Evan White
25-Year-Old First Baseman1B
10-Day IL
Injury Hip
Est. Return 6/17/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Mariners signed White to an extension prior to last season, removing the incentive to manipulate his service time and leading an Opening Day callup. Given that he wasn't an elite offensive prospect and had only appeared in four games above Double-A, some initial struggles at the plate were to be expected, but his .176/.252/.346 slash line was still quite disappointing. His primary problem was a severe struggle to make contact, as he finished with an untenable 41.6 K%, a surprise given his perfectly adequate 23.0 K% in the minors. Encouragingly, he did hit the ball quite hard when he did manage to find it, with his 52.5% hard-hit rank ranking in the 95th percentile. That demonstrates the potential here, and White's strong defensive reputation and the Mariners' rebuilding status means he should get the chance to work through his contact issues, but he needs a huge improvement to be a viable option. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#475
ADP
$Signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Mariners in November of 2019. Contract includes $10 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2026, $11 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2027 and $12.5 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2028.
Another homer in Tacoma
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
June 15, 2021
White (hip) went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Triple-A Tacoma's win over Sacramento on Monday.
ANALYSIS
White has served as the designated hitter in all three of his rehab games so far, and he's homered twice in that time. It remains to be seen whether he'll need to get some action in the field before being deemed ready for activation.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
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#5
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4
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1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+45%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+41%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+48%
OPS vs RHP
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .421 98 10 2 5 0 .115 .214 .207
Since 2019vs Right .610 193 15 7 28 1 .192 .254 .356
2021vs Left .343 34 4 1 2 0 .067 .176 .167
2021vs Right .483 70 4 1 7 0 .179 .214 .269
2020vs Left .462 64 6 1 3 0 .140 .234 .228
2020vs Right .686 123 11 6 21 1 .200 .276 .409
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2020
Even Split
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .532 122 9 4 20 0 .159 .213 .319
Since 2019Away .559 161 16 5 13 1 .174 .261 .299
2021Home .421 51 4 1 5 0 .143 .176 .245
2021Away .456 53 4 1 4 0 .146 .226 .229
2020Home .614 71 5 3 15 0 .172 .239 .375
2020Away .611 108 12 4 9 1 .188 .278 .333
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Evan 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
BB/K
0.19
 
BB Rate
5.8%
 
K Rate
29.8%
 
BABIP
.188
 
ISO
.093
 
AVG
.144
 
OBP
.202
 
SLG
.237
 
OPS
.439
 
wOBA
.201
 
Exit Velocity
79.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.3%
 
Barrels/PA
1.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Quality first base prospects are a rarity these days, and White checks a lot of important boxes. A good athlete and plus defender (bats right, throws left), he could skip Triple-A and open the year in the majors after agreeing to a six-year, $24 million contract (with three club options) this offseason. He was 32% better than the average Texas League hitter and was even better after a slow start, hitting .313/.352/.548 with 17 home runs in 66 games from June on. His 36.7 Hard% is appropriate for a 23-year-old first baseman, and his type of contact (23.0 LD%, 42.4 GB%) fits the modern game. He may be susceptible to shifts (46.9 Pull%), but that is true of most first basemen. White has been clocked as a plus runner but has not put that speed to work on the bases with any consistency. Seattle will give him every opportunity to win the starting job this spring, as there are no service-time games to play.
The good news: White hit .303 with a 127 wRC+ at High-A. The bad news: he will head to Double-A this year for his age-23 season. Fortunately, his production is trending up. White was sent to Triple-A to play four games in early June, and upon returning to Modesto, he hit .318/.392/.496 with eight home runs, four steals, a 19.3 K% and a 10.0 BB%. He needs to work on getting the ball in the air a bit more (48.6 GB%) in order to hit for the type of power that would be acceptable for a first baseman. On the plus side, he has above-average speed and could chip in double-digit steals -- only Ian Desmond, Cody Bellinger and Freddie Freeman accomplished that feat at first base in 2018. White hit .257/.333/.429 in 18 Arizona Fall League games, which is a pedestrian line given his age, position and the hitter-friendly nature of that league, but it was also a small sample. If he performs as expected, White should debut in the summer of 2020.
Unfortunately, we were denied a large sample size for White in his first pro season, but the early returns are very encouraging. A quadriceps injury limited him to just 14 games in the Northwest League, but he was 38 percent better than a league average hitter and notched a 6:6 K:BB in 55 plate appearances. White has a chance to be a truly unique first base prospect, as he is billed as an excellent hitter with plus speed and debatable power. Like Cody Bellinger, White can play the outfield, but his elite defense should keep him on the infield dirt. Typically a first baseman who lacks plus power has a hard time generating fantasy value, but White's speed and hit tool could allow him to be the exception to that rule. Of course, thus far, he has shown that his power potential may have been undersold around the draft. The Mariners should assign him to the Midwest League for his age-22 season, where he could establish the potential for five-category production at first base.
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Homers in first rehab game
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
June 12, 2021
White (hip) went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Triple-A Tacoma's win over Sacramento on Friday.
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Expected to resume rehab Friday
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
June 11, 2021
Manager Scott Servais said that he expects White (hip) to be in the lineup with Triple-A Tacoma on Friday after being a late scratch Thursday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports .
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Rehab delayed
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
June 10, 2021
White (hip) was scratched from the Triple-A Tacoma lineup Thursday, Mike Curto of the Tacoma Rainiers broadcast team reports.
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Rehab assignment on tap
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
June 10, 2021
White (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Remains weeks from returning
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
June 2, 2021
The Mariners hope White (hip) will be ready to begin a rehab assignment after the team returns home from its current road trip in mid-June, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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