Tyler White
Tyler White
29-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Dodgers
Injury Lat
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
White earned a mid-June promotion after slashing .338/.444/.579 with Triple-A Fresno. He played sparingly for a month before heading back to the Grizzlies. After just two weeks in the minors, he was summoned when Jose Altuve was placed on the DL in late July. White played regularly at first base, pushing Yuli Gurriel over to fill in for Altuve. When Altuve returned, the Astros kept White's productive bat in the lineup, replacing the slumping Evan Gattis as the main designated hitter. White continued to take advantage of the playing time, posting an .887 OPS for the season. With Evan Gattis leaving for free agency, the primary DH job appears to be White's to lose. His defensive limitations and the amount of talent the Astros figure to break camp with will put a lot of pressure on White to maintain his 2018 levels. Fortunately his December ADP of 254.3 means it won't be expensive to bet on 2018 being the new normal for White. Read Past Outlooks
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Moved to 60-day injured list
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 2, 2019
White (lat) was shifted to the 60-day injured list Monday.
White had previously been ruled out for the season with a strained trapezius, so the move has no effect on his return timeline. It clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Dodgers to select Gavin Lux's contract.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .722 185 20 6 22 0 .212 .324 .397
Since 2017vs Right .768 398 32 12 53 0 .259 .332 .437
2019vs Left .473 104 8 1 8 0 .146 .260 .213
2019vs Right .695 175 10 2 15 0 .245 .337 .358
2018vs Left 1.010 72 9 3 11 0 .305 .417 .593
2018vs Right .837 165 18 9 31 0 .265 .327 .510
2017vs Left 1.333 9 3 2 3 0 .250 .333 1.000
2017vs Right .780 58 4 1 7 0 .283 .328 .453
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .816 286 34 14 41 0 .254 .336 .480
Since 2017Away .694 297 18 4 34 0 .236 .323 .371
2019Home .590 132 12 2 7 0 .198 .288 .302
2019Away .633 147 6 1 16 0 .218 .327 .306
2018Home .984 121 17 9 26 0 .292 .380 .604
2018Away .789 116 10 3 16 0 .260 .328 .462
2017Home 1.097 33 5 3 8 0 .333 .364 .733
2017Away .617 34 2 0 2 0 .226 .294 .323
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Stat Review
How does Tyler White compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
White's performance in April of 2016, particularly in his first 10 games, intrigued the fantasy community as he appeared to be an unheralded prospect on the verge of contributing in a loaded Houston lineup. Of course, he cooled off and ended up spending most of the year back at Triple-A, and slashed .202/.274/.324 from May 1 on that season. Not surprisingly, the Astros had alternatives at the ready to cover first base and DH in 2017, and White was simply an organizational depth option. He was very productive, but as a 26-year-old in the Pacific Coast League, it's difficult to put much stock in his line (.300/.371/.528) as a significant indicator of skills growth, though his 25 homers at Fresno were a new career-high. The emergence of Yulieski Gurriel paired with the surprising step forward from Marwin Gonzalez will likely leave White on the outside looking in at a 25-man roster spot when spring training ends in March, unless he gets a fresh start with a new organization.
Some players are afforded copious opportunities to succeed or fail in the majors, but for a 26-year-old whose weaknesses were already exposed at the highest level, that window of opportunity can be fleeting. Similar to teammate Preston Tucker, White started the 2016 campaign on an absolute tear, managing five extra-base hits in his first five games of the season. Then the league adjusted, with White struggling to an anemic .148/.221/.279 line for the rest of April and a continual downfall until he was demoted in mid-June. He didn't fare much better upon his recall, slashing just .229/.264/.361 in 32 games of part-time work over the final two months of the season. White might already be lost among the viable (and cheap) alternatives in Houston, and one wonders if a change of scenery will be necessary for White to secure the playing time necessary to adjust to big-league pitching.
As someone who has hit well at every stop in the minors, you'd think that White would've generated a bit more buzz entering this season. Alas, the 33rd round pick of the 2013 draft was not in many discussions to see time in Houston this year, let alone break camp with the Astros. The 25-year-old has been impressive this spring, however, and has a realistic shot at being Houston's starting first baseman on Opening Day. White lacks the power upside that A.J. Reed and Jonathan Singleton possess, but he impressed with a .325 average, 14 home runs, 99 RBI and .939 OPS between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno last season. He has potential to be a .300 hitter at the big league level, so keep him on your radar during the later rounds of your drafts and move him up accordingly if he wins the starting first base job in spring training.
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Out for season
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 1, 2019
Manager Dave Roberts said that White (upper body) won't be activated off the 10-day injured list this season, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
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Heads to IL
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
Upper Body
August 13, 2019
White was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right trap strain.
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Shipped to Dodgers
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
July 25, 2019
White was traded from the Astros to the Dodgers on Thursday for Andre Scrubb, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
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Designated for assignment
1BHouston Astros
July 20, 2019
White was designated for assignment following Friday's game, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Collects three hits, knocks in two
1BHouston Astros
July 17, 2019
White went 3-for-5 with two RBI in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
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