Tyler White
Tyler White
28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Houston Astros
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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Unloads first HR
1BHouston Astros
May 21, 2019
White went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-0 win over the White Sox.
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White launched his first home run in 30 games. That's shocking for a player who hit 26 bombs in 136 games between Triple-A and MLB in 2018. His .649 OPS is one reason why he hasn't been given consistent at-bats. White has been in the starting lineup the last three games due to injuries. If Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) returns Tuesday as expected, White may move back to the bench.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
4
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+38%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+71%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .869 123 14 5 14 0 .262 .374 .495
Since 2017vs Right .805 280 28 11 44 0 .268 .329 .476
2019vs Left .532 42 2 0 0 0 .194 .310 .222
2019vs Right .733 57 6 1 6 0 .260 .333 .400
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
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+78%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .961 190 27 13 36 0 .293 .374 .587
Since 2017Away .704 213 15 3 22 0 .242 .315 .389
2019Home .748 36 5 1 2 0 .258 .361 .387
2019Away .592 63 3 0 4 0 .218 .302 .291
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.
BB/K
0.36
 
BB Rate
12.1%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.358
 
ISO
.093
 
AVG
.233
 
OBP
.323
 
SLG
.326
 
OPS
.649
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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 of lineup
1BHouston Astros
May 17, 2019
White is not starting Friday against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Could see decrease in playing time
1BHouston Astros
May 15, 2019
Manager AJ Hinch said White's playing time will become "a little more sporadic" moving forward, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Sitting out Wednesday
1BHouston Astros
May 15, 2019
White is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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On bench Friday
1BHouston Astros
May 10, 2019
White is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Remains out Monday
1BHouston Astros
May 6, 2019
White is not in the lineup Monday against the Royals, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
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