Indians take White at No. 15 overall

With the 15th overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft, the Indians selected North Carolina right-hander Alex White.

alexwhite.jpgThis is what the MLB.com scouting report had to say about White:

“White was a top high school prospect in 2006, but went to UNC instead. He’s still one of the better arms now, though his performance in the spring has been a little uneven. He does have plus stuff with a fastball-slider combination along with the makings of two other pitches. He doesn’t always command his fastball that well, but that could be corrected with some mechanical tweaks. With his stuff and his track record, he’s likely to go pretty early on Draft.”

White’s team is still active in the College World Series.

More to come on White and tonight’s other two selections at Indians.com.

UPDATE: The Indians plan to turn White into a bullpen guy. Scouting director Brad Grant said he views White as a back-end, power arm.

1 Comment

I don’t know if those star ratings are supposed to be a rating of the news or the writing itself, but I gave that update 1 star because the idea of using a 15th overall pick on a bullpen arm makes my stomach churn.

Jason
http://jmays.mlblogs.com

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