ELI WHITE, SHORTSTOP
Born: June 26, 1994
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 37th Round, 1117th Overall, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
College: Clemson
Agent: N/A

PROFILE

White is a draft-eligible sophomore, who was selected in 26th round in 2013 by the Cincinnati Reds. As a freshman, he saw very limited playing time, then took over at shortstop in 2015 and hit .297/.380/.405 in 61 games. He began the year hitting at the bottom of the batting order, but worked his way to the lead-off spot by mid-season. White is athletic in the field, has plus range and a strong arm. He is known for his glove, but the bat played well this season, so he could be hard to sign unless the Pirates are willing to go over his $100,000 slot. Baseball America ranked him 241st in their top 500 and they believe he could develop into a serviceable bat, with an above-average glove.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2021
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible:
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2013: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 26th round, 795th overall pick.
June 10, 2015:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round, 1117th overall pick.
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