Tyler White

Tyler White

33-Year-Old First Baseman1B
New York Mets AAA
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tyler White in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Twins in December of 2022. Traded to the Mets in May of 2023.
Dealt to Mets
1BNew York Mets  AAA
May 30, 2023
The Mets acquired White from the Twins on Tuesday and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse, Pat Ragazzo of SI.com reports.
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White showed encouraging flashes several years ago when he first arrived on the MLB scene with the Astros, but he hasn't played in a game at baseball's highest level since 2019. The 32-year-old was batting .259/.386/.414 with two home runs through 70 plate appearances this season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Twins.
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When you are the 977th overall pick in a draft, nobody expects you to make it to the majors. White has played 257 games, amassing 859 plate appearances at the MLB level while hitting .236/.315/.409 in that time. That line won't cut it for a DH-only player who can play first base in a pinch, even if that player hit .311/.399/.539 in Triple-A over parts of four seasons. The last version of White we saw was a Quad-A hitter who could mash in the PCL, but struggled against MLB pitching. The Dodgers sent the Astros a minor-league reliever for White at the deadline, and have since worked on treating a thyroid issue, which has resulted in him slimming down this offseason. He is out of options and will be made available to other teams if he does not make the roster out of spring training. It's possible he will be an improved hitter and defender if this treatment/diet plan allows him to maintain his new physique.
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.
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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Reassigned to minor-league camp
1BMinnesota Twins  AAA
March 23, 2023
White was reassigned Thursday to the minor-league side of Twins camp, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Signs minor-league deal with Twins
1BMinnesota Twins  AAA
December 6, 2022
White signed a minor-league contract with Minnesota on Monday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
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Shipped to Atlanta
1BAtlanta Braves  AAA
August 17, 2022
Atlanta acquired White from Milwaukee on Tuesday in exchange for cash.
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Heads to MiLB camp
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
March 28, 2022
The Brewers reassigned White to their minor-league camp Monday.
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Reaches deal with Brewers
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
December 9, 2021
White signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Thursday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
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