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Signed for an above-slot $1.5 million as a 2018 second-rounder from a North Carolina high school, White didn't make his pro debut until May 2021 because of Tommy John surgery in May 2019 and the pandemic shutdown. He broke his pitching hand in his first start when he slammed it on the ground after making an error, costing him two more months, but he looked spectacular while winning Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Year accolades in 2021. He missed two months with a tired arm in 2022 and his stuff regressed last year, though he did make his big league debut and work a career-high 112 2/3 innings.

Each of White's five pitches can grade at plus or better when at their best, though that was rarely the case in 2023, when his velocity was down a tick or two across the board. His best offering remains his low-80s slider with two-plane depth, and he also added a tighter upper-80s cutter last year that became his go-to pitch against lefties, though it got whacked when he didn't command it. He throws two- and four-seam fastballs that sat in the low-90s, topped out at 95 and didn't miss many bats last season.

White also had trouble landing his big-breaking upper-70s curveball and lost some feel for his too-firm upper-80s changeup a year ago. He threw less strikes with his diminished stuff, though the athleticism that helped him draw interest from college football programs has translated into solid control in the past. He has shown the ingredients to become a frontline starter but not on a consistent basis.

Round Rock Express (AAA)
Round Rock, TX | Pacific Coast League
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Hickory Crawdads (Hi A)
Hickory, NC | South Atlantic League
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Down East Wood Ducks (Lo A)
Kinston, NC | Carolina League
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