Tyler White

Position: 1B
Born: 10/29/1990
Height: 5'11
Weight: 225
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 33rd round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Combined to hit .325 between Corpus Christi (Double-A) and Fresno (Triple-A) with 14 HRs, 99 RBIs and 25 doubles. He posted a .442 OBP thanks to 84 walks (vs. just 73 strikeouts) and a .496 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
In camp as a non-roster invitee, his contract was purchased from Triple-A Fresno on April 1, and he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/5/2016

Debut Details
April 5, in a 5-3 win against the Yankees. Pinch-hitting for DH Preston Tucker in the seventh inning, he singled to CF off Chasen Shreve, and remained in the game in the DH slot. In his second trip to the plate, pitcher Johnny Barbato hit him.

Player Notes
Despite the injury scare from that first game, White was back in the lineup the next night and collected two more hits, then posted back-to-back three-hit games and homered in three games in a row. White was one of the surprises of spring training, beating out top first base prospects Jon Singleton and 2080’s #34 ranked Prospect A.J. Reed for the job, but given his 2015 numbers it shouldn’t have been that big a shock. His .442 OBP was third in the minors. Though he doesn’t have the prototypical athlete’s build, White has worked out tirelessly to get into better physical shape and it’s paid off.