[6]

In 2018, White spent time in Fresno and Houston, serving as first baseman and designated hitter for the Astros. On August 29, 2018, White hit a walk-off home run against the Oakland Athletics. It was also the 81st total walk-off home run of the 2018 MLB season.[7]

On May 7, 2019, in a blowout from the Kansas City Royals, White pitched a scoreless ninth inning, giving up one walk and striking out Chris Owings in the process. On June 5, 2019, White pitched in another blowout loss to the Seattle Mariners. On June 16, 2019, White pitched for the 3rd time on the season against the Toronto Blue Jays in another blowout loss. On June 26, White pitched again in the 9th inning in a blow out loss to the Pittsburg Pirates.

On July 19, 2019, Manager A.J. Hinch announced that White would be designated for assignment.[8] Upon his designation, White was hitting .225 with only 3 home runs in 253 plate appearances.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On July 25, 2019, White was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Andre Scrubb.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julian Ridings, Tyler White Selected in 2013 MLB Draft". catamountsports.com. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ BILL MCDANIELThe Daily Courier (March 20, 2015). "Life on the Farm with White". The Digital Courier. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Fresno Grizzlies". fresnobee. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160328&content_id=169498992&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb
  5. ^ http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/Astros-Tyler-White-earns-AL-Player-of-the-Week-7241607.php. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ McTaggart, Brian; Gurnick, Ken. "Houston Astros win 2017 World Series". MLB. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-sets-single-season-walk-off-homer-record/c-292484692
  8. ^ Berman, Mark (2019-07-19). "AJ Hinch: #Astros calling up Jose Urquidy, DFA for Tyler White.pic.twitter.com/6JgWjQz0yG". @MarkBermanFox26. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  9. ^ Gurnick, Ken (July 25, 2019). "Dodgers acquire Tyler White from Astros". mlb.com. Retrieved July 25, 2019.

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