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Mitchell White

Born: 12/28/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 207
Mechanics
Athletic frame, lean muscle, loose movement, pretty physically mature, mild strength projection with more time removed from Tommy John; can rush and get imbalanced early; clean arm action, above-average arm speed to high three-quarters slot; fluid channeling energy downhill, consistent stride, clean from release through finish, low-effort delivery; reasonably quick first move, 1.31-1.46 home, pick-off move is controlled and quick, picks have some velo.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/28/2017
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Dates Seen 9/1/16, 4/18/17, 5/20/17
OFP 60
Realistic 55: No. 3/4 Starter
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 60 92-95 96 Above-average life, ball's got a second gear, beats barrels to the spot, good plane from arm slot, leverages height well to drive pitch to lower quadrants, pitch finishes down in the zone; average present command, delivery and athleticism to project above-average future; plus-plus ceiling if he can find another couple ticks, pitch will play to plus in a starting role.
SL 55 60 88-90 90 Moves like a cutter, can add depth to it, enough late horizontal movement to miss bats, beats left-handers above the zone, will back-door it to lefties; solid present command when elevating, still gets loose in the zone.
CB 50 55 77-80 81 Tight pitch with above-average depth, commands it well as a chaser, hard downer action, feel to finish it in the zone for early strikes, moderate swing-and-miss potential, difficult hook to lift.
Overall

White has the frame and clean, repeatable delivery of a durable mid-rotation with upside for a bit more if everything maxes out. His fastball can play in the zone and miss bats, while the hard slider keeps lefties honest in lieu of a changeup. His breaking ball flashes as an above-average third pitch. He has struggled at times to finish righties, and needs to develop better sequencing as well as find the outside corner with his fastball more consistently. But the mechanics, arsenal, and physicality all inspire confidence that he'll reach a valuable ceiling.

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