Top Prospects Of The Day: Mitchell White Continues His Dominance
Last nights prospects saw emerging superstars burst through the night. All of Mitchell White, Dustin Fowler, and Shed Long were all on the breakout short list coming into the year and all have been delivering at a very high level.
7 Innings Pitched – 3 Hits – 1 Earned Run – 8 Strike Outs
White has been on a blistering path to be one of the nation’s top prospects. Outings such as this only help that agenda logging more strikeouts than innings while reducing the batters on the base path. White ultimate was leading the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes over the Visalia Rawhide in a 2-1 win on Monday. White started out the game by grounding out the first five batters with the initial three going to first baseman Ibandel Isabel.
White had Tommy John surgery back in high school, but he has fully recovered from it and is throwing just as hard as he was pre-surgery. White has very good stuff and it could carry him up the promotion ladder of the minor leagues. He has a mid-90s fastball, which probably isn’t his best pitch even though it does have some good movement in addition to the velocity. His best pitch may be his cutter that sits in the high-80s and can make hitters look silly at times. His third pitch is a curveball which is still improving and he has a changeup, but that pitch is still in development so to speak. White has a good build, standing at 6’4 and just over 200 lbs, which is exactly what you want in a starting pitcher. His command has been improving with each season he puts the surgery behind him and right now the command would be graded at about average.
White is currently listed as the Dodgers #13 prospect but that number appears to be incredibly too low for his level of talent. White will easily end the year inside the top 100 prospects in baseball with an outside chance of reaching the top 30.