45-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rondell White in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Rondell White Contract Information:
He signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract in Dec. 2006 that includes a vesting option for 2008 and a a $250,000 buyout.
White was named as a performance enhancing drug user in the Mitchell report, the Twins' official web site reports. White wrote Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski at least seven checks for human growth hormone and Deca-Durabolin between 2000 and 2005, the report charges.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Rondell White.
White had one of the worst starts to a baseball season in recent memory. He hit just .182/.209/.215 in the first half as the everyday DH for the Twins. Offseason shoulder surgery was seen as a slight factor, but the Twins and White were at a loss to explain how poorly he was playing. After briefly going down to Triple-A, he rebounded to hit .321/.354/.538 in the second half. He re-gained his starting job, but this time in left field. (He had an .873 OPS as a left fielder vs. .491 as a DH.) While his overall 2006 numbers look terrible and he remains a risk given his injury history, he could be a nice bargain since he still posses a quick bat and enters 2007 with his best health in recent memory.
White missed time with two shoulder injuries last season; the latter of the two, a separated shoulder, knocked him out for the final month of the season. He has been injury prone throughout his career, but he'll play mostly DH for the Twins which could help reduce his injury risk. He can be fairly productive when healthy. Just be sure to have a backup plan.
"Ron-DL" battled various injuries throughout 2004, but still managed to play in 121 games and put up solid numbers. Given his injury history, White is not a particularly expensive fantasy commodity, yet he can be counted on to produce when he's healthy. Don't ignore him on draft day, but be sure to draft a solid backup.
In 2003, White stayed healthy and became a last-ditch effort by the Royals to get enough offense to win the AL Central. White did his best, hitting .347 and slugging .613 in 22 games in Kansas City. Branded too expensive to retain, White became a free agent after the season and signed with the Tigers. It's always an open question as to whether "Ron-DL" can stay healthy.
Ron-DL, as he is known in fantasy circles, had a disappointing year in 2002, going just .240/.288/.378 in 455 at-bats, abysmal numbers for a corner outfielder. In his defense, he did play part of the season with a finger injury, but that doesn't fully account for his deep late-season slump. In any event, we expect White, at age 31, to put up numbers more in line with his career totals (.288/.343/.471) this year, but don't expect him to stay injury free.